Sunday, October 21, 2012


This past Wednesday, the young women in our church organized a Halloween carnival for the kids. There were a number of games and all the children were excited to have an excuse to wear their Halloween costumes early. Eliza was Cinderella last year, but wanted to be Cinderella again this year. Her Cinderella dress had been worn so much that it was literally falling apart. It's nearly impossible to repair rips to the cheap fabric and elastic, so I was hoping she'd change her mind and just want to be something else.

As luck would have it, we found a brand new Cinderella gown with a beautiful crown for $2.50 at the local thrift store. I tucked it away for Halloween so it would be safe, but Eliza did not forget about her dress. She has been overly anxious to try out her new outfit, so she was one happy little girl when she got to wear her Cinderella costume to church and to Disney on Ice.

Eliza's favorite part of the costume were her white "heel shoes." They are too big for her (yard sale find), but she insisted that they were her glass slippers.

Eliza had a great time at the carnival! She was a little disappointed that she didn't win a cupcake her first try at the cake walk. She was utterly disappointed after 10 tries and no cupcake. Finally, the girl in charge of the game purposefully looked for the letter Eliza was standing on and "pulled" it out of the bag. Somehow, Eliza realized that she hadn't legitimately won and wanted to "do it again!" I assured her she was a winner, and she told me, "No, I'm not. I didn't really win." How does she know!?

We finally convinced her to play some other games and the rest of the night went great.

I'm so glad our community does fun activities like this for the kids. The hard work was definitely appreciated by our family.

1 comment:

  1. Eliza is just too smart! She also looks so pretty in her dress. The boys are, of course, the most adorable little twin boys on the planet! Their shirts are so precious.


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