Halloween couldn’t have gone better! The weather was awesome and everyone actually wore the costumes they picked out for Halloween! I’d say that’s a big win in my book! Even Lanier coordinated his shirt with his grey wolf mask. When Wheeler said she wanted to be a witch, she took to the Accessories aisle at Walmart and had the best time picking out her whole costume. I seriously may steal the whole look next year! Logan was a Red Power Ranger and has never seen the show, ha. Effie was Dizzy Tremaine from Descendants 2 and Vaughn was a skeleton with light-up eyes. He’d been asking to be a skeleton since the day after Halloween last year, so it was an epic build-up when he finally got to don his long-awaited costume!
Wacky Wednesday! And Logan had Book Character Day too.
I spent the morning enjoying all of the kids’ Halloween parties at school. It’ll be a sad day when all of these holiday classroom parties end. The look they always get when you walk into their classroom is the BEST!
Rocking her complete ensemble.
Love our hood!
…with their spooky drinks.
Their favorite part. Totaling and categorizing all of their treats!
The kids have their Color Blast Fun Run this Friday and have enjoyed all of their fun dress-up days leading up to it. Tuesday was Pajama Day! How cute is Effie’s?
I dressed up for Pajama Day too. Ha! Had some of you ask about this outfit. The polka dot pjs are from last year, as are the slippers. But this style is super cozy and comfy and I’ve loved wearing them for years and years. Find my cozy quilted jacket here. For fit, it’s true to size. It’s a little longer too, which I love!
New cuts for the boys!
Taco Boy goodness!
If y’all have ever visited Taco Boy, you’ll know that you can’t miss the awesome tree that stands out front. Well, to my surprise, on Tuesday it was gone! They informed me that it was dead, so they had to cut it down! Sad day!
All snuggled in, watching Milo (Zed from Zombies) perform on Dancing with the Stars. I record it each week and play it back to let them see his performance. Girls’ Gowns // Boys PJs are Roberta Roller Rabbit.
So if you’ve been reading awhile, you know that I rarely address comments, but today I thought it was necessary. Please don’t think I take any rude comments to heart. I’ve been at this for over 8 years and have heard everything. Trust me. And I usually ignore them, but today, I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t ignore this one.
A comment written after yesterday’s blog post…
You are so pretty but your hair color is terrible. When you were a brunette you were stunning. You look terrible as a blonde. Look at your sisters. That is who you should be. Bless your heart at trying to be some thing you aren’t Take the time to dye. You will look better. Now you kook cheap. You aren’t blonde and it is obvious. Stop trying to look rich. You look really bad. Sorry but a real friend would tell you this. Even dark blonde like Wheeler would be better. Don’t do easy. That’s what trailer trash does. Strive to be better. You are better than what you present.
-Terri St. Charles (email@example.com)
And my response…
Yes, I completely agree with you that all of my sisters’ hair is beyond beautiful. And on top of that it’s all natural, but I unfortunately was gifted with white hair in the front and black hair in the back. So I’ve been coloring my hair since about the age of 16. Trust me, if I had it any other way I would love to be a brunette like them, and I tried for so long, coloring it often. But after four kids and not enough time to color it as often, it got to be too much, where after only a week of coloring it the white hair would start coming through around my hairline and temples and it looked like I was balding in the front. So unfortunately I knew that being blonde was easier maintenance than trying to keep up with the brunette hair that was in fact NOT my natural hair color. And it was so much healthier as a brunette too, but I simply just don’t have the time to color it that often any more. And I’ve just learned to embrace it!
I’m so sorry that my hair is so important to you that you felt like you needed to say something. “Trailer trash,” “bless your heart,” “you look really bad,” and “be better”? Goodness, Terri. Let’s build each other up not break each other down.
On another note, I hope y’all have an awesome Thursday! Can’t even begin to believe it’s November! I’m still cleaning out like crazy, and I know I asked about storage boxes. I’ll let you know which ones I decided to use. And hopefully, I’ll have a big reveal one of these days! For now, I’ll just be trying to resist the mountains of candy in my pantry!