Around our house, princess frocks and fairy get ups are daily clothes. But the grand fairies still wanted to wear their pink ball gowns to some Halloween parties.
Our Hippy Chick and I both fancied up too. I was a white witch, she was a pixie.
My costume makes more sense with the hat, right?
We headed to the annual Ghost and Giggles party at Lions Gate Country Club.
Where Sugarwings was chosen from the audience to be Lulu the Clown's helper, and insisted that her baby sister come along.
It made my night to see her share the props for the magic trick. Since Dewdrop wasn't officially part of the show, there weren't enough glasses to go around.
It;s good to have a big sis to watch out for you and share.
We had a hay rack ride, games, a clown show, with balloon animals, and of course, great food. I always love the menus at Lions Gate.
It has been the most lovely fall. My flowers are blooming like crazy, tomatoes are still ripening on the vines, and we've had one party after another.
The city of Lawrence sponsored an Enchanted Forest at the nature center with woodland characters along a trail through the woods, and ponies to pet when your walk ended.
It was only $3 to attend and everything there was as cute as can be.
This was one of my favorite characters, a bald eagle in a giant nest, who had a bucket for kids throw stuffed fish into. There was also a Big Bad Wolf roaming the trails, challenging all the kids to a howling contest.
I think I might have won. Dewdrop and I both had a pretty good howl, though.
Afterwards, we had a little gathering to watch the Royals. I'm not a sports fan myself, but my husband sure is.
When I arrived in Florida for my sister trip, the shuttle driver who took me to my rental car asked where I'd flown in from. I told him, and he said, "Kansas City! That is HOT right now" I told, him, no, it was warmer in Florida. He spent the rest of the drive lecturing me on having some pride in my local team.
So, on the shuttle ride back to the airport at the end of my trip, when I ended up with the same shuttle driver and he asked where I was going, I went along with Kansas City being HOT and didn't bother to mention I hadn't noticed.
My husband sure noticed. He is loving the Royals. So, I fixed him a special meal, for his little get together and even wrote "K C R" on the pastry wrapped, rosemary brie, with rosemary leaves.
While I'm loving every minute of the fall parties, perfect weather, and cute costumes, I'll leave the sports watching to him.
But I did eat my share of the baked brie.
I hope that your Halloween week is an enchanting one too.
With lots of laughs.
Plenty of silliness.
And time to slow down and enjoy watching the leaves float down from the trees before you have to start raking them all up.