I love the holiday season. I know people complain about how crazy it is, how fast it goes, and what a bummer it is when it’s over. But I love everything about it. And Halloween is no exception.
This year we got to the pumpkin patch early in the month, which was a nice change. Our first year with the girls, we went to the patch on Halloween day and it was kind of sad. Going early let us enjoy the pumpkins for a few weeks before we carved them.
Our friends had a carving party last weekend, so we were able to enjoy carving pumpkins once with our friends and then again with just the family.
We carved our own pumpkins on Halloween morning. In the South, carved pumpkins don’t last long, so doing them the day of ensures they’ll last until the trick or treaters come knocking.
As a rule I’m not a procrastinator, but Halloween costumes always get me. I think it has something to do with my love hate relationship with the sewing machine. We are not friends. I put it off because I fear that silly machine. In classic Jill fashion, I was finishing them on Sunday night.
Kayleigh was Olivia the Pig and she was stupid cute. I made a simple circle skirt and tank and then added the sailor bib using some white felt.
Hadley was a Holly Golightly. Her skirt is also a simple circle skirt. I purchased a little black leotard and then made a “pearl” necklace using mardi gras beads and some ribbon.
I may not be a great seamstress, but I’ll make their costumes as long as they’ll let me.
Also, mini Almond Joy…