I had a feeling that Adelaide would really love Halloween this year, so I wanted to take her on a true trick or treating experience. In the city kids trick or treat at businesses, and it’s just not the same as the door to door experience I had as a kid. We ultimately decided to go home to Maryland so she could trick or treat in the suburbs. Jon was traveling for work (again), so Adelaide and I went down ahead of him and he got there just in time for trick or treating.
I hemmed and hawed for quite a while trying to figure out what I wanted to dress Adelaide as, finally deciding that she should be a sheep. “Bahhh” is one of the animal noises she’s got down pat, so I thought it would be cute to have a little sheep running around.
I started looking for a sheep costume and was pretty unimpressed with everything I found, so I decided to try my hand at sewing one. It took a little bit of fabric, elastic, velcro and an afternoon nap time to put it together.
Except when Adelaide woke up from nap time I couldn’t get her to try on the costume if my life depended on it.
Luckily my mom dressed her for the big day, and Adelaide will do anything for my mom. She even kept the hood on the entire time.
Only for grandma.
A very brief rundown of how it was made for those interested: I basically traced one of her sleeveless dresses leaving a few inches around each side, and about 8 inches on the bottom. I sewed it together and used elastic at the bottom to create the bubble skirt. I sewed velcro on one of the shoulders so that she could get in and out of the costume. And the finishing touch was the hood: I traced the hood of one of her sweaters, attached some ears, and then sewed it to the body of the costume. If anyone wants actual details feel free to message me, but that’s a very brief description of the process.
Adelaide LOVED trick or treating. She loved ringing the doorbell and scooping candy into her bucket (which she would not let me get near if her life depended on it). The first ten houses she picked only Snickers bars, until we finally started convincing her to choose other options.
I’ve been working on saying “trick or treat” with her for the last month or so, which she pronounces “tick teet” and is basically the best thing ever.
We gave her a little taste of chocolate over the weekend, but we weren’t sure what to call it, so randomly called it a cracker (mom fail on so many levels). So now she keeps asking for crackers. Which turns out to be a good thing because when we’re out in public I’m not embarrassed that she’s demanding
This was the first holiday that Adelaide really got involved in and actively participated. I haven’t celebrated Halloween since I was in college, and I certainly never had as much fun as I did this year.
And because I get to eat all of Adelaide’s candy.