Fast forward to the night before Halloween, and I was a frustrated, sad mess thinking far too much about my decision to create this owl costume. I thought maybe I was trying to fulfill this selfish need of my own to hand make Claire's costume no matter what my sewing skills were, instead of thinking about Claire and putting her in something adorable. She is 16 months old. She deserves to be the cutest thing out there trick or treating!
So I trashed the owl costume (I was having WAY too much trouble with the arm holes) and started a new endeavor on the day of Halloween! I made this chicken costume in one nap time. I was really proud of myself to say the least. Thanks to Claire for taking a good two and a half hour nap!
|such a trooper in this monstrous costume|
She did great trick or treating. We probably stopped at eight houses and Claire played the shy card at each house. Then after hanging for a minute or two she would just ham it up and wave and make sure to say "bye!"
|heading out to the first house!|
|grabbing candy from her new bag a neighbor made for her from extra straps from the hospital emergency room!|
|digging through the neighbor's candy bowl|
I love my little chicken.
I am going to sneak some photos in from the pumpkin patch a couple weeks ago. We went twice because they had such a great tractor ride! Claire loved riding through the sunflower fields and "smelling" the flowers as we drove by. Although, I think all I could smell was a bunch of gasoline. ha!
What a good October.