Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween costumes

I love making Halloween costumes.  I have been looking forward to it all summer.  PB decided in July he wanted to be Batman.  When I asked him if he wanted his baby brother to be Robin, his whole face lit up with excitement.  
My hubby had the best idea for a photo shoot location.  It turned out to be the perfect backdrop. 

PB's costume was pretty simple.  It's basically black leggings and a black long sleeve t-shirt. I used black felt to make "boots" and arm cuffs and yellow felt to make his belt.  They are all attached with Velcro.  I sewed him a cape using black knit.  The Batman logos are just yellow knit attached with wonder under. I found his mask in July on clearance at Kohl's, it was a lucky find!
JB's costume was easy too.  I bought the red onesie (it was free with my coupon at Carter's!!) I made the knit pants using a pair of his pants as the pattern.  There is a yellow band at the top of the pants to look like his belt. His pants are sewn shut at the bottom so his little feet wouldn't get cold. The cape is just held on with Velcro.  I attached the Robin logo with wonder under.  

JB needed a second costume. His first costume couldn't be a superhero, it needed to be food!! PB was a carrot his first Halloween. 
We sometimes call JB the banana grabber.  He gets his hands on everything!!! So a banana costume just seemed to fit him! He did not want to take pics so I took them anyway.  I had everything set up so I quick took a few pics even though he was the saddest banana. I used fleece and the black is knit fabric.  I just made the pattern up and used one of JB's sleep sacks to get the arm holes the right size.  It is attached to some PJ's with Velcro so it stays up.

We got some amazing pics with the boys in their superhero gear.  PB didn't know about the mask until we started taking pics.  He was so excited, he had the biggest smile on his face!!

PB is so excited about his costume.  He loves to do fighting poses in it.

I made him a trick or treat bag to go with his costume.  I didn't finish it in time for our neighborhood trick or treat but he got to use it at school and at the zoo trick or treat.  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Disappearing act

Sorry I disappeared off the internet like that.  I really thought when preschool started for PB, I would be a wash in free time.  I have 4 mornings a week where I have one less kid and I still manage to do nothing creative.  
JB turned 7 months                                      He just turned 8 months

I am in a funk.  I don't feel like sewing or even cooking new recipes.  I have made a few but they weren't worth sharing. Maybe it's because I feel like I spend my entire day feeding a baby or making food for the kids.  I am nursing 5 times a day, making his baby food and he eats that food 2 times a day.  And then there is the bottomless pit that is PB, he is always talking about what he wants to eat next or is eating.  Sometimes he does both at the same time.   

My free time has been focused on family activities.  We crossed everything off our Summer Bucket List and I made a mini Fall Bucket List.  We have been spending our weekends doing some fall fun.  Today we are crossing another thing off the list.

While I nurse, I think of all these great ideas and then I see my disaster house and know those things have to wait.  

How can you spend a whole day cleaning only for the house to look no cleaner the next morning?  I have been reorganizing closets and getting rid of my maternity clothes and somehow it looks like a tornado hit our upstairs even though we have less stuff.  

I guess if I could solve all these things I wouldn't be in a funk.  I do have a project planned with my mom this week.  We are installing a closet organizer! Also I made Halloween costumes and I will share those this week too.  

I woke up early this morning for no particular reason and decided to come down and write this post.  Within 30 seconds of me sitting down at my computer PB was on his way downstairs and made a huge giant noise and woke the baby. Awesome. Guess the day of constantly feeding humans starts again!
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