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The Star On The Tree Doesn’t Go As Planned. Welcome To The Holidays.

My daughter woke up the day after Thanksgiving and took down every turkey-related decoration down because CHRISTMAS. And the biggest decoration on her mind was the star at the top of the tree.

After multiple hours of getting our tree from the lot to the house to the container and straight along with the yearly debating and fact-checking as to whether it’s a white lights or colored lights year (color! boo!) added to the annual yet accidental breaking of at least two ornaments I love, we were finally ready to place the star at the top of our rather large Christmas tree.

The ladder was brought in and used as unsafe as most holiday fun should be done.

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I’m sure there were kids doing less safe things today.
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Just a little further…
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Together now!
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How beautiful!
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Look at that shared pride and love!

Thirty seconds later…

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Womp womp womp

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Hagrid, Norbert, Hermione, Harry

Harry Potter Solves Our Halloween Problems

Halloween debates went down to the wire with an especially big struggle for my daughter: “I want to be a cat, AND I want to be Hermione.”

Conveniently, we are reading the Harry Potter series with the kids, and I pointed out when Hermione mistakenly put a cat hair instead of a human hair in her polyjuice potion, she became a cat.

Problem solved!

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Creating Hermione hair or as my sister said: It’s Promoween!
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E didn’t want to wear real glasses. Scott and I tried not to be offended as we drew the glasses on his face.
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We brought it all together as Harry and Hermione after she messed up the polyjuice, plus Hagrid and Norbert the dragon!
Harry and Hermione Costume
A close-up of Hermione and Harry Potter and sneaky bunny ears.

Although I think my greatest triumph was putting away all the Halloween decorations right after we turned off our porch lights.

No more happy smiles by the creepy gravestones. Sad for everyone involved.
No more happy smiles by the creepy gravestones. Sad for everyone involved.

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