Monday, November 3, 2014

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

We dressed up as The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who for Halloween. Max (the dog) was there, too. It was a big hit, can't you tell?
No, really, they did liked it! Here's the evidence:

First we went to Playgroup at a local community center. It was Penny's first time there (that she can remember) and she LOVED IT. We'll be going back.

Then we headed off to Storytime at our old library. I love seeing kids walking through the streets on Halloween in their costumes. Everyone is smiling, too. It's so much fun!
The children's librarian is the BEST. Penny loved this book so much. We'll have to borrow it....
She loves the songs, too. We're in a real music phase right now. Penny sings constantly!
I think their costumes cost me no more than $10 total to make. Lulu's was a repurposed peapod outfit from the thrift store. I fixed it up and added a shirt made from this pattern. Penny's was a nightgown from this pattern made with pink fabric I had in my stash. I added elastic at the bottom and cuffs, and went crazy with a fabric marker to make a removable collar. I also found Max at the thrift store for $2.99. Done!

In the evening, there was a party at the girls' daycare. Penny was slightly confused as to why we were at "school" at night. It was pretty adorable to see their friends in costume, and so great to see the girls socialize so much, as they knew all the teachers, and the kids. Then we went home, had bath time, and as Penny would say "Halloween, OVER!" No candy given out, no trick-or-treating quite yet. Just three fun events and two tired girls (and their parents). So much fun!

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