Disney World, Halloween, Magic Kingdom

Prepping for Not-So-Scary 2018

My family will be going to Disney World in October, and we will definitely be catching a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party while we are there!

Working out costume ideas for a family of four isn’t super easy, especially since we have two boys and not a mix of boys and girls.  Plus we are going with some of my husband’s family, so we will have a large group!

So far the thought is we will likely do….

meet the robinsons

Meet the Robinsons!

Two main boy characters for our boys, and a TON of main characters for us grown-ups to choose from.  Plus, the Smuggler and I like to pick costumes that are easily recognizable, but not common (aka not Dalmations or the Incredibles, which a ton of families at Disney do and are adorable…  buuut, we like to stand out).  Also, imagine the photo ops in Tomorrowland!   Ahhh!  This could change, but so far everyone seems agreeable to the film choice.

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Normally I wouldn’t post about this until later, but I think I may actually try to make part of my costume this time, so I’ll be posting more as I collect costume pieces and work on making whatever I can’t buy.  I’m not a great sewer, but I’ve been inspired lately by some newer cosplayers that I follow on Instagram, so maybe I’ll give something simple a try, like a skirt or something.  We will see!

I love planning Halloween early! Do you have any great costume ideas for this year?

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mothering

Earning my ‘Mom-Badge’

I had a mom-first today. Both kids were awake, tired, not sleeping, and taking turns crying.  So I did something  my mom-friends have told me has been a life-saver for them. I loaded both of them into the car and headed out for a ride. 

My type-B-Plus self couldn’t fathom a ride without going somewhere, so I did grab dry-cleaning that was laying in my way to the garage to drop off, and a snack and drink for Little Bear.  

It was a lovely day, so I cracked the windows for some white noise and we were off. 

First stop: Starbucks. A friend of mine has told me she will sometimes grab a coffee and sit in the car to relax while her baby sleeps.  Best to be prepared for spontaneous napping, I figured. Plus it’d been a bit since I had a “Treat yo’ self” latte moment, and I was due. I handed Bear his drink and snack when I got my drink so we could be treat buddies, which he though was fun. 

Little Bear loves drive thrus. I roll down his window and he gets to say “Hi!” to whoever is there. 

Next stop: dry cleaners. A new-to-me one with (huzzah!) another drive-thru! I took care of business while Bear entertained the lady who worked there. 

By the time we got home everyone was feeling better, including me. I guess we just needed a break from the house, and a mini-road trip was just the fix. It probably helps that Bear and I always talk with each other lots in the car. Sometimes we sing, listen to Dave Ramsey (Bear’s preferred podcast), or just talk about what we see on the drive. Its a sweet time that I love, even on a day like this when the ride was one of desperation. 

And I feel like I earned my “Mom Badge:” I was finally able to post a Starbucks mug pic on Instagram to document a last-resort-kid-ride. Achievement unlocked: Car Ride to Nowhere. 😉