How was your summer? Good & safe, I hope. Ours was pretty darn magical. *get in here unicorn emoji*
School started last month, then the crisp morning air arrived, then the leaves started to fall. Colorado is becoming blanketed in crunchy golden-hued layers. Quinn is launching herself into leafy piles from ridiculously high spots in our backyard & asking "Who's Donald Trump, Mommy?" & I'm trying to find the right words & thinking of how election day can't come quickly enough & how weird this year has been for America & omg the clowns, why?!
Speaking of Donald Trump clowns, Halloween costumes have been on my mind. I never posted Quinn's costume from lastyear, so I'm doing it now. OK? OK! Wreck It Ralph was a fun Disney movie we watched with her last year & she was enamored by the mischievous, strong-willed, candy-embellished character Vanellope von Schweetz. I think she sensed they were soul sisters. (There were some parts of the movie that we skipped over because honestly, she was a bit young for it.)
Of course she wanted to be Vanellope for Halloween last year. Of course I got giddy putting all the elements together:
*mint-green hoodie from Target (I added the characteristic hot pink stitches)
*chocolate "peanut butter cup wrapper" tulle skirt (Amazon)
The hair! It was the best part. After watching some hair tutorials on youtube, I wrapped Quinn's ponytail with a Twizzler that I had threaded with a pipe cleaner & she went to town with adorning her hair with the candy barrettes we had made, plus stickers. A gigantic glitter lollipop ($3 Hobby Lobby) & all hail the Princess of Sugar Rush (or President as the feisty Vanellope preferred to be called).