Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

She Says… Halloween 2012, The Year of the Pumpkin

The cutest little pumpkin in the patch.

Owen had a BALL on Halloween. As I told you, he has been practicing “Halloweening” for weeks, and all of those rehearsals paid off.

The kid rocked it. He went to the first house and dawdled a bit, but once he realized the treat was CANDY?! He was off and running. Instead of saying “thank you”, he was all, “Can we go to ‘nother house?”.

What can I say. He takes after his mom in his determination.

He loved his costume. And I loved that it was made out of fleece and filled with fluff — super warm for the chilly night!

When we got home, he was anxious to sort through his haul. I let him choose one piece to have before bed and he gingerly chose a KitKat (his first, and my favorite).

He licked it and savored it and made it last a good ten minutes before I threatened to take it away if he didn’t just eat it.

What? Bedtime was looming.

I think I can officially say that Owen loves Halloween as much as Benjamin and I do (see our costumes before Owen was born?).

For those who care how I made the costume:
I based the pumpkin part off of this costume (very generally… I shrunk the measurements and made only 4 segments, then put elastic at the top and bottom), that cute little elf hat on this one, and based his pants loosely on this pair. Or, I should say tightly… since they turned out like little mini hipster skinny pants. They barely covered his little diaper butt, but they worked for the costume. This being my first sewn Halloween costume, it was quite a learning experience.