Halloween 2013 | Easy Homemade Toddler Yoda Costume

October 31, 2013 at 10:46 PM | Posted in Baby Romaezi | Leave a comment
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So it seems I’ve been a very bad blogger lately!  I find myself wearing several hats (pun intended) lately and starting up my new little business has lots of my energy going away from this blog.  Sorry!  I’m still here!

So this Halloween was Kamran’s first true time trick or treating.  He had an absolute ball–so did my husband and I!  Little guy dressed up as Yoda in a costume made by yours truly.  He spent a good few days practicing his light saber sounds and breaking in his Yoda hat.

Homemade Toddler Yoda Halloween Costume

One thing little man said quite a lot tonight was “Hi Ms. Ya-yen!  Tank ew Ms. Ya-yen!”  As he helped himself to **more** candy from the neighbor’s dish.  (Don’t worry, the candy is for ME, not him–he gets raisins and organic lolipops.)  In addition to candy, he also took “Ms. Ya-yen’s” nose.  Don’t worry, he gave her his in return.  Two is honestly my favorite age so far.

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I have to share this costume and how I made it because it was probably one of the easiest things I’ve ever made.

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Necessary Skills:

To make this costume you need 3 real skills.  You *do* need to know how to crochet and make the hat.  (Or you could just order one from me www.facebook.com/loopsidaisy)  The other two skills are fairly easy–cutting and hot glue.

Materials:

Green yarn for the hat.

2 medium sized mens t-shirts.  One brown and one tan.

3 glow sticks, preferably green–we didn’t have green.

Electric tape

Some sort of belt/rope/twine

Instructions:

I typically don’t use patterns for my crochet work.  I wanted to get this hat done quickly so I opted to use a pattern.  This pattern from Knot Your Nana’s Crochet.  It took me a day-ish of working on it as I had a minute.  I crochet rather fast, so perhaps give yourself and extra day if you think you need it.

For the robes.  The men’s brown shirt is the base.  Just put it on your child.  The tan shirt should be cut up the front and center so it opens like a robe.  I just eyeballed it.  You could hem this (sewing or adhesive, iron on hem tape) if you want, I just tucked the raw edges under once it was on my little guy.

I just happened to have the perfect belt for my little dude to borrow.  If you don’t have one, tan colored rope or twine would work just fine.  It wrapped around his waist twice and had plenty of room for the ends to hang once tied.

You see 2 light sabers in the photos above.  The big one is a geek-item belonging to my husband.  Little dude actually walked around the neighborhood with 3 glow sticks, hot glued together.  The handle is just black electric tape wrapped on itself.

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Kamran’s First Halloween

November 7, 2011 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Sookie the French Bulldog | 1 Comment
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What was Kamran for Halloween? —–A little blue monster!!

What was Sookie for Halloween? —–A hippo ballerina.

The Friday before Halloween Kamran had a parade at school. I took off of work early, skipped our work Halloween party, met up with Kayvan and watched all of the little bits at daycare parade around in their costumes. So stinkin cute!! Kamran just sat in the big red 6 child stroller straight faced observing all of the crazy people in the school parking lot. We had a ball dressing him up and seeing all of his friends.

Halloween was on a Monday this year so I got home a little early, dressed both of the babies up and we all went for a walk before the sun went down. All of the kids LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Sookie and her costume. Then we knocked on our neighbor’s door to wish them a happy Halloween. We ended up sharing our 8 x 8 plot of a front “lawn” while the adult boys drank a beer and passed out candy and the girls talked about crocheting. Eventually Kamran needed to eat so I headed in early. Kayvan made sure to come in before we ran out of candy so we could have a little for ourselves! It was a really fun night and I’m glad we got to unexpectedly hang out with our friends for a little while.

Fall Festivities

November 4, 2011 at 2:24 AM | Posted in Baby Romaezi, Crochet | Leave a comment
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I have become an infrequent blogger. Our family has been enjoying all things fall and fall festivities. To quickly sum up the past few weeks, a few weeks ago we trekked out to the Maryland Renassance Festival, followed by the pumpkin patch with friends the next day. The weekend after that we had a pumpkin carving party and the baby shower for a good friend. This past weekend we enjoyed some down time at home and met some friends for food to celebrate their run in the Marine Corps Marathon.

Whirlwind tour but a ball none the less. I actually wrote a blog about all of this but my phone hated me and decided to delete it all.

Kamran LOVED the Renaissance Festival. He rode around in his snuggli complete with pumpkin hat and got all of the attention a little guy could hope for. We should have turned it into a drinking game. “Take a drink every time you hear someone reference Kam’s pumpkin hat.” I should have gotten ahead of the pumpkin hats because they got more compliments than any hat I have made to date. When we got there, the little guy cooed, and ooohed more than I’ve ever heard I’m sure the 2 hour nap in the car seat on the ride there put him in a brilliant mood. I’m so glad car rides are no longer a scream fest!

I was personally SO excited about our trip to the pumpkin patch. I love everything fall and could not wait to take pictures of our little guy on haystacks with pumpkins. We met up with Kayvan’s co-workers and their 9 month old, Jackson and photograph we did! I made Jackson a hat to match Kamran’s and they looked like two adorable little pumpkins. Kamran got to see a momma cow and learned about how the farmers milk her. Momma friends, be jealous. A momma cow can pump a gallon of milk in 5 minutes!!! Bet you want that pump! Kamran also got to see the baby cows and watched them eat the milk that was just pumped. Then we met a big ole piggie and man did she STINK! Of course the adults got their fill of kettle corn (my favorite), apple cider and dominion root beer. Yummy! On our way out we took pumpkin pictures and picked out 3 baby pumpkins to take home. I still have to go through those photos but here is a cute picture of the boys talking.

The following weekend we went to a baby palooza pumpkin party at a friend’s house. Kamran met a new pint sized friend while we were there and hung out with his old bud Jackson. We carved a witch pumpkin and ate some fantastic food. Here is a picture of our pumpkin all lit up!

For Terri’s baby shower to celebrate the anticipated arrival of baby Autumn, we had another long drive and baby boy was a champ! He slept the entire way! It was great to see Terri and she seemed to enjoy meeting Kamran for the first time. Autumn is due a few days after Christmas so I made her a hat to fit the season!

This past weekend was a much needed low key weekend. We cleaned up the house, had dinner with NICU friends on Saturday and met with Millie and Linda to celebrate their marathon run on Sunday. To be able to run such a distance is admirable and I’m so proud of my friends!

On the developmental front, I’m so proud of my boy. He sits unassisted now, waves hi, but only to daddy, holds his own bottle, scoots, spins, twists, turns and rocks on his knees and has established a favorite stuffed animal–his giraffe. He is getting pretty mobile. Also something I am incredibly proud of is that Kamran is starting to sign back to us. We started sigining to him when we started on rice cereal at 5 months. Now he has started signing “milk”! I walk into his room in the morning, he smiles and once his eyes have adjusted to the light he will sign “milk” to me. He also just got his 3rd tooth, it is on the bottom left and is still working on the tooth on his top right.

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