The instant Effie came onscreen, Grace knew she wanted to be her for Halloween, and it naturally followed that Olivia would want to be Katniss, what with her love of getting dirty and archery and wearing her hair in a braid. So, basically, Olivia didn't even need a costume. I did buy her a District 12 Tribute t-shirt, though, since she doesn't own any clothing without a baby animal on it.
stash of mustaches always pays off. Sometimes in the form of candy, sometimes, in the form of a disguise for a quick getaway, and sometimes to entertain yourself by making the dog look like Burt Reynolds.
Yesterday was my second born's 12th birthday. Every year he plans some kind of elaborate thing to do on his birthday and always ends up disappointed. This year, he told me he just wanted a new video game, and to play it all day without laying eyes on his little sisters. And breakfast in bed. And Kahlua pecan chocolate chip pie. And since I am the lamest mother on the planet these days with my constant resting, I was more than happy to accommodate his wish. Brazil helped by having a national holiday so he didn't even have to go to school. At the end of the day, he said it was the best birthday of his life.
Last night was the Marine Corps Ball, which Mitch optimistically bought tickets for without knowing if I'd be home from the States in time to go to. I combed my hair and he watched a youtube video on how to tie a bow tie, and off we went.
We had a lovely time, despite the lack of sofas for me to lay down on at the venue and my navy dress matching the tablecloths. Happy Birthday, Marines and Henry!