Sunday, June 8, 2008

Puppets and movie night

I was asked to sew 20 puppets for Erik's class at school. They created these adorable puppets out of paper mache and a toilet paper roll, so I was basically sewing their puppets clothes. My friend cut them out and all I had to do was stitch them up. Then we headed off to school to help the kids decorate their puppet costumes. The kids did an amazing job creating and painting their puppets. I was amazed at how creative they were. (I will have to post a picture of the finished puppets later.) So now the kids begin practicing for their puppet shows. I can't wait to see the big production. By the way, Erik will be starring as the first little pig in the 3 little pigs. I thought that this would be a great project for our cub scouts as well. It would definitely take a few weeks to complete the puppets, but when they were done, they could perform a puppet show at pack meeting to fulfill some of their scouting requirements. Stay tuned for more!

Now for movie night...once a week we try to hold a family movie night usually on Friday. We rent a movie that the whole family will enjoy and of course who can watch a movie without popcorn and candy! The boys get to pick out a special treat and then we all plop down for some good, wholesome family time. This week the boys chose Alvin and the Chipmunks. (Thank goodness for $1.00 movies from Redbox.) The movie was OK, not as cute as the old cartoons that I loved when I was a kid, but the boys were laughing and just having a great time.

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