Sunday, October 30, 2011

Princess M

Remember how I said that I order M's costumes early to avoid the holiday rush and picked over costumes?  Well, I ended up having to go in the store a few days ago anyway to do exactly that.

The original costume was cute, but it was literally falling apart when I took it out of the packaging.  Lace was coming off the bottom of the tutu (which I ended up completely taking off) and the costume didn't exactly look like the packing said it would (bogus).  Which was surprising since I didn't order it from some unknown costume Web site, but from  In the past I've ordered her costume from, but I didn't see anything there this year.  Anyway, I was surprised that Target would distribute such a low-quality product.  But who am I kidding -- MOST Halloween costumes are low-quality.

So I didn't fret (nor did I have the energy or time to deal with griping and returning), but I knew I couldn't count on that little flimsy bumblebee costume to make it through the rest of our fall festivities.  So I went to Target store to look for something similar (and of better quality). I want to dress M in cute general stuff before she starts asking for things (like characters) specifically.  When she was 10 months old, she was a lion.  Last year she was a gnome.  This year I was so excited for her to be a bumblebee, but I couldn't find another bumblebee costume in the store.  I was surprised to find a Princess Tiana costume (they were sold out all over the Web).  The one I found was flimsy and a size too big, so something told me to check out the toy section where they sell the dress-up stuff for little girls.  Whaddya know -- I found a better Princess Tiana dress that was LESS EXPENSIVE than the costume.  Yeah!

I didn't feel so bad having to buy a second costume because I knew she'd love to wear that one around the house.  The only thing about that is it may not be in a decent condition to put up for her little sister to wear one day.  I'm not preggo, but I have saved all of M's costumes for Baby #2.  If it's a girl, she can wear all of M's costumes, but if it's a boy, he can only wear the lion costume from two years ago.  Either way, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I think of using a costume for a second time with a new baby. :)

Anyway, I'm sure you woke up this morning wanting to hear all about our costume issues -- not! -- so let me share some pics I took of M last week before her school's fall festival.

She's so funny -- she insisted that she needed to touch the pumpkins and flowers in order to take the pic.

It was only fitting that she took Princess Tiana for Show 'n Tell that day, too.



She had a great time at her class' fall festival party. :)  We went to a couple of fall activities this weekend that I've set to post on Tuesday and Thursday.  Pics to come of M on her first hayride, seeing Plex from YoGabbaGabba, and her night at Boo at the Zoo.

Have a great week!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Stuff I Talk About

2011 30 day shred age update AKA animals anniversary appreciation aquarium around the house art museum Atlanta baby/toddler sleep issues baking bama football beach birthday birthday party blog awards blog buddies blogher books camping causes celebrations celebrities cheer days childhood children's museum children's theater Christmas christmas card class reunion college days concert conference cousins crafts dance date night dating days deals decluttering dentist Disney dk easter engagement facebook faith fall fun family family fun fashion father's day favorite blogs field trip field trips football friday flashback friends fun event funny pic Gaylord Opryland genealogy girl scouts goals god grad school grateful graves' disease Halloween health holidays Hollywood honeymoon instagram Iron Bowl key west kindermusik learning letter to my daughter library Los Angeles m me miami mlk day morgan is three museum Nashville national championship game natural hair nature new look new orleans New Years nyc out on the town parks parties phone fun pinterest play days at home playdate playground action pregnancy professional development Race for the Cure raleigh ramblings reading Recipes relay for life school program shows singing skating snow soccer social networking sorority spring break spring fun stress summer summer fun summer reading summer to do list teacher life technical difficulties terrible twos Thanksgiving the girls the park theme park thomas and friends three thyroid tragedy trains traveling tricycle trips twitter valentine's day video walk for autism water play we love being outside wedding wordless wednesday work wrapup Yo Gabba Gabba zoo
All information and pictures on this site are property of THE K. KREW. Powered by Blogger.