I secretly had visions of taking them out in the woods to get really sweet pictures, but well, I will take what I can get.
How can they be so excited about a costume, then not feel like trying it on?
Addison has been talking about this garden gnome costume for almost a year now. He always has a plan very early, and sticks to it. Next year he is going to be Santa.
Naturally Jack wants to be the same thing as his brother, which makes it easy.
I know that won't last long though.
It was so hard to get a good picture of my naughty gnomes, and I took 30 of them this morning. Theses were the best of the bunch.
I am going to get some blush so they can have rosy cheeks, and a rosy nose. They are going to wear black pants and tuck them into their rain boots. So gnomey, don't you think?
These costumes were so easy and fast to make. I got the red felt, beard fabric and blue fleece for Joann's. I think everything cost $25 and I have some fabric left over. I made a cone for the hat and sewed down the back seam.
For the beard I just cut a triangle, cut slits across the top about an inch apart and folded it over a piece of twine and sewed it with a zig-zag stitch. The twine ends are tied at the top of their head to keep their beards on.
I used a shirt pattern that I already had for the jackets. Since it was fleece, I did not do any hemming. Very easy. I tied it together with a piece of twine.
I never used to like Halloween until I had kids. Now I just love it.
What do you do on Halloween?