With Halloween a mere week away, I think I’ve got almost all of the parts and pieces of Princess Nagger’s Halloween costume pulled together. I had to buy some red trim to add to the black zippered hoodie I picked up for her, so it would look official, and I’m waiting for the brown haired wavy wig to arrive so I can pre-braid it and have it ready to go on Halloween. Then she will go as:
I got the official outer jacket that will go over the soon-to-be-modified black hoodie that will be worn over a black T-shirt, plus I picked up khaki/military pants, a pair of boots (that I need to get different shoelaces for, since they came with sparkly hot pink laces – not quite the look PN is going for).
I still need to spray paint her bow and arrow set with silver paint, which I’ll be able to do over the next couple of days since Mother Nature is giving us another heatwave. I had planned to lay everything out and take a picture but ran out of time – so I’ll share that next week.
I think I have her talked into getting use out of her ‘costume’ at least three times – Halloween, her birthday next year, and in March when her school has their annual “Dress Up As Your Favorite Book Character” day. She’s writing her own book right now – about her newest creation, the Draco Bird.
She wants to get the book finished by March so she can show it to the teacher to justify dressing up as a Draco Bird for Book Character Day. I’m not sure if this is the Draco Bird, or one of the characters that she drew:
I have just been informed by Princess Nagger the picture above is not the Draco Bird, just another bird living in the same era. While I love that she’s proactively creative, I was not relishing the idea of having to create a costume for her to wear – especially since her imaginative Draco Bird is quite specific in detail. I think I have her convinced to dress up as Katniss so she can get several uses out of the outfit that wasn’t easy – or cheap – to put together.
Speaking of creative imagination, she was brainstorming ideas on what theme to have for her birthday party this year. First she wanted to do a Hunger Games themed party, but I’m pretty sure the moms of 9 and 10 year olds wouldn’t be all that thrilled to have their kids participate in a party where they’d be chasing each other all around the back yard trying to pretend kill each other. Ahem.
I persuaded Princess Nagger to wait at least until next year, when we’ll hopefully be back in the Pacific Northwest where we can delegate the woodsy area in my parents’ backyard as the forest for them to run around in and try not to go crazy. Plus I figure that stalling for a year would be wise, especially since she’ll change her mind several times between now and then.
Once Hunger Games was off the table, she then wanted to do a Soul Eater theme, but since no one is really familiar with the Japanese anime, I talked her out of it. I wouldn’t have a clue where to start on decorations, goody bags, cake and party games. When we were perusing the party supply sites, she changed her mind and decided she’d finally do an Angry Birds party like she had thought to do last year, before her party was sidelined by sickness.
And, in her normal change-her-mind-every-minute mode, she decided she’d much rather have a Warrior Cats party instead. Her favorite Warrior Cat character is Scourge, who even has a book of his own:
Luckily I hadn’t ordered anything for the party yet, even though I’m usually pre-planning these events at least six months in advance to spread out the expense and stress a little. So now I have to come up with some creative ways to do this party, since there are no ready-made Warrior Cats birthday party supplies like there are for Angry Birds. I thought about doing a combination Warrior Cats and Angry Birds birthday party:
I only have 3-1/2 weeks to pull it off. I’ll keep you posted.
And now for a Body by Vi update…
Week two was a wash – still enjoying the smoothies and sticking with it, though no pounds decided to escape the confines of my skin, but I was feeling under the weather last week so I was much more sedentary than the week before. I’m happy that in spite of the less active mode pounds didn’t decide to join forces and add to the mix, I’d rather lose than gain but if it’s not the former, at least no change is good. I suspect I’ll see more progress with my check-in next week, as I intend to be movin’ and groovin’ more this week. Stay tuned.
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