Friday, October 31, 2014

Dressing Up

They dressed up today.  I sent a ninja and Snow White to school this morning, and the little princess joined them later.  It wasn't until the end of the day that I had them all together for a picture, by which time they were all very tired, the ninja was ready to come out of costume and Snow White was just tired of pictures.
My kids LOVE to dress up.  But honestly . . . I'm over it.  We've been dressing up for the past 31 days.  Or at least that's what it feels like!  The month began with dress-like-your-favorite-book-character at school.  And then there was pink week.  The following week was red week.  And there were designated dress up days EVERY DAY.  For TWO weeks.  And then this week was Dolly Dingkle week at dance.  That's just cute and fancy for "we don't celebrate Halloween, but this is how we celebrate Halloween."  And this is how Dolly D showed up this year.
This picture makes me smile.  They say boys will be boys.  But girls will be girls!
And now here we are on October 31.  It seemed the costumes of choice this year were Elsa (I even overheard one of the teachers in the hallway at school today comment that they should've gotten all of the Elsa's together for a head count and a picture) and ninjas.  You can clearly see how that turned out.  Mason decided to follow the crowd, but Hannah Kate continues to march to the beat of her own drum.  I honestly have no idea why she chose Snow White.  We haven't watched that movie lately.  I even told her I'd buy her a new costume this year if she wanted.  Years past I have always told her to go pick something out of her dress-up trunk.  Yes.  I know.  Anyway, she wanted to be Snow White, and the dress in the trunk still fit.
Ellie and I went to Hannah Kate's class party this afternoon.  Hannah Kate came home all excited yesterday about a spider headband she'd made at school.  As you can see, Snow White is proudly wearing her spider headband!
The kids had the best time pinning the eye on the pumpkin.
And then we went to find Mason.  You know the feeling like your heart is walking around outside your chest?  This was one of those moments for me.
Unfortunately, I was not the cool mom today.  Mason begged me to go on his field trip last week, but today he hardly acknowledged me.  He wouldn't even ride home with us and chose instead to ride the bus!

This evening Seth and I took the kids to a fall festival at a local church.  They were already super tired after a long and busy week, but they enjoyed it.  And they all fell asleep on the way home.

Next week is Homecoming Week.  But thank goodness the decision was made that only the middle school and high school will dress up each day!  Because I totally think "too much of a good thing" is applicable here.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

oh my goodness! I don't think we had that many dress up days in elementary school, but while you have a few years go to, you will love high school. You won't have to do much...they will do it on their own!