Theodora the Explorer

I’ve previously shared here that Theo’s favorite show is Dora the Explorer (can be found on Nick Jr. or streaming on Amazon Prime). So, we decided to dress him up as Dora this year! It was a really easy costume to put together: a pink T-shirt, orange shorts, white shoes, yellow ruffle socks (on Halloween he wore his tall socks because it was cold), backpack, and a bracelet

He loved trick-or-treating and although he didn’t eat any candy, he enjoyed riding in his stroller holding on to a pack of m&m’s and milk duds. Here are some photos of our Theodora!

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The Holiday Season…

… is upon us. Today is Halloween, Thanksgiving will be here in a few short weeks, and then Christmas is right around the corner. I really need to start shopping…

Halloween: probably my least favorite holiday. For one reason or another, I have cried on Halloween every year of my adult life. So, I just choose to not really celebrate it. When I was little, I loved trick-or-treating so much. In fact, one of my favorite smells is what your pillowcase or pumpkin full of candy smells like after you have collected all of the chocolaty and fruity treats. Maybe one day I will like Halloween again… but for now, I will let it come and go without any fanfare. At least we got an ‘early release’ from work! And so far so good, no tears. I did not eat $hit on my 3.5 mile walkjog, and I think I am safe for the rest of the evening…

In other news, I decorated (barely) for Fall!

The pretty flowers unfortunately did not come from a mystery man who knows I hate Halloween and thought I needed some cheering up, but rather came from Trader Joe’s – best $3.99 money can buy. My table looks so pretty!

Now that it is finally getting cold out (which I do not like, but I will deal with), I can finally cook soups and butternut squash and casseroles without having to turn down the air conditioning in my apartment to have the oven on. This week is Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash and more Tortellini and Tofu soup (it is just so cheap…)

Happy Monday (and Halloween.) to all!