I swear, holidays are a million times more exciting as a parent than they were as a kid. There’s just something about witnessing the joy of your child running gleefully from door to door for fun sized candy bars that melts my mama heart.
I remember thinking it was strange before having Adelaide when coworkers would take off work for Halloween. I would think “Why waste a day of vacation on Halloween?” and then I missed her first Halloween party when I was at work and realized how much I wished I was there.
Jon’s taking the morning off work today to go to the Halloween parade at Adelaide’s pre-school. I’m so thankful we live minutes from his office so he can attend these little events that mean so much to our girl.
And let’s be honest, I’m just glad we live close enough that he can get home early enough in the evenings to help out with this sassy little one and keep me from losing my mind.
When trying to figure out what she wanted to be this year, Adelaide changed her mind about a thousand times. Shocking, no?
We are currently loving all things princesses and My Little Pony in this house, so I was smitten when she chose Belle who is one of my favorite Disney characters. I was intimidated at the thought of making my first princess dress, but followed this tutorial which still seemed like a lot to take on. It only ended up taking me a few evenings to complete the costume, and Adelaide absolutely loves it.
There may have been a few times I patted myself on the back after accomplishing some of the more difficult parts of the dress.
Speaking of holidays, we are nowhere near figuring out our Christmas card for this year. Any and all suggestions welcome!