Years ago, a friend told me to prepare myself for the day that the children would ask for store bought costumes because that is what all of their friends have. That day has never come, and I have a hard time imagining that it will. Even when the children toss around the idea of being something that would be easier to purchase in the store (Spiderman), they assume that their Grandma will make it for them. The costumes mean something to the children on a level that rises above one evening spent in costume. They represent tradition to the children and having something that is handmade by someone they love is still far more important than what their friends have. And for that I am thankful.
Harris has known he wanted to be a gnome since he received his beloved Gnomes book from the Easter Bunny. My Mom even made a padded belly for him!
For the first time ever, Grace had a bit of a hard time deciding what she wanted to be. However, while we were looking up ideas for Harris' costume she spotted this toadstool and knew she wanted to compliment Harris. Isn't it darling?