Saturday, November 11, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Oh my Ellie...you grow so fast! Here are some things I want to remember: You love climbing on everything. We only have folding chairs in our house so that we can put them away and you can't climb on them all the time. You love saying "moo" and have gone from a cow, dog and monkey sounds, to pretty much all farm and domestic animal sounds.
Our Mario Cart Family. Andy really wanted to be Mario, John has a knack for being Luigi with a mustache, I've always wanted a princess peach in that combo...so that left Jay and I to come up with costumes. I remembered I had a banana from last year that I got at Goodwill for $2, so I hot glued a face on it and he was set. (I did find a yellow undershirt and pants at goodwill for .99 each also). My costume game out of not wanting to be bowzer, and needing a good idea. Luckily...most of the kids at school had some clue who I actually was:) I found the rust yellow turtleneck at an estate sale where I also bought a white sheet and then attempted to sew a cloud. I had the Mario costume and Luigi hat in my collection, which fit Andy perfectly. I got sick for most of the 2 weeks before Halloween, so the 2 hours before our "Trunk or Treat" event, I was frantically hot gluing pieces together and figuring out my fishing pole. I did find a crown (at Target...my only splurge ($5)for the whole family's costumes!)that tied on Ellie's head kind of like a headband...which worked perfectly because she wore it on top of a hat most of the time. Ellie's costume was a peice-it-together type thing, but it was so cold out that all the layers looked fabulous. Even her babysitter Ami dressed like Mario and took Princess Peach trick-or-treating:)