So we only have photos that I could take while holding her...
Note to SELF: Next year I am coming to this Halloween Parade in a costume that she won't recognize me in and just be a bystander snapping away with a camera! Geez. Such Drama!
(Oh yeah, and when we had to change her out of her costume...she flipped out to. I handed a SCREAMING child over to her teacher and practically RAN out of there!)
This morning Miss G started out as usually, her happy, yet demanding self. I put her slip on but decided to wait until AFTER breakfast to put on her costume...
Now, I had to show her how pretty her tiara was!
Currently, we have NO self esteem issues. This is Miss G kissing herself...
Now we are at Daycare, Miss G drove of course...
Thanks Aunt Christie for the Princess Coat!
Now she is instructing me to put her sippies in the refridgerator...
Now we have a Princess smirk and a wave goodbye...
more to come...
Ms. Rebecka sent these photos from her phone last week. Aren't they cute of the girls!!!
Having fun at Daycare. (Mia, Giorgia & Aubrie)
Just being silly.
Giorgia & Mia with Ms. Rebecka!
Thank you Rebecka, I am now fortunate enough to have an inside glimpse of my girl during the day!!!!!!!
1976 - 1982
Plan activities that don’t focus solely on candy and high-sugar treats. Carve a pumpkin, tell spooky stories, or create your own haunted house. Roast pumpkin seeds and watch a scary movie.
Limit the time spent going door to door, or limit the area they can cover. Maybe two hours, or maybe two blocks…
Give them non-food treats, like temporary tattoos or stickers, instead of high-sugar treats.
Trade them homemade treats for the candy they collect. Homemade is always safe, if you’re the one who made it. Try Pumpkin Spice Cookies or Spiced Sugar Pumpkin Cake.
Trade them healthier treats for their Halloween candy. Honey sticks or sesame candies from a natural foods store are always popular at my house.
Cash them out. Decide on the exchange rate for each piece of candy, and let them “sell” you their loot. Turn it into a homeschool lesson about currency or math or business.
Sort out the worst of the candy and get rid of it. Stuff full of high fructose corn syrup or from China should go right in the trash. (sorry China)
Keep the candy out of reach. Having a bowl of candy on the counter, or letting the kids keep it in their room is bad news…
Ration the candy. Set limits on the number of pieces they can eat on Halloween night, and ration the rest out at two pieces each day.
Decide on a date for pitching the rest. After a week or so, just get rid of it. Make sure the kids know in advance, so there’s no surprise.
Set a good example. Don’t pig out on the candy that you pass out to Trick or Treaters, and don’t eat all of the candy you bought from them in one sitting.
"MY" Version of the School Photo
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update: I bought it and it works great. LOVE it.
Here is to many more months and years to come!!
Love you baby!
G and Mama having a little photo op fun!
Uncle Jay won G a Sparkly Pink Fishie!!
Thanks Uncle Jay!
Aunt Christie keeping an eye on G...just like in China!!!
Attempting to get a photo of all three of the girls. I told Moorea and Brooke to jump on and squeeze tight to get G to stay. G didn't like that plan so much...
And within a second she was outta there!!!!!
G did a lot of walking and just a bit in the stroller. Here she is on a mission in her sparkly "G" sweatshirt!
She reorganized the stroller basket when she was bored. Like the back of her sweatshirt? It's all sparkly rhinestones there too!!! She's my little goth girl!
Hanging out in the kiddie church.
Watching the Princess and the Dragon water show!
The dreaded Carrousel!