Friday, October 23, 2009

Costume Idea

Oh my goodness, if I had a boy, this is the costume I'd make him for Halloween!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the link. I sat here and laughed my head off. They are so cute that they are hilarious!!

Lois said...

Cute Kristen! I hope you do get a boy, and soon. :)

momof2boyz said...

I love those costumes! Did you notice the white couch in the background of one of the pictures? With two boys- wow!

Kristen Laurence said...

Momof2boyz, slipcovers! I'm starting to think that's what every mom needs - just throw 'em in the wash when they get dirty. And contrary to what one might believe, white is the best for kids - you can bleach tough stains! And think of the sanitary reasons for covers - do you ever wonder how dirty our sofas really are? Yuck!

Ha! I think I'm convincing myself. :)

Beth said...

That is adorable! I need help with a Pope costume and Nun costume for these two. Any ideas? email me regs78 at yahoo ;)

Anonymous said...

I actually have a denim slipcover couch, and it is the best! Come to think of it, an old friend of mine had a beautiful white brocade slipcover, and that is what she did-used lots of bleach, that is!

***I am really procrastinating.....I could be working on my thesis, grading papers, or cleaning my house.....instead of reading blogs....;)

Anonymous said...

Kristen,
This is not a costume comment but I don't know where else to put it. Do you or your readers have any recommendations for materials that would be appropriate for 3 and 4 year-olds that teach about God and the Catholic faith? This is for my grandchildren who do not get any religious guidance from their parents. I have them every weekend and I am committed to their faith development. Your blog is like warm light with your love of family and God. Thank your for it!
Sincerely,
Mary

Kristen Laurence said...

Mary (Anon), 3 and 4 year olds respond well to hands-on materials - having rosaries, holy cards, religious figurines in the house they can touch and play with (and ask questions about!). Coloring books are also wonderful. For reading stories aloud, the lives of the saints and little devotional stories can be very inspiring. CHC has a nice list of books to choose from for toddlers:
http://www.chcweb.com/catalog/ByGradeLevel/Preschool/catalog.html?all=1
I suggest going there and buying what appeals to you. Most importantly I'd suggest simply having the materials around your home. Let the children touch and play, and choose the books they want you to read. And simply answer questions as they naturally arise. And keep a good and respectful relationship with their parents always, never undermining them to the children. Let the children honor their mother and father while exposing them to the natural beauty of the faith in your home. God bless your endeavors!