This year Eve was LION for Halloween. She thoroughly enjoyed roaring at people and scaring Nana. And...I made her costume!! I couldn't have done it without Mom, who patiently guided me during the week-long process. I am ridiculously proud of myself. It turned out super cute, and fit her very well. Anja gave her this "spider bucket" for her birthday, which was fantastic and SO cute! Eve loves it.
The lion and the cowboy. Love the mustache.
This was on Eve's birthday. THREE!
We did a birthday party for her this year with a bunch of her friends! It was SO fun! We put together a treasure hunt (see above treasure chest, compliments of Dad), and at the end we had Zane hide in the trailer with the treasure, so when they opened the door to get the chest he screamed and jumped out. Unfortunately, he knocked Eve on the head as he jumped/screamed, so she started bawling, which produced a chain reaction and ended with a gaggle of sobbing kids. Too funny, but kindof sad.
Zane in Eve's new princess get-up.
Eve in her princess get-up. With a super-sweet dog that walks and barks! (in our defense, she was NOT a "birthday princess," she thinks a princess is a magical person, like a witch, but good. She doesn't think a princess is a "look at me, I'm the most important person in the world" type of person.)
We had the kids decorate giant cupcakes, but I think they liked the sprinkles more than the cake. We caught Eve and her friend eating handfulls of sprinkles and drinking them right out of the bottle. But it was funny, and it was her birthday, so we didn't say anything.
Happy third birthday, Evie! (or is that spelled Evey? I don't know. But she calls herself Eve-ee).