My little sweetie chose to be Amelia Earhart.
She read books about Amelia, did some web research on Amelia (thank you, Wikipedia), and last weekend our family watched the movie Amelia.
[The movie was pretty good, but we had to fast forward through a few parts that were "inappropriate" for kids. Inappropriate is Abbey's favorite word of late and she's found many ways to insert it into conversation which completely cracks me up. She told me the other day that my jeans were inappropriate without a belt.]
Back to the project...
It involved a costume. I know you're not keeping count, but I sure am and this was the FOURTH costume that was required of my second grader this year. One, two, three, four.
I believe I've shared with y'all (ad nauseum) that I'm challenged in the costume department.
I hate stress more than I hate coming up with costumes though so I started looking for some Amelia Earhart garb almost as soon as I got the teacher memo. I had no luck at the thrift stores (though I did find something else that I'm excited share with you soon!) so I started searching online.
I bought the aviator hat, scarf, and goggles for $8.99 on Amazon and that was the best $8.99 I've spent in a long time.
We had a last minute crisis with the leather jacket I'd arranged to borrow, but John found this one (at Goodwill) and saved the day.
So, meet our little Amelia Earhart.
Whew, am I glad that project is over! I asked her teacher (begged her, really) to assure me we were finished with second grade projects for awhile. She sorta laughed. Hopefully we ARE finished with costumes though.
BTW, I did have a brilliant costume plan at the beginning of second grade. I wanted Abbey to be an Indian (I should probably be politically correct and say "Native American") for Halloween. She could then re-use the costume for the Thanksgiving play. And she could keep re-using it and be Tiger Lilly from Peter Pan for Fairy Tale day, and Sacajawea for Famous American Day. Brilliant, eh? Except she looked at the Indian costume I wanted to make for Halloween and burst into tears saying it wasn't "pretty enough". Shot my plan to pieces. Sigh.
I promise I have two other children that I take pictures of. Seems all I've posted lately are pics of Abbey. I need to remedy that soon (because I have a middle child who keeps count of stuff like that!)
Oh, and one more thing. Marie Curie was granted honorary citizenship yesterday (I guess) because she was one of the presenters at Famous Americans Day. Maybe it's just me, but I sure thought she was Polish.
Happy Thursday to you!