And so now - I'm the elf. My middle child, Lily Brooks (aka 'The Princess'), is now a baton twirler. On Friday night she twirled during halftime at our high school football game and then Saturday had a baton competition in Birmingham, Alabama. So after Halloween festivities Thursday evening and getting the kids ready for bed, I turned into Twirl Mom Elf.
|The Rain Stopped Just in time for home Halloween Fun!|
Here are a few of Lily Brooks's costumes that I worked on so feverishly. Fellow twirl mom and good friend S and I make a fabulous team. I take care of any sewing and she glues all of the rhinestones. The costume below was for Friday night for Lily Brooks and Little S to wear at the football game. It matches our school's colors and turned out beautifully. Best of all, Lily Brooks feels like a super star wearing them.
|Duet Outfit for twirling with her friend Little S|
|Aladdin themed dance twirl costume for competitions|
I really want Lily Brooks to enjoy traveling to competitions and make new friends with some of the other girls. To make it a little easier for her to introduce herself to some of her competitors, I make little 'Good Luck' treats for her to hand out to the other girls. She loves handing them out, it is a great ice breaker, and each time she hands them out having practice introducing herself. For this competition I used fun sized Starburst packs and made a label with 'You're a Star! Good Luck! Love, Lily Brooks' for each pack. I used Avery return address labels and they are the perfect size for a fun-sized candy treat.
|You're a Star! Good Luck Treat|
|Be Mighty Magnificent! Good Luck Treat|
|'It's CRUNCH time - You CAN do it!' Good Luck Treat|
|Proud Twirl Mom|