We took a break midway through to go to an author visit at the local bookstore, Hooray for Books! We were one of only a few there, so it was awesome that Theo basically got his own personal reading from the author of a pretty popular children's book. And since we are focusing heavily on numbers right now, Ten Timid Ghosts was the perfect story at the perfect time. The author/illustrator Jennifer O'Connell even did a drawing using input from the kids. And Theo got his first signed book.
After this, we let the kids nap while we drove out to the Udvar-Hazy National Air & Space Museum's annual Air & Scare event. This is free, being a Smithsonian, but requires a $15 fee for parking. They stayed open extra late for this event, and it was packed. Besides the candy stops, there were story, craft, and activity stations. Our three year old had a great time.
|Racing his "witch on a broom."|
These were pretty easy to put together. We found the shirts and tights at Wal-Mart and some tights/socks and undies at Target (this is the second year in a row Theo is wearing girl's tights) and then got fabric, felt, and ribbon (yellow belt) at Joanns. I put together Theo's cape based on this tutorial, and we threw socks and hose over Theo's rain boots to make them red.
Super Hero Hooded Towel, Bear Hooded Towel, Cape Expectations
Brian then made Eli's black gloves, and their emblems also.
For more costume ideas, check out these links for 2010-2012 and 2014.