Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Did you think he'd be anything else?

So, Happy Halloween everyone (a few days late). Halloween is my favorite holiday, and this year was even more fun because of Richard. Well, kindof. Meaning, it's fun to dress babies up, but they don't really know what is going on. They can't have candy, so it's really more for the parents enjoyment. He had a small party at daycare which I went and helped with, but it was quite short because again, they only tolerate a costume for so long.

He was a peacock.... of course. Are you surprised? I figured I'd better do it now before he can make up his own mind about what he wants to be. There are several peacock costumes on the market, and there's always the handmade route, but I found one that I liked and ordered it a few months ago. He's right around 6 months now, so I had it in my mind that he might be sitting on his own. Like in the picture. On the costume website. You know, all the perfect scenarios in a Mom's mind. Not to mention a scrapbooking Mom's mind.

The costume did not have covered legs, so I knew I'd have to go find some pants to go under it and some socks. Being that the costume is purple and teal, I also knew that I'd have to look in the girls section. After searching at several stores, I finally found the most perfect teal velour pants at Goodwill. But they were too large so my good friend Kristen fixed them right up for us.


Okay! So now we're ready for pictures. He still needs support to sit, so I tried thinking of how to prop him up without distracting from the already loud velvet, sequin and shiny goodness he would be wearing. So first we tried laying down. Not so good.

Then we tried going outside and sitting up against a tree. Even in the shade, it was too bright for his little eyes and in most all of them he is more interested in chewing on the sleeves or trying to pick up leaves.

Then we tried the changing table. Better.... getting better.

And finally, we went and sat on the bench in our mudroom where it provided nothing but white backdrop and pretty decent lighting. I'll let the captions do the explaining now.





















* Disclaimer: no babies or peacocks were harmed in the making of this blog post.


So there ya have it. First Halloween checked off the list. Believe me, I have many more pictures and my plan is to have a flip book made with them! It will be fun to see the peacock in "action" while thumbing quickly through the pages.

7 comments:

Beads2Die4 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Too Darling! Thanks for sharing - put a smile on my face

SummersStudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your photo shoot and the flip book is a great idea. That costume is amazing.

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

He is too darned cute! that costume is wonderful.

I love the rolling photos!

Elisabeth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Peacock down! I'm laughing so hard my eyes are watering! Awesome pictures!

Heather Wynn Millican said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So precious! I love it!!!!!

jennifers jewels and junk said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

TOO cute both the costume & of coarse it's occupant.

Rising Designs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love your very creative and informative blog. Thanks for sharing, nancy