Steve had a fantastic idea on Wednesday, and suggested that Sebastian dress up as Captain Edward J Smith of the RMS Titanic - Seb has had an ongoing fascination with the disaster and knows at this point a lot of the details. Sebastian was super excited, and so we rushed to put together a costume. We bought a pilot's blazer and hat, but then re-did the hat with white paper and tape to make it more nautical. Steve drew the Titanic's symbol in gold paper on the hat's front. At the Children's Museum today, Sebastian created a ship's steering wheel from cardboard and rolls as well as a nametag. And then during his lunch break Steve made a beard out of a white sheet and cotton balls. It was awesome.
It was fun to play at the Children's Museum - they had an outdoor scavenger hunt, a special exhibit on the Wizard of Oz, a craft activity to make your own treat bags, and lots of kids in costume.
And finally, despite having visited multiple pumpkin patches, and having had pumpkins on our front stoop for weeks, I hadn't gotten around to carving one up to be a jack-o-lantern. I finally did!