Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Star Wars and a Surprise Project

For goodness sakes... we have a Star Wars fan in our house.

Little Baby Bee has a friend at daycare whose whole family loves Star Wars.  She told me she wants to be a "white trooper" (also known as a storm trooper) for Halloween.

The costume arrived in the mail and I cannot get it off of her.  She wears it for breakfast, to nap in, to play in.  NO - she does not wear it to Sunday School... but she would if she could.

She talks to anyone and everyone about Star Wars.  It is all consuming!!!

If you didn't hear, October 5 was Star Wars Reads Day.  Our local library held an event and we went, not knowing what to expect.

We had a BLAST!!!!

There was plenty for the kids to do.

Vintage figurines.  Oh - I soooooooo remember these guys.
When we first arrived we met a very life-like R2-D2.  I mean... this was practically the real deal folks. 

Bro and his Chewbacca puppet.

Then, we relaxed, played some games, made an origami Yoda, and read some books.

Finally, the storm troopers and Darth Vader arrived.  At first, Bee wanted me to hold her for the pics.   

But, then she found the courage to face Dark Vader alone!

I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun Bee had taking pictures and visiting with the characters.  She was literally star struck!   

She refused to leave the library and threw a fit like I was dragging her out of Disney World.  On the way out the door, Darth Vader stopped to shake her hand.  She asked me to hold her so she could get closer to his face.  When she got close, he gave her a high five and then said (in a real Darth Vader voice) "The force is strong with this one."

WHAT????  She lifted her face mask and gave him the biggest smile I have ever seen.  She was speechless!

What a great event and we will definitely be sure to go back next year!

When we got home, I found Dear Husband in the back yard building an ice rink with a tiller.  What is he doing?  You'll never guess.  Stay tuned!

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