Friday, October 20, 2017

Homemade Halloween: Star Wars Droids & Jedi

For Halloween this year (or Mickey's Halloween Party, at least), we decided to be droids from Star Wars.  There are four good ones, but the big kids picked the cute, small ones and left the tall ones for the little two, so I took one, and John and Arthur are Jedi. 

As usual, I  crocheted the hats using this pattern, and made up my own decorations for them.  I'm impressed with myself.
K-2SO - Besides the hat, the rest of my costume is literally duct tape on black clothing.

3-CPO - Tutu made from a variety of gold and glittery tulle.  50 yards of tulle is plenty. Glitter tulle not recommended. Gold leggings from Amazon.

R2-D2 and BB-8 - Maggie's white and orange tutu is made the same as Sienna's. Both of the kids' t-shirts are iron-ons.  I decided to try that after I found free printables for each while looking for ideas.  Printable R2-D2 iron on

It was easy and I would definitely do it again.

Jedi - I bought John's robe from Walmart because it was more cost effective, but ended up making one for Arthur. (any size Jedi robe tutorial) I also made inner tunics for them both using this nifty tutorial.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mickey's Halloween Party 2017

We went to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland on October 7. This year we wore Star Wars droid and Jedi costumes.

Car Land was so fun to see decorated for Haul-o-Ween.

I really like this fun picture, and how we're all half dressed up.  It was really hot, so we didn't put our costumes on until we got to the party and the sun was heading down.

I took the little two trick-or-treating over and over...

While John took the big kids on Monsters after Dark.

The parade was so fun, and the fireworks. We got home around 12:30.

The next morning we got to dig through all our candy and treats and snacks.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dalton's Baptism

Dalton was baptized on October 14, 2017, by his dad.  Our hometeachers were the witnesses, and in the confirmation circle with John were his fellow bishopric members and Dalton's primary teacher.

Jamie was able to be there, and lots of our ward family members.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Aunt Jamie's Visit

Aunt Jamie came down for Dalton's baptism! It was so fun to have her for a few days, and to play lots of games.  We went to the Spectrum and rode the giant wheel.

We went hiking in Whiting Ranch. There was a mountain biking even so we saw hundreds of bikers going by.

She brought sticker books, and bath stuff and painting books and the kids have been loving it the last few days.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dalton's Legoland Birthday

Dalton's been asking to go to Legoland for his birthday since before his last birthday and wanted to take his friend Jack.  It worked out that his birthday was a no school day. So we went! 

Traditional jack o lantern pancakes for breakfast.

He looks like baby Dalt here.

And a Lego cake.

He got Pokemon books and Mike & Ikes for his birthday and LOVED them all.