Thursday, October 21, 2010

Procrastination Pays Off

I'm usually completely on the ball. I prepare in advance for everything! This Halloween? Not so much.

The past 5 Halloweens, I've had costumes bought with a month or more to spare. This year, I just kept putting it off.

Dylan had his mind made up as soon as we got the costume catalog. Lexie, on the other hand, changed her mind by the minute. I mean that literally. So I figured if I waited until the last minute, she'd have her mind made up.

Today, I realized that we just had 10 days until Halloween. The panic set in. Off to Party City we went!

I expected a nightmare. Surprisingly, our visit to the store was painless! Dylan immediately decided that he still wanted the same costume, and Lexie quickly chose one. Within 3 minutes of entering the store, the costumes were in my hand. They were in stock, and they fit! SCORE!

As we were walking away, Lexie experienced a moment of indecision. We had to look at the costumes just one more time. In the end, the costume she first chose is the costume we left with!

Success!

Next year? I'm going to buy the costumes early, so I don't have to experience costume panic again!

And with that, I'd like to introduce Jango Fett and Princess Aurora!

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17 comments:

  1. Very cute! Elijah is going to be an astronaut again, and Asher is a firefighter, so we are set here! Now? My costume needs to get done!
    I love Dylan's smile!

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  2. So cute!! I bought Blake a monkey costume a month ago b/c he was obsessed then...now he wont put it on at all!! I think we are going cowboy now!! haha

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  3. I'm always a huge procrastinator. Halloween sneaks up on me every year, which is weird because it's my favorite holiday!

    Those are cute costumes!

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  4. Love it!!! Looks like they can't wait until Halloween!

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  5. Yay for quick shopping! Lol. Charli is going to be a certain princess too!

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  6. They look adorable. So, nothing new! Who is Jengo Fett?

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  7. PERFECT!! They look adorable! Can't believe how fast Halloween is approaching!

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  8. They are so cute! I am always prepared for Halloween a month or so in advance. When Lillian was two we bought her the Belle costume for Halloween. Like a week before Halloween it was already 50%off I was so frustrated!! Have a great weekend.

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  9. cuties. we always call patrick bobo fett, thats his favorite clone wars guy.

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  10. So cute! I'm glad you found costumes in time. For our first few Halloween's I was on the ball and had costumes ready weeks ahead of time...now I have become a major procrastinator too. I just picked up the material to make my boys' costumes yesterday!

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  11. How cute! I still haven't gotten anything for my boys yet. Usually people just give us their "last years" costumes, but we didn't get any this year. I'm not sure my boys would even be willing to dress up (Trevor wouldn't last year). We'll see.

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  12. SOOO cute! I have not done a thing to get my 9 ready ..... hmm I better get on the ball!

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  13. Awww! I'm so glad it was so easy for you! We usually wait til the last minute but this year we got almost all the costumes in September! It is kind of nice to have it all figured out and ready to go!

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  14. You lucked out! I have to MAKE costumes because my two want to be FROGS and there are no size 6-8 frog costumes. That's what I am doing today.

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  15. oh my! they are so cute and I love their costumes! Sad, I havent got my little tot a costume for this Halloween. Been over busy, but Ill try to squeeze that in, how many days left before Halloween? Argh!

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