my little pumpkin

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I always smile when Starbucks brings out its pumpkin spice lattes.

I’m not particularly fond of the drink (don’t shoot!), but I love the season it represents.

While September is usually the hottest part of the year for us in San Diego, it brings a certain freshness to it. The promise of cozier times ahead, along with some of that crisp, cold air of fall and winter.

Yes, that “crisp, cold air” for me is a good 58 degrees.

For me, the PSL almost acts as a catalyst of anticipation: warm, comforting meals, picking apples from the local orchard, visiting the pumpkin patch, and of course, trick-or-treating.

Last year was Lily’s first time trick-or-treating, and it was just about the cutest thing ever.

She dressed up as a kitty cat. Oh, how I loved this costume. So adorably perfect, can be repurposed for everyday dress-up play, and super easy to put together.

This is one of my favorite pictures, taken after an afternoon and evening of trick-or-treating.

She kept twirling in her costume, saying “I so tiute!” (“cute”). And she insisted on holding her trick-or-treat bag all by herself, saying”I!” every time we’d try to help.

I said the costume was “easy to put together”, and I’m not kidding. I literally ordered everything from Amazon, except for the makeup (I just used my own).

Black leotard (which she has worn on a weekly basis)

Tutu (in black; also worn on a weekly basis)

Kitty ears, tail, and bowtie (the tail and bowtie didn’t hold up very well, but she still wears the ears all the time)


Seriously. Darling.

We might have to repeat it this year.

What will your kids dress up as this Halloween?



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