We're getting close to celebrating our first Shichi-go-san with Owen!
Yeah, that budget didn't last long!
At the sale, the boys section was much smaller than the selection of kimonos and accessories for girls (this always seems to be the way with boys clothing). And in my ignorance, I thought Owen would only need the hakama pants and the haori jacket. I did not know the hakama are worn over a full kimono and I forgot to factor in zori sandles and tabi socks too.
All total, I think we spent about $150. Eep!! But he's so flippin adorable, totally worth it!
|Owen in his kimono|
The ladies at the sale also said the sleeves on the haori are adjustable. We can let out stitching on the shoulders as his arms grow longer. I think he might need new hakama as he gets taller, but we can pass them down when Isaac turns 3.
Now on to the second half of the puzzle: figuring out the schedule of events at the Futenma shrine...