Is it just me or is this the best place to do this?
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Jack, like all kids I suppose has phases where he becomes absolutely obsessed with something like Cars 2 or Thomas the tank engine, Dinosaurs or sharks. When a friend invited him to a costume party recently he was desperate to go as his new hero Mike The Knight.
Mike is on a newish show on ABC2 and has inspired in Jack a love of all things Knightly. When my brother got Jack a light saber for his birthday he proceeded to use it as a jousting stick. So I agreed to make a Mike costume with his help and together we made armour, a shield, helmet, shoes, tunic and a sword. Blue metallic cardboard worked better than expected. I'm not sure what people did before the interweb, but when it came to the helmet I googled knights helmet from cardboard and up popped instructions including a template. Giddyup! Jack was thrilled, so much so that I feared the costume would wear out before the party. However the day of the party arrived and his costume was a hit. I had prepared him for possible armour annihilation but somehow it remained pristine. Then it turned out that there was a dress up day at preschool. true it was a disney dress up day but we bent the rules so he could be a knight again. He was the only knight amongst a sea of woodys (tehe), buzz lightyears and pirates. And the armour survived!
Posted by jetlagmama@themanor at 05:05
Sunday, 20 May 2012
We really have been busy. New baby, new kitchen, new job for S and lots of visitors or visiting because the thing about babies is that (most) people love to cuddle them. Here are some cuddlers with Sam. Luckily he'svery sociable and doesn't mind being passed around too much.
Jeannie sitting very still & upright
Amy (the baby whisperer)
Posted by jetlagmama@themanor at 22:33