Thursday, November 2, 2017

Here he is.......








Well here he is my friends, Little Buddy the Train.  Not Little Buddy the Conductor, he is an actual train.  I think he wanted me to make him into a real train, but I explained to him that he is a boy and can't be a train, but I would do my best to make him feel like a train. All went well until his light fell off about one house away from mine, no worries Little Buddy was fine with it.  Sorry about the last blurry photo, it was the only one I had with the light on.

He had the best time trick or treating.  Actually he was much more interested in ringing peoples doorbells than the actual candy part of the whole thing.  I think he made many people smile in my neighborhood.  We hardly had any trick or treaters so he was even more in demand than usual.  I was a bit upset with his school, no costumes allowed on Halloween day.  While I understand that Halloween isn't everybody's thing they usually have character day from a favorite book.  I was going to have him be The Little Engine That Could, because frankly he is just like that, trying hard, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can......

The Aunts returned to Florida for the winter just in time for Halloween.  They joined us on our walk about the neighborhood, so did the biggest brother who has never been trick or treating with us before because he has always been away.  Little Buddy had a grand time and that is all that matters.  He told me he was going to be a train after his nap today because now he can be a train a lot!  Yup Little Buddy, you sure can.

45 comments:

Nance said...

What a terrific and charming costume! You did a fantastic job.

Nana Go-Go said...

Best looking little train I've ever seen! Wonderful.xx

elns said...

Great photos. Those first two -- too fab. I love that he wanted to be an actual train. Sounds like a great time. I'm disappointed in the school too. A bunch of us Moms with kids that have "Aged out" of school parades were lamenting those little walks around the playground in full kit, grouped by classrooms etc. They are so pleased with themselves, their costumes and friends.

However i think it's wonderful you and LB got to trick or treat the neighborhood with his Aunts and his big brother! So sweet. choo choo!

CJ said...

Absolutely adorable. Glad he had a good time, and lovely that aunts and brother were able to go as well. Happy memories made I think! And well done you on the costume, top marks indeed for a top mum. CJ xx

Mac n' Janet said...

What a great train he is, boy or not!

AnnieOBTextiles said...

Little Buddy's wonderful smile says it all (and brings a big smile to my face too). A very special train and a great costume, you are so talented Meredith. He must have light up the neighbourhood.

Karen said...

What a great costume! Best looking train ever:) I think it's silly that Halloween has been shelved at schools, too. Adults have made it into this creepy holiday, and then the kids lose out. It's all just supposed to be fun. Glad you all had a good time!

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my goodness.. you did a magnificent job of creating that costume for Little B! He looks just like a real train and the crossing sign on the back was brilliant! I love the smile you caught on the first image.. precious. I'm glad you all got to go with him.. he's such a lucky boy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Joyful said...

So adorable! That's a creative locomotive :-) It's awesome that little Buddy said he wanted to be a train. Usually the little guys want to be the conductor. I'm sure he had a lot of fun.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hey Little Buddy - you are a great train (and I know you are a boy too) - nice bright headlight too. I think you made LOTS of Halloween trick and treat people very happy.
Hugs.
Joy

rue said...

Our first year in the US, the kids loved wearing their costumes to school. I loved getting up half an hour early for face paint slightly less but they looked cute and couldn't wait to get to school.

rue said...

I didn't hand make costumes though !

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Best little train I've ever seen! Little B always makes my day better. You did a great job on his costume! I love the hat....and that SMILE is infectious. He is so darn cute!!

Vera said...

Awesome costume! He was a train#!

Lisa said...

Buddy looks great in his train costume! I love it! he looks so happy and like he had fun on Halloween. Too bad they did not have anything for Halloween at his school. I remember when I was in elementary school I loved to dress up and we'd have a Halloween assembly and I'd look at all the costumes and we'd get candy from the teachers. It was so much fun! looks like Buddy had a lot of fun and nice his family came for Halloween. Have a good weekend!

Pradeepa said...

What an adorable train! Sounds like he had a great time. You did a wonderful job!

Araignee said...

That is one brilliant costume!!! I am in awe....

Blondie's Journal said...

He just melts me, Mere! He looked so smart in his costume, and that smile!!!

Why the heck doesn't his school allow costumes? Insane! Give the kids a break!

It is fun for the kids to come to the homes they've only seen in passing. It's terrible, most of the homes here in the city have a good 6 steps to the porch. The poor little girls in their princess costumes looked so disheveled (the price of being beautiful and stylish, I guess)!!! I ended up sitting on the porch with my bowl of candy to hand to these brave little kids (45 degrees!).

Jane

Sigrid Swinnen said...

What a handsome train!!

Jo said...

Awww, this post has made me smile today. I think Little Buddy is the cutest train I've ever seen.

