Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween from Woody

I know it's a day early, but I couldn't resist sharing these pictures today. So, Happy Halloween from Sheriff Woody!

diy woody costume

2015 has definitely been the year of Toy Story around here, and Harry decided he wanted to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween months ago. Then over the summer he had a change of heart, and wanted to be Jessie. Then switched back to Buzz a month later.

I Googled and Googled DIY Buzz costumes and the whole thing just seemed so intimidating to me. Plus, I wasn't sure how the wings would hold up through a preschool Halloween party.I found an adorable Buzz costume on the Disney Store's website, so I asked Harry if he wanted to buy his costume, or if he wanted me to make it. He said he wanted me to make it. Awww... and as I'm never one to crush dreams, I suggested we make a Woody costume instead, and he loved the idea. So, that day we went to the store to get the supplies so he couldn't change his mind again.


The costume was pretty easy to put together and turned out so cute! I made the vest from a McCall's pattern and the belt was my own design. Everything else I purchased, either Target or Amazon. 

Oh, and here's my favorite part of the whole costume.


The pull string! I tried to be as authentic as I could with the costume. The only thing that isn't exact is his shirt. I couldn't find a yellow and red plaid shirt, but I think the yellow one works just as well.



diy toy story costume

diy woody costume

We're crossing our fingers that the weather holds up tomorrow so we can go trick-or-treating. Even if it rains, I think we'll at least hit a couple houses in the neighborhood since we didn't get to go at all last year (weather was terrible and Harry was sick).

Have a great Halloween!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

3.11

His 4th birthday is officially less than a month away! It is so true what they say, the days are long, but the years are short.

10/7/15

- One thing Harry is really into these days is matching. Particularly with colors. He wants his cup to be the same color as his plate during meals, and he noticed the other day that his shoes and my shirt were both yellow and matched. And then proceeded to point out every other yellow thing in the room. He has these little foam sticker kit where he can make little people. He used to just put whatever shirt and pants on them, but lately I've noticed that he always does the same color top and bottom.

- I can't even tell you how many Band-Aid boxes we've gone through this year. Any time he gets a little boo-boo he asks for one, and freaks out if we say no. We're trying to teach him that only certain boo-boos need Band-Aids, but they always make him miraculously feel better. Funny little quirk of his :)

- School is going well. He's adjusted to the longer school day just fine. He enjoys bringing his lunchbox and eating with his friends. His class just went on their first field trip to the fire and police departments, which he seemed to enjoy. Apparently a dad of one of his classmates is a firefighter and Harry mentioned how so-and-so's dad talked like Darth Vader on the field trip. I'm assuming he put one of those big ventilator masks on to show the kids.

- If you give Harry free range over the PlayStation, he'll either play the car soccer video game I mentioned last update, or turn on Curious George on Netflix. And, side note, a three year old is better at navigating the PlayStation than I am! Harry taught me how to turn the system off the other week. I seriously had no idea....

- Anyways, Curious George. Harry's current favorite show. Our local PBS station was hosting a concert at the mall a few weeks ago and the special guest was George. We went and had a fun time! Harry was so excite to get to take pictures with George. Although, I think he was a little confused that George was so big, lol!



- A few funny things he's said lately:
   "My eyes are right by my forehead." He just said it so randomly, and matter-of-factly one day.
   "I need a paper so the fan can windy the paper." In other words, he wanted a fan to blow a piece of paper around the room, haha! What a funny way to put that!
   "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... HAPPY NEW YEAR, BLASTOFF, ZERO!" He just put everything he knows about counting backwards together, haha!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sonny Acres Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we took our annual family trip to the pumpkin patch. Sonny Acres Farm, like last year. I remember last year it being super crowded the day we went, but the farm was pretty much empty this year. It was nice not having to wait in line for any of the rides!

I got a new camera last month (I saved up all year for it!) and this was the first time I took it out, so I got a bunch of pictures.



After the first two rides, we had a few tickets left over and Harry decided to go on the horses. I thought he was going to change his mind, but he saw a little boy about his age riding one and having a great time, so he decided to go for it.



He did a really great job! He held on the whole time, and while we could tell he wasn't totally loving it, he didn't freak out. He said the ride was "too bumpy," so I don't know that he'd get back on one anytime soon, but I'm proud of him for trying it. I'm a notorious horse riding-hater, so I wouldn't have been surprised if Harry freaked out up there.

After the horse ride, we walked around the farm and eventually picked out our pumpkins.








Harry and Ant picked out 2 big pumpkins and I opted to get 6 tiny gourds. I just think those are so cute! Harry also found a little jar of blackberry jam in the gift shop.

And just like I did in last year's pumpkin patch post, here's a comparison of Harry over the last 4 years. I hope Harry let's me buy him a Halloween themed shirt until he graduates high school!

2012                        |                        2013                        |                        2014                        |                        2015
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