Friday, 24 July 2009

Book Week at School


Ah, it's book week at school again. Another excuse to dress up in fancy dress. We do enjoy putting these outfits together! Daughter No. 1 (above) knew exactly who she wanted to be straight away - Hermoine from Harry Potter. Unfortunately her hair wasn't long enough for her liking, but she looked fabulous anyway.

Daughter No. 2 changed her mind a couple of times, but in the end, since she can't keep her head out of the Potter series for long either, decided to be Ginnie Weesley. I have no idea if this is the correct spelling as I've not actually read the books. I have seen a few of the movies though and they aren't too bad. OK, number one is really good. I have a feeling the books must be so much better than the films, as usual.

So off they went with my blouses, op shop skirts and capes, Daddy's expensive dowel wands, and horrid $1 ties! And they were very pleased with themselves. There were quite a number of HP look-a-likes at school, not surprising really.

Just had a quick browse through some old photos and came across last years efforts. Gosh children change so much over a year don't they? They really do keep loosing their young look a little bit each birthday. Here we have Cinderella in reality...

Judy Moody the traveller...

and last but not least, the Cat in the Hat!

I hope they have a good day today. It's so fun for them to do special things at school, keeps it interesting. I remember those dress-up days when I was their age. My mother always found or made something amazing for us. This is what we remember in life, the really fun times.

Well it's just started bucketing down outside so I think I may just stay put this morning. Probably should do a spot of cleaning, or sort out the masses of piles of junk in the hall. I'm not too good at getting rid of things we no longer need. I can sort out the rooms fine, but when it actually comes time to deal with the piles, I freek out.

Ok, see you all later!

7 comments:

Lululiz said...

The Cat in the Hat is fabulous! I used to love making costumes for the boys when they were little. And I do still like dressing up myself, I love fancy dress parties.

Country Nanny said...

Oh It's amazing I whish I could be a child again and go back to school to have such a funny day! The week of the book...what a great idea! I think it's a fantastic idea and a great method to make children love reading. In Italy we don't have such interesting activities :( and sometimes school is a little bit boring...
Hope your children have a funny day!
Hugs from Italy.
Elisa

Floss said...

They look great! The books are indeed WAY better than the films, and they are recorded, word for word, on CD by Stephen Fry, who reads them wonderfully. My boys have read the books but also enjoy listening to them while they decorate biscuits, make things from construction toys etc. A good activity for a rainy or over-hot afternoon!

You can tell your girls that my boys have dressed up as Malfoy and Fawkes the Phoenix, and I once went to a school book day as Professor Trelawney. Plenty of inspiration from those stories...

Annie said...

Love the dress ups - especially the cat in the hat. Our special day at school is coming up next month

Michela said...

They really look all lovely! And
Daughter no.4 is so sweet!
What a great family you have!

Country Nanny said...

Hi Sarah. There's a price for you on my blog!
Hugs,
Elisa

Manka said...

Hi, Sarah! School life must be more fun in NZ then in Hungary I think. I always find so wonderful ideas here.

Your daughters look adorable in these clothes.

lots of love .Manka