Amy at love made my home said...

Fabulous!!! Buddy thinks he can because he knows he can and he shows that all the time doesn't he! He is a wonderful little boy and you are a wonderful Mom too. So glad you all had a great family time being part of the train's train!

Christina said...

Awwww, so sweet. Being a train sounds like fun, must try it myself. What a shame about school though! Our school doesn't allow masks and - oddly - dinosaur costumes. Apparently children are easily frightened. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Just had to stop by!
Wonderful to see your photo's here ... fabulous.

All the best Jan

Bridget said...

What a great costume! It's clear he had a good time, which is what really matters.

I wish people would stop getting so worked up against Halloween. Sigh.

Delighted Hands said...

What a great engineer!!!
Sounds like a wonderful time for one and all!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

he makes a fabulous train!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is the cutest costume! Little Buddy looks like the best train ever! What fun he had and I can just imagine all the smiles he received! Hugs!

bittenbyknittin said...

OMGoodness! How cute is that! How great that mom is crafty, too!

Chy said...

What a great costume! He looks like he was having a great time! X Chy

Lorrie said...

What a fantastic train! I'm glad Little Buddy had a good time trick or treating. Schools here vary on allowing costumes.

Olga Poltava said...

That's a great costume! And great photos! He looks so happy. What a wonderful job you've done!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Well, he certainly did make a very believable train. :) When my oldest boy was little, I started collecting all things trains for him and he had a conductor hat, too. I think I liked it all more than him because he grew out of the train phase quicker than I would have liked.

Anonymous said...

What a handsome train conductor. That train is first-rate.
Marilyn

Gracie Saylor said...

Mere, you are on par with my dear excellent mother who made costumes for me so that I could be everything from a pumpkin to a martian! I'm so glad you and yours had fun together. Little Buddy makes a wonderful little engine that could and is succeeding on his very challenging tracks! xx

Becky L. said...

Buddy Train is quite nice! I'm glad he had a good time ringing door bells! I like the light idea....really bright one for sure! Hugs to him and you as well from chilly Oregon!

linda said...

He's the best looking train I've ever seen! what a fantastic costume, I'm glad he had such a great time. Have a lovely weekend Meredith. :) xx

kathy b said...

The most Joyous face on that Lil Buddy!!!!!! I hope you sent to walgreens and get a big 8 by 10 of it to keep forever. I find ordering prints through them so fast and easy. Thank you for sharing the Trick or Treat Boy joy...and did you borrow his candy?

Crafty in the Med said...

A very smart train driver!!! The light is a brilliant idea!

keep well

Amanda xx

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Absolutely fantastic costume! I love it so much! And what a grin from Little Buddy - adorable.

Hoping you are well and are enjoying your weekend,
Andrea

Melanie said...

You are so creative with making that costume! Great job, mama. LB is just so darling. I'm so glad he had a wonderful time trick-or-treating and being a train. :-)

Anita said...

Lol...the things we do for our children!!! I'm glad you could grant Buddy his wish and turn him into a train. When my oldest son was little he was so upset that I didn't name him 'Nike'!!!! lol Halloween sounds like it was a fun time for you and the best bit....ringing the door bells. I'm laughing with you not at you. lol. xxxx

handmade by amalia said...

I once met a little boy who was a ship but Little Buddy is the first train I've ever met. Adorable.
Amalia
xo

Lee said...

what a very Happy lil Fella your Buddy is.That Train Costume is Awesome so glad he had a good time.huggles xx

Dee said...

Oh my gosh ... is Little Buddy the cutest train EVER and kudos to you for such creativity!!!

Jodiebodie said...

That is the most perfect costume. I love the metallic streamers - once he gets up a head of steam, I can see the streamers flapping, like the steam from the locomotive boiler streaming back over the train as it speeds along.

The angle at the front of LB's walking frame remind me of the old fashioned cowcatchers of steam locomotives. You've done a fabulous job with the train costume (I can hear the railway purists in my family saying that it really is a locomotive costume and it won't be a train until there are some carriages hitched to the loco!) As long as LB is happy, that's what matters.

Our kids don't dress up for Hallowe'en at school but we do have "book week" where school children go to school dressed up as their favourite literary characters. It is interesting to see how the children will sometimes blur tv and film characters with book characters. A sign of the times? Many schools in South Australia celebrate "Harmony Day" and the children celebrate multiculturalism by dressing up in the traditional costumes of their ethnic backgrounds and share recipes from different cultures. Then, there are sports days where children wear their house colours and in the winter, there is often a day to raise money for charity "Show your colours" Kids pay a small coin donation to wear the colours of their favourite sports teams.

Kids need fun days like that at school. How sad that some schools in your area no longer keep a dress-up tradition.