If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you probably know I'm a SUCKER for holiday-themed t-shirts...Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, and of course, Christmas...sign me up!
It's a little indulgence I allow myself. It just gets me in the holiday mood (whatever "holiday" that might be!), seeing my babes all dolled up.
Thanks to the timing of B's potty-training, we've done lots of laundry lately, so the girls got to wear their Halloween shirts almost every day this past week! :)
I got to join in on some of the Halloween action this year, too...thanks to an awesome apron I won from Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land. (I love it...a candy corn print, accentuated with ruffles and stripes and the cutest zig-zag stitching...and Charlene MADE it! Thank you, Charlene!!!)
I wore my new apron to carve our pumpkin. I know the girls are going to love seeing our kitty cat aglow tonight!
And given the theme, I couldn't resist luring Sasha into the kitchen for a peek at the pumpkin. (I'm not sure she saw the resemblance, though.)
And finally, when everyone was in bed, I made a batch of Ghost Cookies (Nutter Butters dipped in white chocolate, with mini-chocolate chips for eyes...so easy!).
I am still in the process of preparing for Halloween, as I don't have these wrapped up yet, but you can see the tags the girls (and I) made to accompany our spooky goodies.
I let the girls glue strips of orange, yellow, and white paper on a manila-colored sheet. I cut simple triangles and rounded the edges. "Happy Fall, Y'all!" the tag reads.
We will do a sort of reverse-trick-or-treating, if you will...delivering goodies to our neighbors in our Halloween outfits. The girls will probably score a few pieces of candy, and that's OK, but we won't be going for the mother lode by any stretch.
(The "burden" would fall on Yours Truly to eat most of the candy...and Heaven knows I've consumed enough candy corn by this time to meet my sugar quota until at least Valentine's Day!)
And just because I can't resist a good comparison picture...here are the girls on their first Halloween, at almost 10 months old.
...and last year, just shy of two...
Hope everyone has some great fun with their little pumpkins!
I'm connecting with Marcia's Virtual Craft Day link-up again this month for my cookies and tags. Check out all the craftiness Marcia has assembled! And if you're into crafts - especially ones you can do with your kiddos - head on over to see Charlene at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land, too!