So yeah, I’m a few weeks behind on this, but it’s better late than never.
The day before Halloween, we went to the pumpkin patch to get our goodies for Halloween. Being Lark’s first Halloween, I wanted to make sure she had her very own pumpkin! Brennan picked hers out, a perfectly round little jack-o-lantern, just for her! She was obviously dressed in her Halloween best for the occasion! We painted her hand and put her handprints on the pumpkin, only to have the damn rain wash them off! My striped pumpkin was going to be cool, until the baby was hungry…you know that goes…but James and Brennan rocked theirs out.
Halloween felt last-minute this year, because it was. Brennan decided what he wanted to be just days before, and it was, of course, very involved and very specific…the usual. I had the task of finding various items for his costume THE DAY BEFORE! Including purple pinstripe pants…but I did succeed, thanks to scouring the racks at Goodwill over and over! (When in doubt, check the women’s pants for crazy colored pieces!) He was Rorschach from the the comic book “The Watchmen.” Between James and I, we got it done, and it turned out really well.
Lark was…surprise…a Lark! Or a bird, or an indian chief, as some interpreted it. I slacked on starting the costume, so I spent all Halloween day finishing it so she could wear it for a really long time…about an hour. That’s like 12 hours of work, for one hour of wear! But hey, it was so beyond worth it to see her little bod covered in fluffy feathers while we took her trick-or-treating at the mall. She came home with two dum dum suckers! Brennan scored a pretty big loot around our neighborhood. He came home soaked because it poured that day.
It was a great first Halloween for our little bird! Onto the next one…don’t worry, she has an outfit already made for Thanksgiving, no late night crafting for that one! Although, I do have plenty of feathers left over to make her a turkey!