we've been doing a halloween countdown with a lift-the-flap calendar i made for cosmo. i thought it would be good way to begin to get a sense time passing (how long is it between days?), if cosmo could count off each day leading up to something he's looking forward to. it is sort of like an advent calendar, no chocolate though, just a sticker. i could not have predicted how much he would love this activity. he gets so excited every day when he realizes, "i didn't do my calendar today!" He delights in lifting the flap, and is thrilled with whatever picture is underneath. i plan to do one for november (his birthday month) and december.
he decided on being a bumble bee this year. some of you may recall that cosmo's interest in bees goes way back. i was looking forward to making a costume, but we found this bee at a thrift store, so, why bother? i did add a stinger (at his request), and ended up putting hook fasteners on it when the zipper broke. it fits, it is warm, and comfortable enough to wear all day, which is what he did yesterday, for the party at school. he put on in the morning and did not take it off until bedtime! he got a lot of smiles at kroger. these are some shots from a halloween party on sunday.
cosmo also helped out with pumpkin carving. he kept saying "ewww! disgusting!" when he was pulling out the pumpkin guts, but he had a smile on his face most of the time.
he also drew the nose and mouth, which turned out better than any of my designs for the past few years.