Light Saber Rack

Star Wars has been big at our house for quite some time.  My mom gave each of the boys new Star Wars bedding and alarm clocks for Christmas.  I really want to covert all of the decor in their rooms to Star Wars as well but there’s not much out there beyond posters.  We have had a quiver of five light sabers propped up in the closet for a while.  They didn’t have a home and looked pretty messy.

I did a quick search of the Internet for a storage solution and came across this brilliant yet simple solution.  I showed J the picture and he got to work constructing it.  As you can see, ours is navy blue in the center with gray trim and we decided to hang it in the horizontal position rather than the vertical.  General Grievous’ light saber is so long that this was the only orientation that looked right.  The lightsaber matches Wildman’s Darth Vader and Stormtrooper comforter perfectly and looks more sophisticated than the old, cartoon animal prints that used to grace his walls!


Boo at the Zoo

J and I took the boys up to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday evening.  This is Big Red’s third year sponsoring a booth with my cousin, Auntie Jo.  Auntie Jo pulled a few strings with her zoo contacts and got us in for free this year.  Woo hoo!

Auntie Jo dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood.  I went in my witch costume from last year.

J went as a grape-Nerds-loving evil guy…

Wildman wanted to be Darth Vader this year.  Cutie Pie chose Captain Rex.  Can you tell that Star Wars is huge at our house?

Wildman used his light saber to hold his treat bag…  He almost stabbed a couple of people that way…

The carved pumpkins along the Africa trail did not disappoint.

Big Red’s haunted landscape was the best booth at the event.  I’m not just saying that because he’s my neighbor and we’re practically family.  It really was awesome!

Fun was had by all!  The boys ended up falling asleep in the car before we even made it out of the parking lot.

Star Wars Pancakes

The boys and I made pancakes last week using the Star Wars pancake molds I told you about.  I cannot stress the importance of cooking spray enough in this process.  This was my first attempt at using molds and the first couple of pancakes did not turn out so well…

It was smooth sailing once I discovered the magic releasing power of spray oil.  As you can see, Yoda had to be green.

The pancakes were huge!  I gave each of the boys two which they could not finish.  Wildman insisted on topping his with Cool Whip.  I ended up eating the boys’ leftovers as my breakfast 🙂  Yum!

Now that I know the secret of how to make Star Wars pancakes it will be fun have them for breakfast every once in a while.  They’re just tedious enough that I won’t make a habit of using them every time we make pancakes.

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