2012 has been a busy year for Carson! His sister Anastasia was born in January, he finished kindergarten having made good progress on his goals, especially jumping with both feet off the ground, and then spent his summer having adventures.  His favorites were a trip to Wildlife Safari in Winston Oregon and attending several county fairs and rodeos. For the first time he enjoyed carnival rides, especially bumper cars, but as much as he liked those his favorite things at the fair remained the animals. Carson loves animals and helps his grandpa on the “E-I-O” (farm) most Saturdays doing things like feeding the sheep and cows, letting the horse out for exercise, and collecting eggs from the chickens.  Knowing Carson’s love of animals it didn’t surprise us that he wanted to be one; what surprised us was how specific he was. “I be Buttercup cow.”

WHO is Buttercup? What does she look like? Does she have friends? Is she in a TV show or on a movie? We spent weeks trying to determine who this mysterious bovine could be! My mom found a book listed online about a cow who falls down and runs into things: “Buttercup the Clumsy Cow.” She showed the listing to Carson: “There she is! There’s Buttercup cow! I told you!”

Image of the bovine in question in my head I set to work cutting felt and was rewarded Halloween morning with big hugs and “Wow, I can’t believe my mind!” from my favorite trick-or-treater. He wouldn’t hold still for pictures, but I think you can see how happy he was. He did let grandma get a shot of his tail- his favorite part of the costume!

Carson trying to wiggle out of his hat

Carson is quick, are grandma and her camera quicker?Showing off his cow tailShowing off his cow tail

Showing off his cow tail

2 Responses to Carson as “Buttercup the Clumsy Cow”

  1. letty says:

    That is a cute story. It’s funny how our kids remember specific things. Not just that, but we have to think long and hard and wonder, “where did they get that from?” Good job on the costume.

  2. Heather (Frankie's mom) says:

    Great story! I just love how specific he was on what he wanted to be. And to be rewarded with such gratitude must have been priceless.

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