Cam's 1st Halloween: Huge success.
I admit, I wasn't going to put him in a costume this year...he is only 5 weeks old. However, a walk through Walmart a couple of weeks ago made me feel a little nostalgic and set me in motion to create a costume. And some gentle nudging by some friends (Jessica Norton and Nancy Galas) sealed the deal.
So, since homemade costumes bring back such strong and special memories of my happy childhood, I decided that I had to come up with a costume for Cameron. Unfortunately, I had no idea what he should be. Josh really pushed for a Star Wars character...which is fine! I really like Star Wars, but it's not my favorite thing ever, and for some reason, I feel entitled to decided what Cam's first costume should be! Maybe because I had to give up my body for almost a year (more than a year actually...pretty much for the rest of my life, because it will never be the same) and then push him out. Just sayin' ;} I did promise Josh that Cam could be a Star Wars character next year though...so stay tuned! This is where Jessica and Nancy come in. I told them I had pretty much decided to dress him up, but didn't know what he should be. After throwing around a couple of ideas, Nancy, knowing how much I love The Lord of the Rings, suggested a Hobbit. Jessica, who didn't actually know what a Hobbit is until I explained, was totally on board! So I made the decision that Cameron would be Frodo Baggins (or "Grodo" as Jessica called him). And he was literally the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life :} I'm SO glad I did this. All it took was $3.00. I really hope that this little piece of felt, this little piece of foam, and the hair I drew on his feet with eyeliner will be the beginning of many many happy childhood memories for my sweet Hobbit.