I'm seems I'm behind in most of my duties and projects lately, and blogging is no exception.
Let's stop wasting more time and move on already.
Fiona was everyone's favorite burlesque ladybug, which has made appearances on Bella and Mia in years past. The racy features are much cuter and more prominent when she is not wearing a turtleneck, but since Halloween fell in late October this year we tried to keep her warm. You'll have to use your imagination.
Gasp-the same costume! How embarrassing.
Bella was the 'BellaBot 2010', as designed by Timm and I. I'm pleased she was excited about the robot, since I devised the plan last year. Her friend Naomi below, was mystified when she rattled off the list of Bella's possible costumes, none of which were correct. I think she went through princess, fairy, and mermaid before she was out of ideas as if to say, what else is there for a 5-year old girl? Certainly not a robot.
Not just any robot- We went to the typical box of hard drives, motherboards and electrical parts that everyone keeps in the garage and got to work. A little hot glue and we're set, complete with knobs that really turn. Her arms were effectively immobilised encased in the dryer hose, so we cut a door into the front of the box. We inserted a key dangling from it, and affixed a pillowcase to the interior where people would drop her candy. She adopted a speech she promptly delivered at every candy donor: "Trick or Treat. Please put the candy in my door. Thank you." People kept saying "Her arms aren't really in there, are they?" which made me wonder where they thought her hands were coming from. In their defense, the arms are hanging at a very unnatural angle.
It was a big hit, what can I say?