Hope everyone had a great Halloween! Especially if you're a Giants fan, I'm sure the sight of orange and black is making you feel extra festive (World Series... I can smell it, but don't wanna jinx it!).
Anyhoo... it's extra difficult this year deciding what to dress the duo up as, as they had this super smash hit last year as pharaoh and the spinx that you may remember.
I was completely out of inspiration when it occured to me that our life has been dramatic enough as is- what with Bryson's recent hospitalization and frequent visits to the vet- that we really don't need too much dramatization for our inspiration for this Halloween:
Bryson will play "himself", aka one sick puppy, and Eva, inspired by our excellent new vet, Dr. Jenny, will play... a vet.
Admittedly it's much less exotic or creative compared to last year's outfits. I bought this $15 vet outfit on amazon (that feels like it's worth 50 cents), spruced it up with some fancy pocket for her stethoscope and a new name badge that says "Dr. E, DVM" (yes, I stole that animal cross clipart that still has some copyright watermark on it. What can I say, a mom needs to be resourceful)
For Bryson, I wrapped him up with some gauze (hubby says it looks more like a white headband, sorry, Bry...), tied his paw up with some more gauze and a pink elastic, and "attached" him to an IV bag, and voila! We have a semi-realistic re-enactment of Bryson-the-patient (I think the grumpy expression helps too).
Check out our flickr album if you wanna see more actions from today.
On a completely separate note, in my oodles of spare time this past couple of weeks, I sewed Eva a couple of headbands. My hands were just itching to sew something (haven't done anything creative for ages), and I needed some project that can be completed in a couple of hours (or they'll just fall into the unfinished project pile that's dominating my work area).
Here's the first one, made by wrapping a 3/4"-elastic with fabric, with a couple of fabric flowers and burgundy felt leaves sewn on. I don't want it to be super girly, but I'm really sick of people asking if she's a boy even when she's Pepto-Bismol pink from head to toe. I think this combo looks cute but not too frou-frou.
By the way, did you notice that Eva looks more like a little girl than a baby almost all of a sudden? I think since she started walking (the day we took her and Bryson to the SF Giants Dog Day game back in September, which I have yet to blog about *sigh*), she seems to have grown overnight as a little person. As we fiddled with her outfit today and trying to get her to sit still many times in vain for pictures, I realize she really isn't a baby anymore. Feeling a bit nostalgic...