halloween twenty fourteen

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there are many things i wish Lily would have let me dress her up as for halloween

sally from nightmare before christmas, frankenstein’s bride, vampire tinkerbell, firestar…

but, for those of you who don’t know her personally, i will tell you this about Lily

she has and always has had a very clear vision of who she wants to be and what she wants to look like

when it came down to this year’s halloween costume, wolfgirl from monster high was it

i tried suggesting other costumes but, no

wolfgirl from monster high

and hey, i gotta respect a girl who knows what she wants and has a mind of her own

we checked her dress up basket to see if there was anything in there that she could use in order to become wolfgirl

and sure enough. she had the purple bodysuit that was a hand-me-down, the skirt that was a birthday gift and the purple mocc booties we purchased not too long ago

all we had to buy was the accessories

in a way, Lily putting her costume together reminded me a lot of myself

growing up, i always pulled things out of my own closet and if anything only purchased accessories and make-up

halloween was in one word, amazing

i thought last year was amazing but i think due to the fact that one of our neighbors pulled together a haunted house and had the other neighbors participate into scaring the kids made this year even more amazing

i know i talk often about moving

the heat gets to me, miami people (whatever that means) get to me, the flat of miami gets to me, all the construction gets to me…

but the amazing community in which we live always brings me back

seriously

the sense of community that happens in our neighborhood does not just happen anywhere

and for that, we are very lucky and thankful

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bloody mary. my very favorite this halloween

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