Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cystic Fibrosis Boo Bash


Can you guess the boy? First pick is Oscar, second is Sam. This was Sam's costume when he was one and a half, and Oscar's when he was one and a half. It had to be shortened for Oscar, but he was fortunately able to wear it last night to the Cystic Fibrosis Boo Bash. The best part of this costume, is the tail. Just long enough where it hits the ground and bounces as the child runs or moves.

Twice, O was chasing his tail, so funny. And one girl guessed Sam's costume correctly. Again, he wore last year's costume. I can't be expected to make two costumes two weeks prior to Halloween! I am more of the 29th kind of girl. I was hoping to start the base this weekend. They both want to be the same thing, so that is kind of exciting. I don't allow commercial heroes or anything that is plastic yet intended to look like fabric. I want to let their imaginations work and come up with something they think is neat, hence Sam's costume last year. His idea. Completely. Have you guessed yet?

Growing up, my parent's made our costumes. We always had great costumes. It was one time in life where I felt like I was in with the in-crowd. Being someone else, in an impeccable, well crafted way beat that plastic super hero every time. My parent's also liked making us a set...mouse and cheese or Princess Leia, Darth Vader and a Jawa. I was also once a baby bottle. And don't imagine anything easy...this was foam core and pantyhose wonder. I have no idea how I even got to school with that thing.

Oh, and after three years of the Monkey Costume...we finally got first place in the costume contest last night. It was pretty fun. Oscar was crying and tired, so it was a quick acceptance, but nice. We gave the ribbon to Sam, since it really was his costume first. But, shouldn't it have been for me???

And Sam last year...
Was a Slug.

This year...you will have to wait and see.

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.


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3 comments:

  1. How precious! I love the costume, too. I want to see the TAIL!!!! LOL Carrie, you are truly blessed.

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  2. Adorable, both of them! Cystic Fibrosis is something very near & dear to my heart, too, as I had a very good friend die from CF when she was 18, and I babysat for a little boy with CF for almost 2 years. Maybe I'll join you for next year's Boo Bash? I probably wouldn't have a costume ready that early, either. I have to work on Aidan's costume today- he's being Link, from The Legend of Zelda. Homemade costume... wish me luck!

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  3. that is a great little monkey costume! I wish my daughter would let me make hers. She thinks she will look goofy if I make them. boo hoo, i am sad.

    But since I don't get to make hers, I just make mom and dads every year. A few years ago we were Dora and Boots. OH THEY WERE GREAT! I will send a pic if I can find one.

    and congrats to you for the first place costume mom! :)

    this year my hubby is going as the Traveling Gnome from the commercials. it is great!

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