You know I couldn’t post about Halloween Past without moving on to Halloween Present, didn’t you? For those of you who are not enamored of pictures of someone else’s child, hang in there; I’ll have to find something else to talk about tomorrow!
My Mom made every bit of this costume herself for Kayla, from the dress to the hair, and I think it is the most beautiful costume Kayla has had.
The first few pictures Kayla and I took Thursday night last week. Kayla’s school was having Red Ribbon Week and the school book fair, and Friday they were allowed to dress up in costumes as book characters.
Kayla was a little indignant; other children in her class told her that Rapunzel was not a book character, and Kayla knew better.
She decided to prove her point by taking the Rapunzel book she had to school with her. I gathered from her Friday afternoon that producing the book pretty well squelched the “Rapunzel is not a book character” argument.
The point is, though, that like any other wise mother who wants to have pictures of their child in a specific outfit, I decided to go ahead and take pictures on Thursday night in case the unthinkable occurred Friday and something – a stain, a tear or who knows what else – happened to the costume.
I needn’t have worried though; the costume came back home in pristine condition, and ready for its next escapade last night, when we went up to our church’s “Trunk or Treat” Festival.
The way Trunk or Treat works is that you arrive at the church as a family, register, and then you have a parking lot full of cars, SUV’s, trucks and even a fire truck that are decorated for Halloween with their trunks open and the child trick or treats her way around the circle of cars. She came out with a pretty good haul!
After you completed the circle, the church had several blow up bouncy thingies (I don’t know anything more precise to call them, but I’m sure there is a term out there somewhere!) for the kids to play in. The funniest conversation was listening to Kayla and a friend of hers from school that she ran into trying to figure out what to do with her skirt to help her participate in the bounce up and down house.
In the end, she decided to leave it loose, since she had worn a pair of leggings underneath the skirt anyhow. Leaving it loose didn’t hamper her jumping , nor did it restrain her when it came time to do the obstacle course.
However, all good things must come to an end, even jumping on the bouncy thingies at the church carnival, so when we finally called her in, she had to put her sneakers back on. (What? You didn’t know that Princess dresses and sneakers are the height of high fashion at Court? They are when it is cold outside!) She did so talking non-stop to Mark.
She finally got her shoes on, and we headed back to the house for a quick supper, and then bed, one more Halloween under our belt!
Have a great day everyone!
P.S. Mom- thank you again for making the costume. It is beautiful!