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Married twenty-five years to my wonderful husband and best friend. We have 3 "home-grown" kids and 1 hand-picked by God from Africa. Our life is blessed. We are a close knit family with strong Christian beliefs. Come along with us on our journey…you might have a great laugh or two.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creativity at its best...

My children by all accounts are incredibly creative. I mean they come up with the most elaborate drawings, blanket tents, Lego creations or any other thing really. And unfortunately for me, Halloween costumes are no exception. I believe they think the "costume creation" is the epitome of all creations, by coming up with the most unusual ones. And every year I find myself scrambling to create/sew a costume that no other child will have or at least ones they don't sell in stores (which would make my life a little easier).

In the past I have sewn such costumes as a flying monkey (from the Wizard of Oz), peregrine falcon (with actual feather fabric), a mushroom (don't even ask about that one...), and Sonic the Hedgehog...just to name a few. This year is no exception.

My little one wants to be a pink poodle. Sounds simple, right? Well, not when you talk to my five year old who has specific ideas that it must look "just like her pink poodle Webkinz". Needless to say, I'm up for the challenge. But I now know what I put my mother through years ago, when I created a "special" costume for her to make me on Halloween. Sorry about that one, Mom...

I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.


  1. I don't suppose you have a penguin costume that would fit a 6 year old boy? :)

  2. Sorry...fresh out of those. But I've got a fierce falcon one - it's in the bird family. Will that do?