Monday, September 26, 2016


We are now entering into All-the-Holidays-Start-Coming-So-Fast territory. Halloween will be here next month. Then Thanksgiving. And then Christmas.

I need to have a yearly list of everything that needs to get done around this time. I'll save that for another post!

As for Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays. I used to love it more before I had children. I know that sounds weird, but I loved spending a lot of time making an awesome costume for myself. Now that I'm responsible for 3-4 costumes, it's a lot less fun. I now do a combination of handmade + buy some stuff so I'm not so stressed out. 

I thought last year was going to be the end of our group costumes, since I knew Tate would have more opinions now that he's three. For the past two years, we've been letting Henry choose what he wants to be, and we create a whole theme around whatever he chooses:
  • Year 1 of Family Costume = Henry chose to be an elephant, so we made a circus theme. Tate (infant at the time) was a strongman. I was a clown. Matt was a box of popcorn.
  • Year 2 of the Family Costume = Henry chose to be a picnic, so I was a pineapple, Tate was a carrot, and Matt was a bunch of grapes. 
This year Henry chose to be Peter Pan (after reading the book at counseling) and he convinced Tate to be Captain Hook, so I'm going to be Wendy and Matt is going to be Tinkerbell. I'm inspired to make Henry's costume from scratch using this tutorial. For Tate, I bought this costume off of Amazon. For my Wendy costume, I bought this nightgown and I will dye it blue. Matt is going to use this tulle to make a Tinkerbell costume similar to this one. Should be a good time! 

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Kelly said...

Yay! This sounds fun!! Im glad you're still able to pull it off. :)

We're attempting Alice in Wonderland this year bc we have a beautiful hand me down Alice dress for Jane. (Leo as white rabbit, me as Queen of Hearts, Henry as Mad Hatter). To make things more complicated, we're spending Halloween in Boston so all our costumes have to pack really small. Good luck to all of us!

Sara E. Cotner said...

I love it, Kelly! Your little ones are growing so fast. Safe travels!

Michelle said...

Looking forward to see how it all turns out. Love your creativity!

Michelle said...

Looking forward to see how it all turns out. Love your creativity!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Thanks, Michelle!

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