happy halloween from my baby boorito!
Late halloween greetings to you & yours from my baby boorito!
I have a good excuse this time – I promise. You remember when I announced that I had eliminated dairy from my diet since my baby was having some crazy digestive issues in late August? Well, the doctor mentioned that she should be growing out of it, so from time to time, I can test it by eating dairy and watching the baby’s reaction. I tested the waters with half of a cheese pizza near the end of September and she was still obviously uncomfortable (rocket farts! crankiness!), and then tested things with a few more slices of cheese pizza over the weekend. Well, folks, it’s still a no-go. My poor baby girl was squirmy and cranky pretty much all day yesterday, and the squirmy crankies only stopped after several huge rocket farts later in the evening. (And I had some huge mama guilt… the cheesy pizza was NOT good enough to outweigh Lil’s cries!) I’m now researching vegan/dairy-free options for Thanksgiving dishes… because Thanksgiving is like the holiday of butter, and there MUST be a way that I can participate (soy butter?). If you’ve got any good recipes, throw them my way!
Apologies to those of you who are concerned about where this post/blog is going, now that I’m apparently comfortable using the word “farts” in our conversations. I have no idea where any of this is going either. I had an imaginary line of bloggable things in my head, and I’ve just stepped WAY over it.
The baby boorito needed some pictures in her costume, but it had to wait until today, when she was all smiles, laughter, and sunshine.
We settled on the burrito, her dad’s favorite food, after discussing several options – all of them homemade, because I was determined to do something special for her. Probably most appealing about the burrito was the ease of construction, though it also won points for being warm enough to haul our baby to a barn party during the cool Michigan fall. (And oh boy, was the barn party fun! With hayrides! And bonfires! And food! And dancing! One of my fav things about our friends here is that they throw great parties!)
The outer part of the costume is an old flannel sheet (the tortilla) with green fleece sewn into it and then cut into strips (the lettuce). Inside the costume, I made brown fleece pants (beans) and paired them with a white onesie (rice?) that had a patch of red felt (salsa), as well as small tan squares (chicken), pieces of yellow ribbon (cheese), patches of green terry cloth (guacamole), and a patch of white felt (sour cream).
The piece de resistance was the little hat. I made it with extra fleece from the pants, and hot glued patches of red & white felt (salsa & sour cream) and green terry cloth (guacamole).
I love it. It turned out so much cuter than I thought it would be, although it definitely helps that my model is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (I’m totally not biased). Jason and I printed out the Chipotle logo & stuck it on our shirts. We were burrito makers… get it? Ha ha ha.
I kind of wanted to take her trick or treating (FREE CANDY!!!), but figured that everyone would be on to our get-free-candy scam. Instead, we had dinner at our friends’ house to help them hand out candy & check out the big kids’ costumes. A super-fun and festive Halloween that could have only been made better by a smiley baby.
What were you guys for Halloween? Any other shout outs for homemade costumes? I’d love to hear your Halloween stories!