Wednesday, October 31, 2012

So this is Halloween

Experiences like today give such meaning to my world. I mean really, there are hardly words for the great memories we made with such sweet friends and each other.

Last year we didn't leave the house for Halloween... I mean, Connor was in his costume for like 20 minutes before a category 5 nuclear meltdown was in progress- get the costume. off. 

This year, I decided to be brave, and try to make his costume since we had plans with friends and such.

I'm really not quite sure where the idea came from. I think it was a mixture between wanting to try an oompaloompa but that being a little too ambitious. From there, I started thinking of all the little people from my favorite childhood films and books. It was from there, we landed on "Munchkin" or... "Lollipop Guild" member from the Wizard of Oz.

The costume was quite simple, and I spent all of $10 and maybe 30 minutes collectively assembling the pieces. 

It consisted of 
1) a plaid shirt and green pants (later cut up into munchkin style clothing) from Rhea Lana's that I acquired on half-price sale day for $1.50 each.
2) Green and white striped baby legs that came with a Seven Sling that I received for free
3) White clothing patches (iron on) from Hobby Lobby for $1.50 that I ironed on for the collar
4) Big white buttons $1.00
5) Styrofoam disc on a dow rod with fabric wrapped ($5.00) and tied with ribbons (we already had the ribbon) 

In the end, it turned out like this!

Our super playgroup went together to Trick-or-Treat on the Fayetteville Square. While the lines were long (and C had no interest in waiting in line), we had a blast! He ran around meeting and seeing new things. Although it would be nice to have him walk along side our other buddies (who granted, are a few months older than C), I love watching him explore and be a kid. We are going to practice walking and holding mommy's hand though even more.  (great advice from our friend!)
Onto more cute kiddo photos!

You only think this is a bad quality photo (the kids are cute regardless)... until you try to get five under-two kiddos to sit together at the same time...

 Our lovely playgroup!

 "Weeee represent the Lollipop Guild...."

 Totes not having the picture... but at least we have one!

 'Cause we're done..

 Peace out!

1 comment:

Lyndsey said...

Awesome! I need to hit up the Square and Malloween next year! : )