Little Peanuts

peanut costumes

I have kind of taken a little break from blogging lately to focus on my family, take care of some health things, and just rest. I have actually really struggled with a constant fatigue for the past few months, so it has really affected my productivity. Since I have a hard time getting a lot done like usual, I decided to give my time and energy to my family. I am hoping that soon we will find out what is causing this (I’m not pregnant ;), and tackle it. It’s also been a little more busy with this being the last month of school. I of course couldn’t pass up an opportunity to help out, so I recently whipped up some peanut costumes for miss J’s class performance coming up.

peanut costumes

It was a simple enough project. I just cut the shape out of felt and then made a stencil on a piece of posterboard for the peanut “dents”. I used the Mr. Peanut character as inspiration.

peanut costumes

I can’t wait to see her on stage. They are reciting a speech about George Washington Carver. I’m very impressed with her ability to retain information. She has said it for me twice and I am always floored by how well she remembers the whole thing.

peanut costumes

Hopefully I’ll be back a little bit more now. I am sharing pics on Instagram almost daily, which I find so much fun. It’s quickly become my favorite social media. Have a good week!
-Jess

The Night Before

Fox in Socks        Fox in Socks

I had the best of intentions last night. I was all set to finish editing some pictures for a tutorial after my husband and I had our at home date. (We try to spend every Thursday night together after the girls go to bed as our “date” night.) Instead I had my first experience that I had only read about so far. In my daughter’s folder was a flyer about how tomorrow (now today) is National Readers Day.

Fox in Socks

That’s wonderful! But….they said the kids can dress up like a book character. What? The night before I find out about this? Of course my daughter wanted to join in on the fun. I was a bit nervous at first because she wanted to be a hermit crab from this one book. I had mentally prepared myself for staying up and creating some kind of hermit crab costume.

Fox in Socks   Fox in Socks
Fox in Socks   Fox in Socks
She spared me though and changed her mind. She wanted to be a fox (again). I told her she needed a book. So into her room she went and found Fox in Socks. Perfect!!!! We went to the store and found some blue socks and a red shirt. We reused the fox tail but I did stay up a little bit to fix it up and make some ears so she wouldn’t have to use the mask from her previous fox costume. Whew. She’s happy and so am I. At least it was something simple like this. Oh the joys of motherhood :)
-Jess

A Fox Family

Fox Costumes

Last night we played dress up as a whole family! My daughter wanted to be some sort of animal, so I was thinking something like Fantastic Mr. Fox family if they had two girls. Well, October 31 got here really fast and I barely finished the masks (using this template here) and the tails. So we were a modern fox family I guess you could say.

I took miss J around the block for candy, but hardly anyone had a light on which worked out for us. It’s not like she needs a ton of candy! We usually do a trunk or treat, but we couldn’t find a place doing it over by us and we were just not good planners this year. We did have friends over for dinner though. That was fun!

Fox Costumes

Fox Costumes

Fox Costumes

Fox CostumesFox Costumes

Fox Costumes

Fox Costumes
So after battling off swarms of mosquitos, my girls called it a night and both fell asleep really fast. Anyone else make costumes this year?
-Jess