To quote my friend Bonnie's facebook status last week: "Bonnie is
sewing.. I'm becoming domesticated!!!! ..oh wait, I already am!"
That's how I felt this week. The only time I've really sewn anything
before was in 10th grade in Home Economics where I made a dress, that
was un-wearable, a stuffed music note and a few hair scrunchies. But
this week after searching the internet and elsewhere for kid Halloween
costumes, I decided to attempt to make Alyssa's Halloween costume. I was
either going to make a penguin costume or a Dalmatian costume. Luke said
I should make both and see which one turned out the best. I decide to
make the penguin one first and when I got it finished it was so cute I
decided that's what she would be. PLUS the major reason we wanted her to
be a penguin was because we've taught her a new "trick." If we tell her
to "do the penguin" she'll put her arms out behind her. I wanted to get
it on video, but we forgot to bring our video camera with us.
Anyhow, to make her costume I took a bigger size black dress and turned
it inside out to make it all black and then took one of my old shirts
and turned it into a belly and then I remembered I had a black feather
boa and tacked that on the dress too. The only thing I had to buy was a
pair of black tights. Well here's the final result:
I didn't quite take into consideration how wiggly she'd be while she was
wearing it and so 3/4 through the party we went to her belly fell off,
but that's okay because she was still cute with just the feathers:
She wasn't too thrilled when we had to go home because she was having
such a good time at the party! The party was at a big church in town
called Overlake Christian Church- similar size to The Rock Church.
Oh and here is her doing "the penguin!"
I didn't make Evan's costume because I found a cute monster collection
at Gymboree and it all happened to be on sale so I jumped on that
opportunity. His "costume" is great because he can wear every single
piece of it until he grows out of it. :)
He is an awesome baby! He falls asleep so easily. OH and speaking of
sleep! Alyssa has been sleeping 10-12 hours and Evan slept 7 1/2 hours
last night.it was the best night of sleep in a VERY long time for me.
Evan's been ranging from 4-5 hours, so when I woke up and it was
daylight I was pleasantly surprised.
Before the party we went to our friend's Eric and Jenn's house. Alyssa
loves playing with their girls and their girls love playing with Alyssa
so it works out great! They wanted her to go trick or treating with them
so we went along to a few houses. Alyssa was very timid about taking
candy from strangers, so I guess that's good! Here's a picture of Alyssa
with her friends Nora and Joeli:
Then after the party we went home to check out our candy stash! She
can't really eat candy, so instead she ate grapes and while doing so she
picked up each piece of candy and examined it and then tossed it aside.
hehe Here she is post Halloween party outfit/hair. Oh and as we left the
party it got all foggy! The perfect eerie Halloween atmosphere! hehe