Many of you already know that Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. I'm alllllll about making costumes without spending any money and being as creative as possible by doing so! You can see some of our past Halloweens here. Life's been a little crazy, hectic, and unexpected lately so I didn't want to overwhelm myself so I kept Rio's ensemble simple this year. When deciding what to make, I tried to think about what Rio likes to do. Spin. This kid loves to spin. When I thought about what things spin, the first thing that popped in my head was a carousel so, of course, that's what I knew I had to pull off.
To be honest, she wasn't quite sure what to think at first. She was a little upset that she couldn't remove the horses but then once she figured out that moving her body made them spin, she was sold. The kicker? She wouldn't even spin once while wearing it though! Ha! She did, however, happily wear it all night while we went to the new neighbors' houses which made this mom pretty happy.
We made it home later than planned, but we made it home. I quickly finished stitching the suspenders and Brent got home just in time to hand out candy while us ladies did our first official trick-or-treating. Rio was down with that! Taking her out was definitely the highlight of the day. We were blown away by the amount of kids that came to our door in the new 'hood and actually ran out of candy! Completely the opposite from our old hood!
As much as things didn't go as planned, it was still a great holiday and I'm thankful for everything that did go well! At least we had our non-spinning carousel. :)