girl with tiara

THIS week I’m grateful for:

  • Playing Cinderella: Princess Ella finally allowed me to play Cinderella during our make believe games this week. I always get lumped with the Ugly Step Sister role. I was so grateful she felt I could handle the lead. Then I realised the real motive behind it. “Now, sweep the floor, Cinders. Then give me a foot rub. Now do the washing’’. Ah, right. I see.
  • A HUGE giveaway coming: Some of the brands I’ve loved during the past four years as the girls have gone through babyhood are going to be featured in a pretty special giveaway on Monday. I feel so fortunate they were keen to work with me.
  • Cheap Halloween costumes: After referencing all those wonderful people in last week’s post who inspired me to get crafty for Princess Ella’s Halloween costume, I stumbled across a cheap witches outfit – complete with broom – in one of those cheap and nasty shops this week. So I bought it. I know. I’m lazy. But she loves it. So much so, she slept in it Wednesday night. Thanking goodness she didn’t wake during at midnight and catch a glimpse of herself in her floor-to-ceiling wardrobe mirror.
girl dressed as witch

The morning after...

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28 Responses to Grateful for Cinderella

  1. Maxabella says:

    She’s too adorable – and clever, very clever. Watch out, Cinders! x

  2. Tat says:

    Lol, just when you thought you had it good… Did you get to marry a prince or did you change roles before the end of the game?
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  3. Leanne says:

    How funny! I’m sure that you managed the role with grace as the real Cinderella does!
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  4. Sarah says:

    I love when our kids adore things that are easy for you too! Love the outfit.

    • Kel says:

      She toddled off to childcare this morning with it on – very proud. I even drew a spider web and spider on her face. She thinks she’s too cool for school today! 🙂

  5. Shelley says:

    I’m really not a fan of Halloween – but that costume is too cute for words! Hope you got photos of her asleep in it! Precious. xx
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    • Kel says:

      Same here, Shelley. I’ve never done Halloween before, so it’s taken a bit of effort to come up with something this year. I probably wouldn’t have bothered if it wasn’t for childcare having a Halloween day today!

  6. So adorable! (and good on your for pretend play – that is my big kid thing I avoid).
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    • Kel says:

      LOL! Usually I get out of the pretend play and handball it onto The Bloke in The Shed! He LOVES pretend play – especially when it involves fairies and princesses! 🙂

  7. You lucky Cinderella, you.
    I love that pic- and the image of her asleep in it.
    Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Caz says:

    I’m afraid I just ignore Halloween. To american for my likes. It’s also my birthday and i don’t appreciate having to share it with ghosts and witches!!! (lol). Ella does look adorable though. Wonder what’s in your super doopa giveaway. I’ll be back to find out :O)
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    • Kel says:

      Yes, it’s never been a tradition I’ve followed either, Caz. Childcare has a big Halloween day today with party food, games and cooking, so thought I’d get into the spirit of it this year for her. Fingers crossed we avoid it next year!
      And BIG happy birthday, Caz. Hope the pinks are spoiling you. xx

  9. Elise says:

    Some kids are just too clever – I can’t wait for Monday night, we always do a little trick or treat in a safe street, its so much fun with all the kids
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    • Kel says:

      We’ve only ever had the one family of children do the trick or treat thing. It doesn’t seem to be very big where we are. Will be interesting to see if we get any door knockers tonight! 🙂

  10. Mandy says:

    You know I love to make stuff and create fond memories for my kids but sometimes it is just not worth the blood sweat and tears.

    She does look cute, and I can’t wait to hear about your giveaway.
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    • Kel says:

      I hear you, Mandy. Especially something she’s probably not going to wear much again. A princess outfit or fairy dress might be a different story.
      This one will go straight into the dress up box, I think! 🙂

  11. Tessa White says:

    Oh very cute…. roll on Monday night xx

  12. Jodi Gibson says:

    Seems like she has it all worked out for sure! x
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  13. Mary Preston says:

    How clever to work out that Cinderella is not just about the Fairy Tale ending. She had to scrub & clean etc

    • Kel says:

      Oh yes, Mary. She’s pretty up with all the ins and outs of the story. Everytime we get to the part where the ugly step sisters are ordering Cinders around, Ella says: “that’s mean, isn’t it, Mum? They’re very naughty”. I’m guessing this is her way of being naughty and getting away with it! 🙂

  14. Lisa wood says:

    Gosh she is so cute!! I love how you got to play cinderella, even if it was so that Ella got a foot rub 🙂

    Smart little one for sure!!

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