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disney with two toddlers. here goes nothing.


Disney World with two toddlers @ohbotherblog

I’ve had a rough year. I’m so ready for a vacation. Fortunately, I’m leaving for one tomorrow. Possibly unfortunately, I’m going to Disney World with two toddlers. 

If you’ll recall, I took Holden to Disney World when she was 10 months old. Now, I’m not just some masochist: my parents are members of the Disney Vacation Club so we go relatively frequently. And I’m going to have some reinforcements, so it’s all going to be okay… right?

It’s the International Food & Wine Festival so there’s definitely that to look forward to. And the mid-80 degree weather isn’t too shabby. And my parents are driving down with Holdy so they took the bulk of the luggage–that I literally only packed today–with them. This won’t be so bad… right?

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I’ll be flying with a beyond-fidgety 19-month-old who hates to be held and can’t be bribed with videos or apps. But I’ll have international food and wine waiting for me at the end of it, so that’s worth 2.5 hours of shame and misery… right?

We’ll be there over Halloween, so I did get to cheat a bit on the Halloween costumes this year. So that’s a plus.

Taking all the princess dresses to Disney World @ohbotherblog

I packed every single princess dress Holdy already owns (including two I bought at the consignment store) so she’ll have her pick of Halloween costumes… and I’ll be able to avoid buying a $90 princess dress at the resort. I also made Holdy an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on Halloween. Of course, the appointment is at 6:30pm and she goes to bed at 8:30pm, but I’m told they use enough hairspray that it should last a few days. See, we’re totally gonna be fine… right?

For GB, I ordered a 4-pc pajama set of Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, which I’ll be pairing with an old toy cowboy hat of Holdy’s.

Woody and Buzz Lightyear Pajamas for Halloween @ohbotherblog

So yeah, I may be jerry-rigging this whole Halloween thing–and this whole trip for that matter–but I deserve this break, dammit, so we’re making it work. 

Follow along on Instagram to see if I make it through unscathed. See ya soon, Mickey.

halloween recap


As I’ve previously lamented, Halloween has turned into like a month-long holiday. Parties, parades, fall fests, trunk or treats. You name it; there are costumes required. Last year, I went the cheap and easy route and got multiple costumes for Holdy. This year, I just went with one amazing costume for Holden and made it the theme for all of us.

Rockford Peach, baseball player, Rosie the Riveter @ohbotherblog

I found the Rockford Peach costume on Etsy (SilverThreads by Ronda). GB’s baseball player jammies came from the consignment store. For my Rosie the Riveter costume, I used a Chambray shirt I already owned and a pink bandanna that was Holdy’s that literally came from a gas station.

Given that she hated her Anna dress from Disney on Ice so much…

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… I was really glad that Holden liked her costume.

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And GB, well he likes everything.

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Last weekend, we got dressed up and attended a Pumpkin Fest at our city’s farmers’ market.

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The kids helped me get ready for the Masquerade Ball my organization hosted.

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Holden refused her Anna dress again on Halloween day to go to her grandparents’ house, so we went with an ensemble of her own choosing.

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I was a little jealous, so I got in on the TMNT shirt action as well.

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Before Trick or Treat started, Holden was in a bit of a mood.


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I told her there’s no crying in baseball and she got it together.

So we headed out to her first time Trick or Treating, stopping at a Trunk or Treat first.


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She was surprisingly well behaved the whole evening and was excited to say “Trick or Treat” and “thank you.” 


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GB was the official candy hander-outer at my house (with his Duke).


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I’m happy to report that Holden got lots of good chocolate for me to steal… and a few lollipops–her favorite.


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And, of course, there’s always that one house…


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Hope your Halloween was great!

happy holdyween


Like a true diva, Holden had several costume changes over the course of Halloween, which has somehow turned into a two-week-long holiday. Here are some of our favorite moments.

Happy Holdyween - Disney Princess onesie and tutu @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween - Superman onesie and tutu costume @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween - ladybug costume @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween - ladybug costume @ohbotherblog

Easy Mom scarecrow costume for Halloween @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween - fairy costume @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween - trick-or-treating @ohbotherblog

Happy Holdyween!

consigning halloween


consigning halloween @ohbotherblog

So I have a confession: I’m totally lazing out this Halloween. I mean, let’s be honest. Holden still has no idea what’s going on. She doesn’t really “like” anything enough to want to wear it for Halloween. And we don’t have huge Halloween plans anyway.

So, I went the consignment shop route this year.

I found a really cute ladybug sweatsuit costume for $7.95. Ladybugs are kind of a thing in my family. I figure she can wear that for any cold-weather events, like handing out candy on the front porch (I doubt we’ll actually go trick or treating. She obviously can’t eat candy. Plus, my husband is out of town during the week so we have to be home to hand out the candy).

And I picked up a little green fairy dress, also for $7.95. I figure I can pretend she’s Tinkerbell or something. My cousin’s daughter is having a Halloween-themed birthday party so this will be her costume for that.

Whatever. They’re still cute costumes, right? And shoot, I only spent $16. Maybe next year I’ll go all out for Halloween. This year I’m just too tired.

too early to think halloween?


We’ve been having a rash of fall-like weather here this week, which has gotten me thinking about pumpkin lattes and… Halloween. Too soon?

Last year, Holdy had some super cute costumes, if I do say so myself.

Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

A Pinspiration, I actually “made” the money bag costume myself (believe it or not).

Baby Money Bag Costume

DIY Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

So here’s what I did:

I used a cream colored sleep sack that Holdy already had (I liked the fleece for the colder weather). I created a dollar sign template in Microsoft Word – which you can download here in PDF format – and double-sided taped it to the sleep sack (oh yeah, I’m that lazy).

For the money, I put one of Holdy’s baby headbands around her head and basically stuffed the fake bills in it, folding them around the headband (and taping them as necessary). I’m sure there’s a better way to do this, but this jerry-rigged way worked for us.

For my robber getup, I just wore black sweats and cut some (horrible) eye holes in some black fabric that I tied around my head.

And that’s it! Check out this adorable Spent Money at the end of the day:

Baby Money Bag Halloween Costume @ohbotherblog

Baby Mad Hatter Costume

I also took Holdy to my Book Club Halloween “Party.” We all decided to dress up like literary characters.

Mommy Alice in Wonderland and Baby Mad Hatter Costume @ohbotherblog

So we went as Alice and the Mad Hatter. I actually had an old Alice in Wonderland costume for myself that I dug out.

Mommy Alice in Wonderland and Baby Mad Hatter Halloween Costumes @ohbotherblog

For Holdy’s Mad Hatter, I dressed her in some crazy mismatched clothes and had my friends at HolyCraft make her an adorable Mad Hatter baby top hat.

Baby Mad Hatter Halloween Costume - baby tophat @ohbotherblog

Quick and easy, which is how I like to do things. So… how am I going to top these this year? Any ideas?

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