Oh these silly girls. And silly mama; I just can’t help myself sometimes. Halloween is one of those times!
I decided at the last minute (10 o’clock the night before) that Bennet needed a coat to complete her gnome costume (and make it a bit different from my god daughter’s, since I was recycling most of the outfit). And her hat turned out a little pope-esque. Oops. I blame it on the fact that I had no pattern and was knitting under the table at jury duty without looking (because apparently knitting needles are banned there. No way was I going to sit there all day without them).
The coat is just made out of felt, so it’s not lined or anything, but I did pick a pattern out and started cutting out pieces before realizing it had facings. Oops, a little more complicated than I needed it to be, but so cute!
I thought the hair was a good touch. I was going to go beard, but glad I went with the hair, she kept this hat on all night.
Tuesday had a change of heart about the mail carrier outfit. When I asked her why she didn’t want to wear it on Halloween she said, “because I’ll get cold”. Well that was easily solved with a phone call to Nana.
The next week were were unwrapping new long pants, I stuck a shirt under the tee and boom, winter mail carrier! And look her shoes have laces. I don’t think anything says, “I’m a big kid” like shoes with laces. Halloween was magical this year. The weather was PERFECT. It had rained earlier in the day, but cleared up and was not that cold. I can’t remember another dry Halloween. There were kids everywhere, it was so festive and happy and had such a good community air about the whole thing. We decided to walk up to grandma’s new (old) house, which is quite the trek. Tuesday didn’t mind in the least. She was happy to hit every possible house, even one with a smoke machine! A far cry from last year’s, “oh not that house, I think they have a dog. No, not that house, my wings might get bent.” I also want to remember that she was so please and I think surprised at how much people loved her costume. After one house she told me, “They loved my outfit. Everyone really likes my outfit!”
Bennet happily sat like this the whole time, staring at everything and wondering what the heck was going on.
My attempt at the three of us.