|My dad and mom all dressed up for Halloween 2005|
Since Mom made Halloween so fun for me and my brothers, I want to make it just as awesome for my daughter. For this, I have a 5 step plan:
|She's already in her Halloween jammies|
|Last year's trunk-or-treat|
|June wants a purple and pink witch Halloween party|
#3) Hold my own kids' Halloween party. <= This one makes me a bit nervous. Although I absolutely love planning and organizing events, I'm not a very good hostess or implementer...nor do I like clean-up. But, for June I will do it! For my first year hosting one, I'm going to keep it smaller with just 3-4 of June's friends of choice. Maybe as I get braver, I'll be able to hold huge parties in the years to come. This year, June wants her Halloween party to be pink-and-purple witch themed. This is perfect as all the decorations I have right now go along with that.
|Already registered for the half marathon|
#4) Compete in a Halloween-themed running event. This year's race will be the Dallas Monster Dash the weekend before Halloween. I will be running the half marathon and Travis will be running the 5K with June in the stroller. At least June and I will participate in the costume contest, and we all will take part in the post-run Halloween celebration. If there happens to be any local zombie-runs, June and I will run those as well.
|June's costume! We're just going to add pink and black striped tights.|
June has already picked out what she wants to be: a pink witch. If we can't find a pink witch costume, I think I can talk her into a colorful witch or maybe a purple witch. I already have my costume. I will be dressing as a female version of William Wallace, who is best known as Mel Gibson's character from Braveheart. I've been getting into family history research quite a bit lately, so I wanted to dress up like one of my ancestors. I'm actually related to William Wallace down the line, and I thought that the outfit would be a fun battle-type costume to run in. I already have my kilt and sash, which are run-ready, and my blue face paint. All I'm needing is a fun collapsible sword and make-up setting spray so the blue won't melt off as I run the half marathon. At this point, it's a tie between me and June as to who is more excited for Halloween. As we decorate the house this week, I'm sure that excitement will only grow.
|My costume inspiration|
|My costume thus far|