Friday, October 28, 2011

Gratitude for the Week




Don't laugh!  I know you are laughing.  It's pretty hard not to. I told him I thought we should put the Pokemon brand symbol on the back just so people know what he is and he said, "Mom everyone will know I'm Lugia, DUH!"

I am so grateful for this sweet little boy.

Oh, tell me I will miss Halloween costume sewing one day. I need to hear it!

22 comments :

  1. Of course! Hot glue. I think it looks great.

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  2. oh i knew exactly who he was because i have a bunch of Pokemon obsessed boys over here. But I won't be showing them this picture because they will be BEGGING me to make it for them and it is SO above my skill set!

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  3. I'm not laughing, I am actually quite impressed! I couldn't pull that off in a zillion years! Great job...and yes, you will totally miss the costume sewing and the hopped up on sugar kids, but then you will have grandchildren you can sew for, right???

    good times! I love Gratitude Fridays as it makes me reflect on all the blessings of the week as well. Thank YOU - I am grateful for your blog (even the toilet shots which have been absent as of late!)

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  4. I called my 8 yr. old into the room and said, "Who's that?" Right away he answered "That's Lugia." Now he wants a playdate w/ your son. ;)

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  5. when i was in middle school, my mom was driving me around trying to find me a costume the night before my school halloween party. she worked full time and was tired and frustrated. i joyfully said "one day you will look back at this and miss it" she laughed.
    but years later (i'm 30 now with 1 child) she said she did indeed miss it.

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  6. I am laughing, but I promise in a good way. Im laughing at Andrew's comment about everyone knowing what he is. I mean to him its the perfect costume, it truly looks like Lugia to him and he is proud. You did a great job. I don't even attempt to make costumes as I can't even turn on a sewing machine!

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  7. LOL! I just put 400 hours worth of blood, sweat, tears and a few cuss words into my 4-year-old's Angry Bird costume. I just had my ancient sewing machine tuned up, and not that I have ANY skills on it, but it jammed the second I wanted to put in the first stitch. I had to do the whole thing by hand and let me tell you, my hand sewing skills are still where they were when I was a 10 year old Girl Scout earning my sewing badge. Hot glue helped with the final stretch and thankfully fleece is very forgiving. Every year I SWEAR I am never making another costume (like you I have 5 kids), and every year I do it again. But the looks on their faces when they see their get-up?? SOO worth the pain of the effort! A side note: One year I found a gorgeous handmade "dragon" costume at a thrift store and had to buy it for my then 2-year old. Imagine our surprise when EVERYWHERE we went, people of all ages were yelling "It's Charmander!!" DUH. At the time our two older boys were deep into Pokemon and no one realized what the costume really was. Once it was pointed out,it was SO obvious. So yeah, I think people will know it's Lugia!

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  8. I am sewing a viking costume and a Mother Gothel costume this morning. That's right, Mother Gothel--not Rapunzel. My sweet little blonde daughter thought it would be hilarious to be Mother Gothel, since she can sing "Mother Knows Best" like nobody's business. But personally, right now I would like to personally strangle THE MAN who invented trick-or-treating. Because it was so obviously a man, wasn't it? A woman would know better.

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  9. Hot glue saved the day for our Halloween costumes this year too. I will be sad the day that my boys won't let me make their costumes.

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  10. Laughing no, jelous yes! Scrapbook a page, make a card yes, sew or in your case hot glue no way! Awesome job!

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  11. adorable! i made ellie an orange dress to be tasha from the backyardigans...i doubt anyone but our family will know/understand what she is supposed to be dressed up as.

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  12. I love that he's so proud of it! :) I totally echo dsilva51's comment. I spent all day yesterday and all of last Saturday night working on a jedi cape for my son. First costume I've ever sewn and I spent the whole time thinking "I'll stick to my paper crafts thanks, this is IN. SANE."

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  14. My 6 year-old daughter knew exactly who he was from your picture! :) Happy Trick-or-Treating!

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  15. Ahhh, I wish I would've read this post earlier in the day! I was scrambling to finish my 20 month old's costume this afternoon {he's going to be a gnome} & I worked & worked on that stinkin' red felt hat trying to get it glued with fabric glue. Finally, I too, figured out that hot glue is the magic solution! It was going to be either that or duct tape--I was at my wits end! =)

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  16. My daughter, who loves Pokemon, knew exactly who he was. :)

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  17. i gave up on halloween.
    we have yet to choose costumes.


    every year I push the "ghost" idea.
    sheet with eyes cut out.
    no sewing involved.
    i think its brilliant.

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  18. Making costumes is one of the things I miss the most. I have made costumes for my two boys and several of my nieces and nephews over the years. My oldest nephew played in a ninja turtle suit until he just couldn't squeeze into anymore. Homecoming spirit week at school gets an occasional costume. This year I made a sock monkey costume for my great nephew's first halloween - I can't wait to see him for trick or treating. The costume looks great.

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  19. You did a terrific job! Whatever works is fine. I'm here to say, yes enjoy this costume making, because some day you will actually miss not having to do it...I know.

    Jeannette

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  20. I'm so glad it worked for you! That's how I put my three-year-old's Minnie Mouse ears together this year.

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  21. You will miss it! This is only the second year I have not made costumes after 20+ years. Hubby and I made a few before we had any children. Then I made them for our three boys. My favorite part was scouring thrift stores for inspiration. I found the best components there; killer Elvis costume, the whole Wizard of Oz cast (we're from Kansas you know), Roman soldiers, Sherlock Holmes and so many others. Great memories!

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