Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

I LOVE Halloween, and I love homemade costumes.  This year was tricky though, because Axel is in a special phase where he is unlikely to tolerate any costume that involves a hat, jacket, accessories, plastic material, or basically anything that is any different from his regular clothes.  So after some hard thought, I came up with a simple design idea for a tiger outfit.  I started sewing a few weeks in advance, and everything was going great, until about four days before Halloween when Axel announced that he was going to be Thomas the Train for Halloween (and Mommy was going to be Percy the Train, Thomas's best friend).  I was NOT happy about this announcement, and worried it might ruin our Halloween . . .

But in the end he allowed me to put him in the tiger costume with minimal battles, and he even showed off his long tail to his friends at preschool.

Here Axel sits with his jack-o-lantern: painted, not carved

Tigers can ride bicycles, didn't you know??

We threw a trick or treating party with all our friends:

Genelle and Francisco dressed up as New Parents: Used and Abused, while Evaluz admires her handiwork . . . (best costume EVER!!!)

Me and my unicorn friend Ayelet:

The kids posed for the camera in their costumes

Me and my little tiger son ready to go out trick-or-treating: it was SO much fun, I had a blast with you!

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