Yes, that is my baby as a bee and me as a beekeeper. I have to tell you, I’m pretty proud of this one. Another family in town threw a Halloween party last weekend, and in an effort to encourage the parents to dress up, declared that there would be an adult costume contest. I’ll admit, at first I rolled my eyes. One more thing to do this month, I thought. But then my husband got right to work on his costume (Thor), and I saw how excited our older kids were about us participating. So I decided I’d be a good sport and dress up.
Since I didn’t have a costume for the baby yet, I got this idea that we could go as a couple. I knew the party would be held largely in my friend’s backyard, which meant having the baby in my Ergo carrier. I decided I didn’t want to try to stuff my baby in a bulky costume and then shove him in the carrier, so I wanted to actually costume the carrier, not my baby. After some brainstorming with my husband, he came up with the idea of bee/beekeeper where I could just wrap the Ergo with a bee striped blanket and add a bee hat on the babe. I ordered my cute beekeeper hat online and added a Tyvek safety suit. Perfect and oh so comfortable!
And voilÝ ! My baby happily napped and socialized from his perch during the whole party. He was very warm and snuggly as the temperature turned cold. And an added bonus? That Tyvek suit is completely spit-up proof! I know I’m going to treasure this photo for years to come.
Photo credit: Claire Goss