Saturday, December 31, 2016

Halloween 2016 | As You Wish

October was probably my busiest month on record at work (really the entire last half of 2016), but we managed to squeeze in some fun fall activities during the week of Halloween. Starting with picking out the perfect pumpkins...

The kids painted some masterpieces.

And Josh put his master pumpkin carving skills to work once again.

 I put some little helpers to work picking out the seeds. However, we didn't have time to roast them that night, and then they were moldy the next day. Womp, womp. 

But the kids' Halloween lunches were much more successful. 

In keeping with our movie character tradition, this year we went with a Princess Bride theme. Ava was Princess Buttercup, and Rylan was Dread Pirate Roberts. I think I've said this every year, but these may be my favorite costumes to date.

The costumes were fairly easy to put together thanks to a "Juliette Capulet" dress from Target, a renaissance pirate shirt from Etsy, a mask and sword from a Zorro set, and some cheap boot covers. We had the black pants and gloves on hand and used a small piece of black fabric for the head wrap. And of course some brown eye liner for the mustache. 

I couldn't find a crown that truly fit the bill, so I made one using stiffened/painted lace, spray-painted paper flowers, beads and wire, and lots of hot glue.

I am very proud of how it turned out, and it looks pretty darn close to the movie version!
Ava wore the crown proudly, and was the most beautiful princess. She also thought that Princess Buttercup was the best name EVER!
And Ry loved being a pirate. The sword was definitely his favorite favorite was clearly the little mustache. It kills me!

"As you wiiiiiiiiish."

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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 instead. 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; La Croix; reading; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows; 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. I think that about sums it up.


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