Hard to believe that this premature, 5 pound baby boy is now this 35+ pound rambunctious 4 year old. The little boy who was supposed to be a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie baby, who instead decided he wanted to join us early and be a Halloween jack-o-lantern baby instead. Time flies, doesn't it? (Taking a break to sob out/cry like a hysterical pregnant woman for a moment...) Happy Birthday ole' bear.
On a side note....Halloween. My little/big one was sick last year, and didn't get to go trick-or-treating, so that means that last years Hamburger costume didn't get used. So, this past Friday morning, I pulled it out to make sure it still fit him, because I had every intention of using it this year. It fit perfectly, too bad my son began to instantly scream (while tugging on the costume) "I don't want to be a burger!" So... I asked him what he wanted to be, and he instantly said, "a pirate."
Off we went to Hancock's in search of the fabrics needed. Luckily, I found everything I needed, and in about a day, whipped up his pirate costume. Inspired by the image below, my son was transformed into Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, his current favorite show. Now, I didn't make the eye patch or the wristband (or glow sticks) or the rubber boots, though I did add a fabric cuff to the top of the rubber boots to give them that "pirate boot" look. I was quite thrilled at how well the whole ensemble turned out, and my son was equally thrilled to wear it last night, and to be transformed into his favorite character. He made quite the haul of candy last night, his pumpkin bucket was filled to the brim, and so heavy, the handle literally snapped into two parts.
We had quite the fun evening, and I'm hoping that you also had a fun filled Halloween!