Sooo we were invited to a ‘Come dressed as a movie character’ themed party. Attending any party with everyone nicely dressed is quite a challenge but a dress up party? Good thing I love dress ups…
After much discussion and debate we finally settled on Alvin, Simon and Theodore for the Big Boys, Peter from Narnia for Boy4 (who ended up refusing to wear all his outfit so it was more like Casual Peter) Superman for Boy5 (if you look carefully you may notice he is wearing his underwear on the outside, win!) and Piglet for the Baby Girl.
I was a little disappointed that Thing 1 and Thing 2 were outed… I’ll save them for next time.
And the Husband and I were Fred and Daphne from Scooby Doo. It was pointed out to us that we could have been James and the Giant Peach…I’ll save that for next time.
I wore a dress my mum used to wear in the 70’s and her tall boots with 4 inch heels. I never wear heels. Never.
The Husband wore my dad’s wedding trousers and a shirt also from the 70’s. Huge flares. Groovy.
Made these pants from a pair of mens medium sized shorts. Nearly didn’t fit… next time I’ll be using a larger size. Kept the original pockets and hems. Elastic waist for easy-ness. I have noticed my kids love elastic waist pants. Comfy and fast. Pretty cool I say. And he likes wearing them.
Made Anzac biscuits… GIANT Anzac biscuits and dairy free Anzac biscuits (used Copha in place of butter) and plain old normal Anzac biscuits too. The giant and normal ones turned out great… the dairy free not so great. I think it has to do with the bicarb soda, it really needs to fizzle well for them to turn out chewy… That was a lot of biscuits, might actually last these hungry boys a few days!
Mostly stuff me and my boys get up to while the other kids are at school... Boys are 10, 9, 8, 5 & 3. And a now introducing a new Baby Girl who arrived in August.... Jacqui, married to James, living in a house that is slightly too small on rainy days but full of fun all the time. Home educating in Australia.