ah, college. pardon the drunk eyes. check out my flip phone. and that water bottle. THAT WATER BOTTLE. i made them for my roommates and myself. they had our names and jewels and Disney princess stickers on them. those water bottles carried everything from Tampico juice and vodka to actual water. also that is not JJ's real hair. it is Gilligan hair that came attached to the hat.
i truly cannot bear to part with that stupid flammable 3x3 inch of fabric that was my costume. i pull it out of the deep dark depths of my closet (where my linen pantsuit also resides. surely every girl needs a linen pantsuit? i should also tell you that my linen pantsuit still has the tags on it) each year and smile as i rub my fingers over the Goldschläger stain on the skirt. what a magical night Halloween really is. at my MMM (Monday Morning Meeting. two girlfriends, their kids, Gemma and i go for coffee every monday now. it sounds fancier when we say "meeting" than if we were to say "coffee." even JJ knows to call it the Monday Morning Meeting now) yesterday, my girlfriend B told me she also hooked up with her husband for the first time on Halloween. you see? MAGICAL!
for a while there after college, Halloween was nothing but a sad reminder of my yesteryear. a holiday in which i could take pictures of my dog in a Captain Jack Sparrow costume and spend all of my evening waiting excitedly for the trick-or-treaters that would never come. i feared that i would never again love Halloween as much as i once used to.
a very sincere apology to JJ, as the family photo of the three of us is really quite horrifyingly bad of me.
this adorable little face picking out her very own pumpkin at the patch this year and being so perfectly cute that i could die. and her COSTUMEEEEE! it's so adorable. aren't all baby costumes adorable? last year she was a little strawberry who was also a very grumpy strawberry. this year i think she will be able to get into the spirit of things! she can (sort of) say trick-or-treat ("teeteet") and she loves her costume. every time she sees it hanging in her closet she insists on wearing it. i will give you a very vague hint: we have taught her to make the corresponding sound that goes along with the costume. teehee!
and also i am excited for Halloween again on account of finding these cocktail napkins at Marshall's: