So a few friends, knowing how much I love the fair, forwarded me an email for a 2 for 1 fair tickets. I jumped right on that, and was introduced to this amazing website called Dealsthatmatter.com. It's like Groupon and the other great deal sites except they give a portion of their proceeds to charity. And even more amazing, we were able to sign up as a cause to make a little money for the tree! They have State Fair tickets 2 for 1 for a few more days as well as clothing deals, ice cream, and that Pass of All Passes for next year everyone around here seems to know about. For the next 30 days 100% of all the proceeds for deals bought under our cause will go to our tree fund. There are also tons of other great causes, both big and small. So go buy a fair ticket or a frozen yogurt or a weekend getaway and search for Charlotte and Lily under Choose a Cause. Or you can just follow this link. Or the button on my sidebar, for that matter.
As for Halloween, we have finally...well I guess it's still August...but we are settled on Toy Story. Ella ONLY wants to be Buzz, and this has remained stable for months. Luckily we have friends who were Toy Story last year, and their toddler daughter was Buzz, so we will just be borrowing costumes for the most part. Ava will be Jesse which we will have to put together, and Zar will be Woody, and I'm going to be Bo-peep with my awesome costume my mother-in-law made me a couple years ago. See above. It doesn't really look like Bo-peep from the movie but it's so great, and I got called in to work on Halloween that year and didn't really get to wear it. Then I was barely not pregnant so it wasn't going to work last year. I'm PUMPED.
I LOVE this time of year. As in Fall. Although it is still August. LETS GO SEPTEMBER!