My sewing machine was busy this afternoon... not sure why I put off making Ethan's costume until last minute... I'm not normally a procrastinator -- I think it was mainly because we were still figuring out what to do! The instructions for the Awana Harvest Festival were to come as something harvest/farm-ish related. I came up with the idea of him dressing as a chicken coop and it took a little bit of "talking into"... in the end I think he was pleased!
Eden was beyond excited to wear Ethan's old Ming-Ming duck costume (Trip down memory lane: to see pics of Ethan wearing the same costume click here)... I tried to talk her into a different costume and then as I heard the words "more work" come out of my mouth -- I quickly took them back and told her it was a WONDERFUL idea!
On the way to Awanas we stopped at a Harvest Carnival put on by a friend's church... it was a BLAST... we only had 40 minutes but I totally wished we had more time... they even had a cake walk and we ACTUALLY won one! Eden got to ride a pony! She was thrilled out of her mind... she snuck in an extra ride and would have kept riding all night if she could of!
This by far is a new favorite picture! My chicken-coop gladiator! The first question he asked was, "What do you wear for safety?" And the second questions was "Is this safe for 5-year olds?"
Costumes are fun... carnivals are special -- *sigh* what a good night!