Friday, November 2, 2007

Our Little Devil!

My original idea for Halloween this year was to have Ashlyn be a rabbit. She does a very cute bunny impersonation by wiggling her nose and I thought it would be adorable. Then at a recent doctor visit, I was looking in a parenting magazine and saw this cute little girl devil costume. I thought it would be perfect and would fit Ashlyn's personality so well! So I got online, looked it up, and it was $50.00! That only included a tutu, horns, and pitchfork - tail and bodysuit not included. I thought that was a bit much, so I made it myself and I think it turned out pretty darn cute. And the whole ensemble cost half that price, which included the tights and shoes! It really is fun to make costumes for kids. Last year I made Ashlyn's monkey costume. It is a satisfying project, especially when it turns out well.

I took Ashlyn to Brian's work place and she caught on to the trick-or-treating idea very quickly! It only took a couple times before she began walking ahead of us, into each office saying, "trick-or-treat" and holding her bag out for a goody! She had a lot of fun and she loved the attention. I then took her to my dad's work place to get more treats. I think she would love this as a daily activity! Later that night, we took her trick-or-treating with Ben & Maggie through my parents neighborhood. By the end of the day, after these three events, I think she had gathered enough candy to last a whole year! And she loved every minute of it! Holidays are so much more fun with kids.

If you have looked at Monica or Mindy's blog then you have already seen this next picture. But what I love about this photo and what you may not have noticed is Ashlyn. If you look closely, she is plugging her ears! Apparently the chaos of the group photo was too much for her!

What a fun day! Happy Halloween!!

8 comments:

Princess said...

I heard her mood fit the costume at the beginning of the evening! LOL, All those kids would be enough noise for anyone let alone someone so small! She is so precious!

The Carter Family: said...

Okay, now after looking at everybody's homemade costumes, I am bound and determined to make my own next year! (Hopefully I am still determined next year!) Her costume is very cute-you did a great job!

Crazy Lifferths said...

Okay, she is by far the CUTEST little devil I have ever seen. I mean Bri made a cute old maid, but Ashlyn takes the cake. I love the costumes...way to go!!

All About M.E.('s) said...

Ashlyn did make a cute lil' devil! Her new ear plugging thing cracks me up. That's quite a discovery that she has made. Funny girl!!

Jamie Lee said...

She is sinkin' cute! What a little smartie to cathc on to trick or treating so fast. Holidays are the best with kids, love it!

Monica said...

I loved the costume. You did a fabulous job. And I agree, it is so much more rewarding. She was adorable.

rsheedy said...

Such a cute little devil! Her costume looks great, too.

Gretch said...

She is the cutest little devil I've ever seen! How fun! Jamie you did an awesome job making the costume! Very Impressive!!