Do you want to know how many pictures I took of my children in their Halloween costumes this year? Exactly zero. Zero! Can you believe it? I've always said I'm not a picture taker, but now I know I really meant it. Who misses the costume photo-op? And I really have no excuse because they dressed up twice. My parents even called on Skype to see them in their costumes. You'd think that would have jogged my brain into thinking that a photo might be a good idea as well. Oh well. You'll just have to imagine a five-year old batman and two little ballerinas. The girls wore pink leotards and these really cute, really puffy tutus I got for them.. At one event we went to people kept saying, "Look at the cute princesses". Now, I know there are other versions of princess stories besides Disney's, but still, I have never thought of "puffy tutu" as "princess gown". I guess some people do. I didn't even realize I should have taken pictures until Tyler's mom e-mailed us wanting to see pictures of the kids in their costumes and it dawned on me that we didn't have any. I vow to take a picture next year.
So far Amelia has chosen to be whatever Lily is for Halloween every year of her life. We had two Tinkerbell's, followed by two little witches, and then this year the ballerinas. I hope she knows she really can be something different if she wants to be. Lily and Amelia are kind of in a "twin" phase right now. They want to wear the same outfit all the time, and have their hair done the same way. It is fine with me. I think they look cute dressed alike. And it reminds me of me and my sisters who used to wear "twin" things when we were younger also, even though we were four years apart. Of course, it's a challenge to have them be twins, especially in the hair department. Lily's hair is getting some length to it finally, and Amelia has a curly mop that is not long. Lily thought it was hilarious today that her request of "one rubber band" for their hair ended up as a regular ponytail for her and a little side-sprout of a pigtail for Amelia. That's as close to the same as I could get it.
On a personal note, I feel sad today. I feel stressed out about being in charge of our ward Christmas party with no one to help me. I feel like everyone I know is better at being friendly than I am, and as a result I have fewer friends. This is especially hard for me because I feel like in the past I was a very friendly person and it bothers me that I'm not anymore. Also it is November, and I can't help but remember last November and all the things I was looking forward to then and how I had no idea what was coming in just a few weeks. That's all.
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