Friday, October 31, 2008

Costumes, Take Two

Bella got to wear her costume to school today for their little party and then I think we're going trick or treating at the outlets for a bit before going around our neighborhood tonight. They'll wear their witch costumes later but decided to dress up as Tinkerbell and a fairy this afternoon. I think they were most excited about all the purple glitter eye shadow.

Pumpkin Carving

We carved pumpkins last night and both girls had clear ideas for what they wanted their pumpkin to look like. Matea wasn't too happy about scooping out the seeds and flesh and kept saying, "That's dirty". Bella was determined to do it all by herself but ended up needing some help with the carving. I decided to do something different with my pumpkin and carved the outline of a Crafty Mama purse:)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween, Take One

I think the girls will have the opportunity to dress up three or four times this week but last night was their first chance at the Arroyo Grande Halloween Carnival. The carnival was packed with tons of people, too many if you ask me. I think both girls were a little overwhelmed by it but Matea was ready to stay and play every game they had while Bella wanted to throw in the towel early because she was too cold. We compromised and went out to ice cream with grandpa and grandma Cindy so the fun continued but we were out of the cold marine layer. I thought my two little witches looked very cute.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pumpkin Pickin'

After a looooooong morning and several threats of not going, we finally made it to the pumpkin patch. I thought we were destined to have a terrible time after our crappy morning (the kids are really getting physical with each other lately and I doubled the dosage of my Fibromyalgia medicine on Friday and it's totally kicking my butt right now), but we ended up having nice family time at Windmill Farms.

The girls took forever to pick their pumpkins and as usual, Matea kept changing her mind. I'm not sure she knew what she was looking for, but she knew she didn't like anything we presented. The important part of this post though is to look past the children and check out my new clothes and jewelry (purchased with birthday money from my mom) and my new makeup (purchased with birthday money from my in laws). I liked my new stuff so much, I even had Bella take a picture of me and Papa and I think she did a great job.

When we got home, we decorated the outside of the house. Totally looks like Halloween threw up on our porch.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Beautiful Ballerinas

Bella's been taking dance class for a few weeks now and Matea's been standing on the sidelines, doing her best to follow along. The class is listed as being for "pody trained preschoolers" (that's right, "pody", not "potty"...kills me every time I see it on the paperwork) and even though the class size is really small, the owner still didn't want to let Matea participate because she isn't "pody" trained.

The instructor keeps inviting Matea out onto the dance floor so I took it upon myself to pay for her to join Bella, leotard and all. How cute does she look in her outfit? I'll let the owner tell this sweet baby she can't dance.

Her first class was yesterday and it was fairly chaotic. The teacher is sweet as can be but I think a little naive. She gives the girls a different prop for every song and then they all waste 5 minutes investigating the wand, stuffed animal, princess sign, etc. I would say that Tater spent 2/3 of the class being a total shit, striking up one-on-one chats with the teacher, and playing with her props. For the other third of the time, she listened really well and did a great job following directions.

Steve went to the class and said Matea drove him nuts. But instructor sweet pea said she thought Matea did well and she's welcome back next week.