Sunday, November 10, 2013

There's No Crying in Baseball

I have always loved Halloween...the candy, the costumes, the spooky decorations...and it is even more fun now with a child who is (kind of) old enough to enjoy the holiday. 

I couldn't help but pack a cute Halloween-themed lunch for Ava. She probably didn't even notice, but it was fun to put together nonetheless. 

I didn't want to send Ava to school in her costume (it clearly would have come home covered in who knows what), but she loved her glow-in-the-dark "Trick or Treat" t-shirt. 

And speaking of her costume, I think we succeeded in topping the Princess Leia outfit from last year (which was tough!). Our adorable little Rockford Peach...
A League of Their Own is one of my all-time favorite movies, and the costume turned out even better than I had imagined. It was almost too much to handle. 

I found the dress and hat patch on Etsy, the red hat on Amazon, and the red socks at Old Navy. UPDATE: There are a bunch of vendors selling these costumes now, including this adorable one from KaiKai Creations

We borrowed a baseball glove from her cousin Jack, but it didn't stay on for long.

As soon as Josh got home from work, we headed out to trick-or-treat. 

Ava was ready to go!

We had practiced saying "Trick or Treat" for a few weeks...

And she loved saying it at each house. I was so proud of her. 

The Leos family joined us as well. 

Ollie was dressed as an adorable little dragon. 

The kids with all their loot...

But the night wasn't all smiles. There was a little crying in baseball :).


  1. Would you be interested in reselling your Rockford Peaches costume? We've been wanting to do for our daughter but the full price etsy item is out of our budget. Let me know!

    1. Carrie - I have already promised the costume to a friend of mine, otherwise I would totally resell it! Hopefully you can find a cheaper version somewhere.

  2. Where did you find the patches for this costume?

    1. They came on the dress I ordered on Etsy (the link is in the post above). Hopefully she is still selling them!

    2. I'm so happy you enjoyed the costume! Yes, I am still selling the costumes in my Etsy store I've also started selling the patches for those who like to DIY or put them on a brother costume.
      Thanks y'all! Anna

  3. Hi- can I buy or borrow this costume from you (or your friend) for next year, 2015?

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  5. this is adorable. where did you find the pink dress?


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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; Topo Chico; reading; coffee; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows and podcasts; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. That pretty much sums it up.


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