Knight (or king) and butterfly handmade Halloween costumes that are comfy (sensory friendly!) and fun for kids, plus ideas from other years.
October was pretty intense in our house. Mike was gone for nearly the entire month. I tried living in the moment, but definitely had moments of feeling overwhelmed. It is very nice to have both parents home again! I spent much of my free time unpacking (but not quite enough time to unpack all the boxes – there goes one October goal… The kids costumes came together beautifully, and we spent quite a bit of time outside – very easy to do when it doesn’t rain or get very cold!
More Handmade Costume Ideas for Kids
We are starting to feel settled in California. The kids were temporarily in three different schools (which I definitely do not recommend), but are now down to two. Lily is set for school, in a program I adore. I’m not sure what will happen with Johnny and Emma long-term, since we aren’t zoned for their current school, and it isn’t especially easy to get to from our home. They are making friends, though, and both like their teachers.
Goals for November:
- Make gratitude a focal point for the entire family. This is one I always like to do leading up to Thanksgiving, although I try to do it year-round as well. I’m excited to make a Thankful Thanksgiving Tree with the kids this weekend. Focus area: gratitude, simplicity, education, and responsibility
- Simplify – mainly belongings. We got rid of a lot of stuff when we left Massachusetts; now I’m looking to get rid of even more. I’m also looking to streamline chores as much as possible, and I are both trying to be careful about accepting commitments that take away from family time. Focus area: gratitude and simplicity
- Enjoy California weather!Because, while I miss many, many things about Massachusetts (including the rain, clouds, AND snow), I don’t miss the cold. Focus area: gratitude
Mike is officially starting his new job tomorrow, so time will tell how that plays out. I hope he loves it as much as he thinks he will!
What are your goals for November?
Do you have any handmade Halloween Costumes to share?
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