It's been a crazy month! I'm so glad it's over. I've spent the month in my basement sewing costumes and in Utah helping out with my brother's wedding (more on those in another post!). It's been kind of nice the last few days to not have any deadlines to worry about.
This year Waimea left behind the princesses (halelujah) and went for a bird. She saw the movie Rio back in May and declared then that she wanted to be Jewel. And she stuck with that plan. But because of my crazy costume-making schedule for my etsy shop, though, I wasn't able to even start making her costume until the day before our church's trunk or treat. I was worried she'd be disappointed with the simplicity of what I came up with, but as soon as it was finished, she was wearing it and not wanting to take it off. She wore it all day last Saturday, came home from church and wore it all day Sunday, and came home and wore it every day after school since. And at today's Halloween parade at school, the principal picked her to walk hand-in-hand with. It's been fun watching her "fly" around fluttering her wings.
This year Spencer took us up on our offer of getting paid ($5) to use an old Halloween costume. He used last year's Green Ninja Ninjago costume. Sooo glad he did--I had no time to make him a new one. I finished up the hood this year, though: