Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

 Happy Halloween!  I was never big on Halloween before becoming a mother, but after two years now, of absolute cuteness, I'm seeing the perks of having a kid at this time of year. 

Just like last year, Harper's costume was "found" the day before Halloween.  It is supposed to rain all day, so I thought, she needs to wear a coat and boots, so no costume, but we can still have fun.  Then I talked with Audrey, the mom to Harper's bestie, and we made plans to go to the mall instead.  It'll be warm and dry and it starts at 5!  Awesome!

So for costumes.  We had a box sitting around that Harper has been playing in, so on a whim yesterday, she and I painted it black.  Then I found some ribbon and stapled on some straps.  Then she put it on and she was so happy!  This box had so much potential - (have you read Not A Box?) a car came to mind first, but an airplane made more sense to me. 

Harper went down for her nap, and I started on it, and with some tape, a nail, and a shiny silver marker, we have Amelia Erhart's plane (if I had red paint, it would be a bit closer to the real thing, but whatev). 

And...Harper loves it. 

Hopefully she loves it while we walk around the mall, with scarf and goggles I found (the very last pair at Party City, with red lenses made for a steam punk outfit).  Total investment in this outfit = $5.99

 But after all that, I freaked out because she can't wear her box to daycare. 

When Dan dropped Harper off on Tuesday, he came back with two bits of information: 1) there was a Halloween party and we are bringing fresh fruit (which is irritating, because when I asked about allergies or instructions on what kind of fruit to bring, they said pre-packaged fruit was best, so I had to buy pre-sliced apples and some grapes.  But, at least there will be something nutritious...)

and 2), that the kids can dress up and be in a parade. 

After being so proud of myself to making a plane (with rotating propeller, I might add!) I was thinking of the logistics of some new costume Harper could wear. 

Harper went to bed, and I got out my glue gun.  And this morning, after some dashes of eyeliner while Harper brushed her teeth, she became...

Frida Kahlo! 

There are some other kick-ass Frida costumes out there on the internet, but I am feeling extremely good about myself this morning.

I'll get some more pics as the evening progresses.  :) 

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