Trigg really wanted to be Dusty Crophopper for Halloween, well, at least Dusty's pilot. I love a challenge, so I got to work. For those not familiar with Disney's movie Planes, here is a picture of Dusty Crophopper.
I started with a box, I taped in shut and cut holes for Trigg to fit through. Then I modified the back to look like a planes tail and rudder.
Next I added some wings...
and then had Trigg give it a test run to see if we were headed down the right path.
Next I added orange, white and blue tape. Made a propeller for the front...
With such a wing span, Trigg couldn't "fly" inside very well so we had another test flight out in the driveway.
Lastly, I added the "7" to the wings and to the tail. Heather found this great pilots hat, with goggles to complete the outfit!
And we flew around our neighborhood gathering way too much candy!
Fall is in full swing and we are loving it! It is my favorite season, the colors, the cooler temperatures, the crunchy leaves, I love it all! Heather has our house decorated for fall, so let's take a little tour.
The tree in our front yard is looking awesome right now, green to bright red!
We made these pumpkins out of 4x4 posts and then some white and orange paint and added some sticks for stems.
Our chalkboard sign got an orange pumpkin...and that went up on the mantel
Ta da...our fall inspired mantel.
I also built a frame out of pallet wood and painted a leaf on some burlap
Close up of those wood pumpkins
Heather saw a wreath like this on Pinterest and made her own for our front door...it turned out great!
Our mums are starting to pop and we got two pumpkins ready for carving jack-o-lanterns!
And that's the tour! Next thing you know, we will be getting out the Christmas decorations!
Birthday's are a big deal in our house, we love to celebrate birthday's and make the day awesome! We also have a standing rule that we don't work on birthday's, so we all took the day off to celebrate Trigg's birthday!
We wanted to surprise Trigg, so we rigged up a bunch of balloons...
to fall when he opened his door in the morning!
He loved it and has been playing with the balloons since!
Trigg requested Casey's donuts for breakfast
3 candles for this 3 year old!
After breakfast, Trigg and I headed to SkyZone for Toddler Time!
We were 2 of 15 people there and had a blast jumping on the trampolines!
We stopped at Chick-Fil-A for lunch and then Heather and Trigg ran some errands in the afternoon to get Trigg's cake topper for his party (Dusty Crophopper!).
We had a "plane" themed party, complete with our own pilot!
Heather did an awesome job planning and preparing the party. It looked great!
All set up and ready for the party
The tables had cloud place mats with airplane center pieces.
The birthday boy!
Our "in flight" meal
Sign for "Check-In, Arrivals & Departures"
Trigg loves story time, so we read the book "Planes Fly"
Followed by a game...pin the propeller on the plane!
We got some pretty close...and some no where near the mark!
Behind that sliding barn door was a powder bathroom that was in need of some updating, so that's what we did. Heather found an inspiration photo on Pinterest, so I ran with it!
I usually get really excited at the start of projects and forget to take "before" photos, it happened again with this project, I already started pulling down the lighthouse wallpaper when Heather reminded me "did you take photos?"
So these are my two before photos. There was green and maroon light house wallpaper boarder and a sponge paint effect on the walls...
Here is the old light fixture and vanity...(mirror already removed). Step 1...remove everything
Step 2...replace with new stuff: additional sub floor
...and piece in new floor.
Next, add "planks" to the wall and a barn light fixture. We found this light on Amazon.