Who's this scary cute little duo? We participated in the Waldorf school walk again this year. See how they're holding hand and paw up there? Pretty much the whole time we went on that magical journey that was happening, warming my minus 40 degree designed down jacket-covered cockles. The school wouldn't allow for pictures there so you will have to trust when I say it was so stinking cute how Edie was being his little Mama allowing Craig and I the option to linger in the shadows of each station and make out when no one was looking (kidding).
My favourite moment happens in mid-September when I ask the kids what they want to be for Halloween. Edie wanted to be the scariest witch on the block. I traced the source of that inspiration to a photo in the baby album my mom brought out with her of me, seven years old, dressed up as a witch. Kale claimed he wanted to be a bear cub. Perhaps due to the extensive 'bear aware' lunch and learns we've been having all summer long? Or maybe it was the bear spat lableing sessions on our morning walks; mama bear or baby bear poop?
The bear costume pattern called for filling in the belly area and I decided that his tummy's squishy enough and mommy time's a ticking. But then I squished the belly of the penguin costume my friend made for her little guy. The regret!
So I let out my squishy belly envy out on the abdomen of the bear on his Halloween bag. I got the idea for these treat bags from this Etsy blog article. I figured this would be a great way to commemorate the year's costumes of choice and all the lovely memories they trigger. I used scraps from their costumes and appliqued super simple shapes on quick to whip up muslin bags with long enough handles that could slip over one shoulder plus the many, many layers piled on for the outdoor journey. You guys definately did not land anywhere near Costa Rica after the long slide down the rainbow bridge! But if it brings you any comfort I don't even think it's celebrated down there.