Friday, July 11, 2008


Little Elvis became a little cow for about an hour today -- we "dressed" up as cows as part of "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-A... and we all ate for free!!

See how cute my little cow is? He had no idea what we were doing.

I "crafted" (the term is used very loosely) our little costumes out of objects we had around the house, figuring that if I had to buy something then that would negate the whole "free" thing. We found out about the event at Money Saving Mom. I'm sure she would agree with that reasoning.

I glued ears and horns that I cut out of cardboard to three of my old stretchy headbands. My placement wasn't great. I realize that Little Elvis looks more like a goat than a cow, but he pulled it off.

I then cut us "spots" out of a black T-shirt from my former employer, and cut tails out of one of Bob's old socks that I had just set aside to use as a dust cloth.

The people at Chick-fil-A were great! They were so nice to us, took our picture and gave us all free meal deals. They even let me special request the books they had for kids under age three. He got a really cute book "Duck for President." It's part of the "Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type" series. We have the typing cow book and absolutely love it.

I normally embarrass very easily, but this was so much fun! We were the only cows in the jam-packed restaurant when we first got there, but several little calves came in while we were eating.

I went to change Little Elvis after his meal and encountered a "herd" of such cows. I told Little Elvis to say "hi" and one of the cows told me that he was supposed to say "Moo." Then she told me that this was "Moo-tastic!"

She was right. I cannot wait until next year. He will have so much more fun next year.

I also wanted to show off his shirt. Bob made it for him this week. It says "I'm with the band... the one man band."

Bob had a performance this morning as Stormin' Swanson the Singing Weatherman, and Little Elvis was his roadie. He did a great job.


Blogger lisa said...

I just had to click on the shirt to see it larger. Very cute!

10:21 PM  
Blogger LaskiGal said...

Elvis is awesome. He is Moo-ty-licious!!! Lame, I know . . .

He is such a doll!!!

11:02 PM  
Blogger Kellan said...

He does not look like a goat - tee hee - you did a great job on his costume and he's the most darling little cow!

Have a great weekend - Kellan

11:40 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

LOL He looks adorable. We don't have a chic-fil-a here - but I love their ads & billboards when we're down south.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

He looks adorable and you done a great job, free food is always great fun

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cow appreciation day? That is a riot. I love his little snarl in the one shot.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I'll do just about anything for free food, and your plan was adorable.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

that is pretty cool to dress up like cows and get a FREE meal! hey. I would do it too!! but then again I would dress up just for the fun of it. :) i'm with you... sometime easily embarassed, but for something cute like that, who cares! :)

I think the "costume" came out great!! :)

I love the t-shirt that Bob made for him. So cute!!!


11:06 AM  

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