This year Jon was out of town when we attened the free event put on by our real estate agent. She always invites her clients to a local family farm/pumpkin patch. The kids each get to pick a pumpkin to take home. They had a great time playing at the farm.
Aliya was grumpy that I kept asking if she wanted to ride on the train. I just didn't want her to miss out on the oppertunity. The kids always love playing in the corn box. I felt like we had the place to ourselves.
She wanted to wear this costume again to show her friends this silly trick. She makes an equally silly noise while doing it.
So we introduced our kids to Star Wars this summer and they LOVED it! It became the topic of meal time chatter, playtime, and the Weird Al Yankovic songs are the current favorite for the song portion of our bedtime routine. Aliya was always going on about how much she loves "the grey guy". Who? Boba Fet? Vader? Who is grey? After a couple weeks of her constantly talking up the mystery "grey guy" I pulled up a list of Star Wars character headshots. I asked her to show me the grey guy. Without a moment's hesitaion she pointed to C3PO. My only response, "He's gold." Her quick response, "It's the grey guy!" Okay.
I was in no way surprised when she told me she wanted to be the grey guy for Halloween. I was feeling blessed because having just gone through all of my mother in laws fabric stash I knew there was some gold lame there. Score! I set to work. I realized that we needed some wires and turned to Eloise's extensive yarn collection. I was about a pant leg short of fabric so I did have to buy some more, but I feel pretty good that when all was said and done I only had to spend $14 to get 5 of us in costume this year. I dressed up as a Target employee with my old badge.