so after i got done with the stamping stuff i moved on to getting halloween costumes ready. hooray that asher fit into mia's lamb costume. since that was the case we decided to make mia little bo peep. so, it was off to find a pattern. of course i just grabbed the one i liked. i mean why bother to look first to see how insane the thing is to make? where's the adventure in that? well after more hours then i will admit to, two sewing machines (the first machine being part of the reason that the hours were so many) and several trips to the fabric store (because why would the pattern actually call for the right amounts of things?) i got her costume done in time to go trick-or-treating downtown this past weekend. we called up her girlfriend kathryn and away we went. (for the record pete, kathryn's mom and her little brother robbie went too but they did not happen to make our picture). as you can see behind us the city we live in blocks off part of downtown by the square and the local businesses hand out candy to the kids. the fire department brings some of the trucks and there are hayrides around the square and apple cider. this is the first time mia has gone trick-or-treating and the conversation went something like this:
me: mia, we're going to go trick-or-treating. do you know what that is
me: can you tell me?
me: when you trick-or-treat you put on your fancy dress (because this is what she calls her costume) and when you say "trick-or-treat" people will give you candy.
mia: they give me candy?!?!?!?!
me: that's right.
mia: i want to go now mama. let's go now.
it was so amazingly cute. she was also my big supporter when i was having trouble with the first machine. "mama, are you getting frusterated? (spelling intentionally wrong here cuz that's how she says it) don't get frusterated. it's okay. it's just my pretty dress. it's no big deal." i mean how can you not smile?
anyways, trick-or-treat was fun. mia got "alot" of candy (about 10 pieces) and has decieded that the peanut m&ms are her favorite. she can't wait to go again. although she has asked that it not rain this time as it rained on us a bit and cut our evening short. more pictures to come as we continue to wear the "pretty dress".