Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Review

Oh, how October got away from me. I had planned to do so many Halloweeny things and Halloweeny posts, but it turned out to be an incredibly busy month. Not to mention some illness sweeping through the house and catching us each in turn. I'm kinda bummed that I missed out on so much from one of my favorite months, but I hope you all had a fantastically spooky October.
I have had Ezra's costume planned for a little while, and half done for most of the month, which is why it got finished—mostly. I had intended to add a dorsal fin, but again, ran out of time. Here's my little shark-bait.

 His costume was made from gray fleece (to keep him warm) and flannel. If I'd had time I would have dressed up as a lifeguard, since I would be holding him.

Ava's I struggled with more. I had kind of planned to make her a pink flamingo (guess I'm on a bird kick with her) but never had a chance to even start on it. So two days before Halloween I threw together a Little Red Riding Hood costume. I made her cape out of an old skirt lining (I made the hood way too big) and a feather boa. All I bought for the costume was the basket ($5), the kerchief ($1), and the feather boa ($2). The rest I already had. Not my proudest moment in costuming, but it just had to do. And it was so fun to take her out for her first trick-or-treating ever.
Next year I'll try not to book so much during October. I don't know how some of you super-moms do it! (But I'm glad you do because you inspire me). Pin It


Casey Hyer Photography said...

These are great Christy. I was looking forward to see this years.

Joellyn said...

Ava looks absolutely adorable, and Ezra--so creative. I'm so impressed that you make their costumes every year. And your kids are darling. Hope you are all well in November!

Amanda Davis said...

So I came across your blessing dress that you made awhile back. I absolutely have fallen in love. I want to make one myself and am wondering if you have any suggestions or a tutorial. I would love to learn to make one. Please send me an email at

Heidi Perez said...

s'cute :D

Rob, Crystal and Asher Hinman said...

Ava look so pretty! And I love how excited she looks.

Ezra's costume is awesome! I may steal the idea for our next baby (no, I'm not announcing anything). You did it again.

In our ward we saw another cute costume where the parents put the baby in a lobster outfit and stuck him in a pot :).