It was so much fun to do family costumes this year! Last year I kinda dressed to match Maia, but I don’t think I’ve really put together a costume for myself since college.
We wore our costumes to Tom’s work party and then again tonight for trick-or-treating.
Maia got into the trick-or-treating after a couple of houses. She was like, “Try another one!” and, “Baby trick-or-treat someone gives to Maia!” She doesn’t really know about candy yet, so she was most excited about the box of crayons she got from one house.
I started taking sewing classes two months ago. It’s a lot of fun! Two weeks ago I decided at Tom’s urging to make Maia’s Halloween costume. It was a lot of work, but it turned out great, if I do say so myself!
We debuted the costume at the zoo today. Maia is the Chu Totoro (medium sized Totoro) from My Neighbor Totoro. (I dressed up as Mei, and Tom was the giant Totoro.)
Beanie checks for her tail 😀
The tutorial I used for the costume is here.
Instead of “Five little monkeys,” Maia has been chanting:
Five little mamas jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped its head
Baby called the doctor said (sic)
No more mamas jumping on the bed!
Also, apparently the mamas on the bus go, “shh shh shh” (which I think is odd cuz I don’t shush much), and the dadas on the bus go, “tickle tickle tickle.”
I’ll sit here, mama
What about up here?
“Baby so top!”
Regarding the sleep — after one or two glorious weeks of 7am wakeups, we are back to 5:30am for the past week. /cry
We checked out the Oakland Museum of California yesterday, and it was pretty great!
Maia adored this special exhibition with giant inflatable sculptures that change color.
We had such a good time at the Peter Pumpkin Patch last year that we went again! This time we went the weekend they opened, so it wasn’t busy, which suited me just fine. More space in the corn kernel pit for us!
We were absolutely covered in corn dust, but it was worth it.