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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006
The Hunt for Halloween
So, Halloween is this month. And I'm the type of person who plans ahead. I have known Kayla was going to be (her idle) Dora the Explorer since last spring. She's in love with Dora, so it was a no-brainer. Now, I'm not the creative one in the family, that would be my sister. But the costumes they have for sale of Dora are just, well, yucky. The material is horrible and it's just not cute. Plus, how easy, is a Dora costume? Last spring, I found orange shorts and a dark pink top. I got her yellow socks over the summer and she already has Backpack that she can wear. Viola! She can do without the wig - she wouldn't wear it anyway. And I figure, just in case, I'll make an iron-on with the computer that says Star Catcher on it.

So, that leaves me with Alysa's costume. She'll be almost 11 months at Halloween. I have some of Kayla's old costumes that I could recycle, but I wanted their costumes to go together. As they get older, they may not let me do such cutesy things anymore, right? So I figured I'd make her a Star to go with Dora the Star Catcher. Cute and easy, right? Hah! Even my sister, the creative one is having a hard time helping me figure out how to make a 10 month old a star. I've searched and searched the internet for (a) star costumes up for sale and (b) how to make a star costume. Um...can't find either. The closest I found was making the star out of card board for front and back with shoulder straps and draping it over her. This may work, but I'm not sure it will for an 11 month old as we'll have to carry her most of the trick or treating. And no one makes a star costume??? So I already had yellow pants for her and I found a yellow top today, but they are 2 different yellow's, so now what? I have to decide if they are good enough. (here are the 2 pieces...)

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I can buy the matching pants, but the shirt was $12.50 as the ONLY place I've found yellow this fall is Gymboree and the pants are $16.50. That would be $29 for just a shirt and pants, not to mention the other things I need. I thought home made saved you money??? So the search continues and so does the brainstorming.

If anyone has any ideas on how to turn an 11 month old into a star, please, let me know. I could use all the help I can get.

posted at 7:52 PM  

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Christine said...

What about checking Michael's or Joann's for yellow sweats?

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