Babes in DeutschlandOverwhelmed once again. We checked one holiday off this week and already my mind is whirling with thoughts of the next. I suppose I should be thankful that I am at least disciplined enough to wait until one is over before beginning to worry about the next. The entire week leading up to Halloween was a downward spiral in terms of being organized and productive. I had lots of fun activities planned to finish up our “glow month.” As you can tell by the lack of posts, that didn’t work out as a certain toddler ran off with our blacklight flashlight, and it was all downhill from there. Continue reading


Fall Blessings

Babes in DeutschlandWe’ve slowly been checking things off of our fall bucket list, we’ve picked apples, traversed a corn maze, and and I’ve sewn the kids Halloween costumes, but there is still so much that I want to take in this autumn! I suppose we’ve also road tripped and baked lots of fall treats, we’ve had potlucks and bonfires and worn layers for the first time in years, but I am just so entranced with all of the German, autumn magic that I just want to do everything at once. I suppose this is what three years in Hawaii will do to you! Continue reading

Halloween Costumes

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Here they are! I’ve thrown out several hints about what the kids were going to be for Halloween over the past few weeks, but no one guessed quite right. After much deliberation, I give you the explorer and his butterfly!

We had talked about nerding out and doing family fantasy theme costumes, but that just wasn’t going to happen this year, so instead, I scaled back the time investment and the budget and decided to work with what I already had. We had been planning on getting Aurora a set of fabric butterfly wings for Christmas, so I ordered them a little early along with the antenna and completed the outfit with black leggings, shoes and a shirt she already had. Yay for a cute, cheap, reusable costume! Continue reading