What rules during the month of October in the McBride household? Halloween. That's the long and short of it. It was difficult still not being able to drive and pulling costumes together, but you do what you gotta do.
This first picture, though, has nothing to do with Halloween. Jake dropped Tessa and me off at Salvation Army to look for, you guessed it, Halloween costume pieces, but we had to check the frames too. I had a couple pieces of art that needed framing, but I wasn't about to pay full price for big, not so common sized frames. Second hand was at least worth looking at. I, happily, did find what I was looking for -half price day!-, spent a bit of time refurbishing/spray painting/ etc. and finally got those pictures up on the wall. BUT THIS GEM BELOW. I had to take a picture of this particular picture because it was a picture that hung in our family room growing up. We had deer mural wall paper on one wall, a big stone hearth for our standing fireplace in the corner with the wooden louver door next to it, a deer sculpture on a shelf, and this guy on the wall. He is burned into my memories. We would put a red pom pom on his nose for Christmas as we transformed him into Rudolph. His image is as nostalgic as it gets. I didn't buy it since I'm not that sentimental, but a picture was needed.
The Neverland Crew.
Most of the costumes were online finds (hooray for random little girl costume sales! And Amazon!), but I did have to make Jake's hat and...dum, dum, dummmmm.... Tessa's dress.
She looked lovely.
Paige also wore this costume for her preschool party and Trunk or Treat. It's now in our dress up box. I love when costumes get the love they deserve.