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Thursday, November 1, 2012

* Halloween 2012 Update: Little Red Riding Hood and a Japanese Princess

Halloween was a strange this year.
It was on a Wednesday. First day back to school
after being closed for two days for Hurricane Sandy.
This happy kid's holiday filled with costumes, class parties, and candy
following a very scary and anxious few days of waiting through a major storm
and watching news coverage of the devastation and aftermath with a broken heart. 
Our power was back on - no trees fell on our house
and we didn't have any flood or water damage. 
We were VERY grateful for that.

It is so hard to see others suffering right now in the wake of this storm. 
It feels silly posting photos of my kids in their costumes.
We were so lucky to be safe and be able to celebrate halloween. 

Our biggest complaint was that we didn't get our pumpkins carved
and I spent the morning scrambling to help some other moms pull off
 a great Kindergarten halloween Party. 
I'll take that as the worst of my problems ANY day. 
I feel SO. Very. Grateful.
My heart goes out to anyone reading this who was not as
fortunate as we were in this monster of a storm. 
 With that, I'll share a few photos from the day of my girls.
They loved getting dressed up and seeing their friends at school.


"C" went to school dressed as Little Red Riding Hood
and "E" wore her homemade DIY Monster Shirt


"C" and her kindergarten friends enjoyed a school-wide storybook parade
and class party in the afternoon.


"E" was very excited about her costume this year, she wanted to be a Japanese Princess.
She fell in love with it since her favorite Barbie dolls 
are her collectible Japanese Princess Barbies and she wanted to look like one of them. 
I did her make up with my Klutz Facepaint and she loved it. 


Almost there. 


All Finished! 


Cutie pie little girls ready to go trick or treating!

We did have candy and the girls had costumes. 
They had a blast trick-or-treating with daddy and a group of neighborhood friends.
I got to stay home and hand out candy with Pippi (our dog.) 
Life is good. We are grateful.
I started November, my birth month, this morning feeling very thankful indeed. 
Hoping you all had a happy and safe halloween this year too!

Warmly,
Pink and Green Mama
MaryLea

P.S. The following note is for the 1% of my readers who 
will be offended by my daughter's costume and feel the need to write to me about it:
Please don't send me hate mail about my daughter's costume telling me 
that it's not politically correct or that it's offensive.
She loved it. She picked it out. She felt beautiful and she was.
Halloween in our house is for our kids and for them to have fun.
If you want to send me hate mail find a different hobby, 
there are bigger issues going on in the world right now that you could be spending
your time and energy on. 


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