Monkey Baby

We went to a little Halloween party on Saturday evening which gave us an excellent excuse to stuff Ella into her costume early.

I was planning to make her a costume, but then I was at Old Navy and this costume was $4.67 and. . . I just bought it. I do not regret this in the slightest.

Also, when I’ve tried it on her before, she won’t keep the hood or mitts on for very long, but it was quite chilly on Saturday night and she wore it for nearly two hours without complaint (and Landen took all the pictures; I am very grateful).


The house next to the one we were at had two dogs, which meant Ella spent the entire night calling out for us to take her over to look over or through the fence.

“Da? Da?”

Finally where she can see the dogs
With Adam, who is one of Ella’s favorite people in the entire world
This little facial expression kills me

Halloween as an adult with a child is SO much better than being an adult without a child because I get harassed about not dressing up much less. And really, that is a Halloween blessing.

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  • Reply Karina October 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm


  • Reply RA October 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Cute cute! I was at ON on Saturday and thought of you when I saw the cheap costumes. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of it!

    But even more, I love that Ella loves dogs. Have I mentioned that Westies are a great breed? (They so are!)

  • Reply Grace Marie October 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    oh my goodness. SO cute. and um…even cuter at that price!

    I'm a horrible mom because I'm kind of happy I had bebe #2 yesterday…don't have to hear grief for not dressing our one year old up and taking her out.


  • Reply Mrs. Doolittle October 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love it! Take my word for it, making the Halloween costume is fun, but usually not the cheaper way to go. I was often shocked when I heard the final total. How about the Cinderella costume that cost me $200? Of course, she was a senior in high school at the time (they had a masquerade ball), so much more fabric than it would take for your Ella.
    The monkey and monkey faces are adorable!

  • Reply Lisa October 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Oh look at her! I love the little rear stuck out to look through the fence.

  • Reply Erica October 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Adorable! Buying that costume for $4.67 was definitely worth it.

    North Meets South

  • Reply October 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    So cute!!!

  • Reply Merrick October 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    She looks so adorable in that little monkey suit!

    And Adam looks different to me…I think he might have gotten a haircut.

  • Reply Elsha October 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    On sale Old Navy costumes are the best. Also, that might be the cutest monkey I've ever seen.

  • Reply megan October 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I love that monkey costume. We have one too that has lasted through 4 Halloween wears and many dress up times, with more use still to come. It's well worth the money. Plus, now Old Navy stocks tons of costumes so they don't run out so easily before they go for cheap. Happy Halloween!

  • Reply McKinley {Haolepinos} October 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! Only $4 that is pretty spectacular. She maybe the cutest little monkey I ever did see. Her eyes are amazing!!! Seriously, she is so darling!

  • Reply Sherry October 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    One thing that I love about this costume is how warm it is. Which means we may or may not use it as an outfit to wear when we go on walks or other outdoorsy activities in the cold. Does it matter that is a Halloween costume? No. Any excuse to dress up a toddler as a monkey is a good excuse.

  • Reply emandtrev October 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    SO cute! I especially love the one of her peeking through the fence. She is so darling.

    I agree that $4.67 is a killer deal for Halloween costumes! I ran into ON after I heard about the sale, but the costumes were gone. Boo! I did score the cupcake one when it was around $10, but couldn't find the receipt to try to have them do a price adjustment. Sad!

  • Reply Emily Kate October 31, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Adooorable! She has the sweetest little face. Monkey costumes always look cute on babies. Always. Addie was pumpkin and a penguin (on different days) last year for Halloween because I got both of them on clearance when I was pregnant for $7 total. I must say, the cheapness did in fact make them cuter to me.

  • Reply Packrat October 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Just adorable. 🙂

  • Reply Stacy November 1, 2011 at 2:49 am

    We had an Old Navy monkey at our house two years ago. The costume's still hanging in the closet.

    And your little girl is just adorable.

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