Saturday, October 06, 2007

Day Out with My Girl

First thing in the morning, Raine and I did the rounds of the malls, looking for a costume for her Ferdinand Magellan character for Portfolio Night. I still have NO idea why they cast my daughter to do a guy's part, when there were boys in her class. The only things I can think of is that Raine is mestiza, and the fact that she can memorize a lot of a lines in a short span of time probably helped her get the part!

We went to SM North, thinking that was the *main* department store. I was peeved that they had a teeny tiny area dedicated to costumes! I told a salesperson that they shouldn't be coming out with a costume magazine if they didn't have actual costumes to back them up! Grrrr!

So off we went to SM Megamall. We found this costume in kids' sizes. Thank goodness Raine fit in a medium! Otherwise, we'd be sooo out of options! The sleeves aren't as full, obviously, and they came to just above her wrists, hehehe. The bodice was black, the same as the pants. Her costume came with a multi colored sash as well. She looked pretty cute in it. She had to borrow high heeled boots from Tita Bang.....which of course she absolutely LOVED!

At least we don't have to alter anything. Tie her hair in a bun, slip her feet in the big boots, and she's good to go! :) I'll upload a photo of her when she tries it on.

Aside from the Magellan costume, Raine begged for a witch costume. I reminded her that her school had a Literacy Night, which meant she had to think of a character from a book to get her witch costume. She immediately responded that all fairy tales had a witch.....and she asked me the name of Harry Potter's friend. Hermione, I told her. She decided that she was going to be Hermione, hehehe.

The witch costume had little sprinkles of orange stars all over. We added a purple-wrapped broomstick to go with her purple halloween bucket. And Raine was a happy little girl :) We got Raegan a Girl Pirate costume. Thank goodness Raegan agreed to being a pirate.....I have been itching to use the Kate Hadfield Pirate Doodles I bought last month! Hhehehehe!

Finally, after I felt that we walked all over the place, Raine decided she was hungry and wanted McDonald's. Which was in the OTHER building at Megamall. Waaaaaah!!!! Off we went, clutching our costume finds for the day. After ordering, I collapsed on a chair and watched Raine wolf down her chicken nuggets and rice, fries and juice before I attempted to eat my QPC.

Suddenly, Raine looked up and told me, "Mama, this has been the BEST day of my life! We got costumes and we're eating at McDonald's!". Hehehe. But at those words, suddenly all the tiredness I had been feeling just melted away. Leaving me to gawk at my innocent daughter and wonder how those few words could lift my spirit. :)

Ahhhh....I can see a layout coming here: Costumes. McDonald's. Tiredness. At your daughter's words, the moment is PRICELESS.


I absolutely HAD to have Exotic Adventure, a humongo collab kit between Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Nancy Comelab and Tiff Brady. I unearthed these photos just so I could scrap them:
GIRAFFERaegan on a "safari trip" at Legoland.

Journaling reads: Giraffes are one of the world's tallest mammals. They are well known for their long necks, long legs, and spotted patterns. A giraffe's 6-foot neck weighs about 600 pounds. The legs of a giraffe are also 6 feet long. The back legs look shorter than the front legs, but they are about the same length.

Credits: kit - Exotic Adventure, a collab by Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Nancy Comelab and Tiff Brady; font - Adler, DJB Lorraine1 by Darcy Baldwin at The Digi Chick; template - modified from From My Gallery set by Janet Phillips

ZEBRARaegan and Reese on a Legoland ride.

Journaling reads: Zebras are generally thought to have white coats with black (sometimes brown) stripes. That's because if you look at most zebras, the stripes end on their bellies and toward the insides of the legs, and the rest is all white. However, some zebras are born with genetic variations that make them all black with white stripes, or mostly dark with the striped pattern only on part of their coats.

Credits: kit - Exotic Adventure, a collab by Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Nancy Comelab and Tiff Brady; circle stitches - Imperfect Stitches by Dani Mogstad; flowers - Creating Beauty by Weeds and Wildflowers; font - DJB Chere by Darcy Baldwin at The Digi Chick; template - A Little Eclectic 7 by Janet Phillips

CHEETAHRaine and Mamalyn at Legoland.

Journaling reads: The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. They run at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour Cheetahs are off the ground more than half of their running time! Cheetahs are tan in color with black spots all over their bodies.

Credits: kit - Exotic Adventure, a collab by Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Nancy Comelab and Tiff Brady; tag - by Rina Kroes; circle stitches - Imperfect Stitches by Dani Mogstad; notepaper - Taking Notes by Weeds and Wildflowers; grass - by Corina Nielsen; photo concave bend action - by Jen Caputo

LEGO MONKEYRaegan and the Monkeys of Legoland.

Journaling reads: Raegan was enthralled by the Lego bricks that formed these monkeys and the bunches of bananas.

Credits: kit - Exotic Adventure, a collab by Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Nancy Comelab and Tiff Brady; frames - Photo Duos Frame Group by Katie the Scrapbook Lady at The Digi Shoppe; dark green leaves - by Mermaid's Haven; light green leaves - by Kim De Smet; sequins - Fancy Sequin Accents by Chere Edwards; font - DJB Lindy by Darcy Baldwin at The Digi Chick


1 comment:

Elizza said...

AWESOME layouts!:D