Friday, October 29, 2010

A little bit {tinky}

Caroline has known what she wanted to be for Halloween since summer.  Months ago out of the blue she said, "I want to be Tinkerbell for Halloween."  
I get really excited for Halloween, and Adam and I, well I LOVE dressing up and Adam is always a good sport.  
I was not excited about the Tinkerbell idea for some reason.  I had in mind a cute little Bo-Peep and Olive a sheep or some other cute combo.
Caroline was off and rolling with the Peter Pan theme, however.  She assigned Adam to be Peter Pan.  We suggested Captain Hook, but she insisted on a tight wearing character :)  I was to be Wendy and at first she wanted Olive to be Captain Hook.  A few weeks later she had a grand vision of Olive being Nanna, the dog, which I loved.

Now the fun began.  My super sew savvy friend said I should make the costumes.  I was hesitant at first, but after a trip to the fabric store, I was becoming more excited.  She basically gave me sewing lessons to get the costumes done. (Except I ended up finding the dog costume at a consignment store, only the Nanna hat was made.)  Even if they wouldn't have turned out, Caroline's reaction the morning she saw her costume made it all worth it!  She went out to the living room and I could hear her say very enthusiastically, "Oh, WOW!" (spin around) "Wow!  Mom, it's sooo TINKY!  Thank you for making my costume mom!" 
Later when she put the costume on she grinned and said in a sassy voice, "I feel soo tinky!"


12 comments:

Kate said...

sooo cute. We can totally hear Caroline saying "It's soooo tinky!" I'm way impressed with your sewing skills.

Sarah Z said...

Andrea...I think that is the CUTEST Halloween costume (set) I have ever seen! Way to go on the sewing skills! I am quite impressed. Good improvising for Adam from green tights to brown shorts! I wish TOdd as more into Halloween...

Katie Bell said...

oh my gosh you guys are sooo cute!!! Jude was tink this year as well. We miss you!

Mary said...

Way to go. You're getting to be quite the seamstress!! You are all so darling. Thanks to Miranda for helping you. You all look great and Caroline and Olive are as cute as ever. Love all the costumes!!!!

Corinne said...

the costumes are perfect! they are so cute that i almost hate you right now. but i love you and your cute, cute family!

Kristen Gardiner said...

I love it. Adam is an excellent sport. Olive as Nana makes my heart so happy but I would have been just as happy to see her as Captain Hook. Maybe next year ; )

The Hilton Family~ said...

Oh my goodness! Those have got to be the cutest costumes ever!! I love it! Did you make Olives costume too? You are amazing! What a darling little fam :)

Heidi said...

Oh My Gosh that is THE cutest thing EVER!

Jill T said...

Adorable! What a cute theme.

The Mechams said...

The Nana costume was adorable. What a cute clan you all are.

Halley said...

I am seriously impressed with your sewing skills. Way to go, I am a nightmare when it comes to the sewing machine. You guys all look great. Especially those two girls.

Here And Happy! said...

The Peter Pan ensemble was such a hit! Caroline couldn't have been "tinkier". Olive was outrageously darling. We never quite saw the man in tights, but we still believe!It's always entertaining to see your family decked out for the holiday. Nice job, mom.