the mask lasted about 30 seconds but she makes a pretty sweet lady bug
We are missing us some fall right about now. Colorful and crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice anything, sweatshirts, apple picking, costumes. Ah, we miss you fall (now winter is an entirely different story but fall.....oh dear fall). So instead of lamenting the rising temps on our island everyday and lack of all things resembling fall we decided to have us a shindig. Our inspiration was a package sent from Bibi Rho including candy corn (holla!), real leaves from Iowa (we sniffed those for a good 5 minutes), and a mermaid sticker book for one little girl who was a mermaid (seriously Bibi that was amazing and necessitated a call because Miss Anni did not believe that we had not told her secret costume idea. Nope, Bibi is just that good)! The funnest part was painting shells with the kids in the neighborhood for Anni's costume and sewing some spots on an old T-shirt for Miss Evy to to be a "dudu" (bug) at her request (ok, she pretty much just loves the word dudu). Yep, we had ourselves a fall party complete with costumes, bobbing for apples, making caramel apples, "trick or treating" (if you count knocking on every door in the house trick or treating :), and lots-o-fall-ish games. Woohoo! What made it special was that we were joined by some friends.
best group shot we could manage before inevitable costume removal