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May 6 - Mother's Day Crafting

I'm writing this a bit late in case my wife read it early... I didn't want to ruin the surprise. But now that Mother's Day has come and gone, let's talk about what we made! 

As you may recall, the past few days we were designing and making our own superhero costumes. Well, part of the reasoning behind that was that I wanted to let my wife know that she's my hero, and all she's doing to keep our family safe and cared for is appreciated. So I wanted to make a hero shirt for her as well. First step was designing the card: 

Longtime readers of the blog know how important swans are to us. I was pretty happy with how the Superman S could become a swan, I haven't seen that before.  

Longtime readers of the blog know how important swans are to us. I was pretty happy with how the Superman S could become a swan, I haven't seen that before.  

While I did that, the kids worked on their own versions of Mommy as a superhero, Zephyr using markers:

Zephyr also drew my mom and grandma on cards we made for them. 

Zephyr also drew my mom and grandma on cards we made for them. 

And Lyric worked on his with watercolors: 

That's him as Robin with Mommy as a superhero. You might have to squint to see it, but it's there.  

That's him as Robin with Mommy as a superhero. You might have to squint to see it, but it's there.  

Then I cut out the pattern and sewed it to a shirt I got at American Apparel. 

Okay, I got help with the sewing from my grandmother... Thanks Grandma Noonie! 

Okay, I got help with the sewing from my grandmother... Thanks Grandma Noonie! 

I'm not expecting my wife to wear the shirt out so much, but now she can join the club and play with the kids when they put on their own superhero shirts. And isn't reinforcing the bond between a mother and her sons what Mother's Day is all about? 

The correct answer, as it turns out, is "no". Mother's Day is also about getting the moms in your life flowers. Fortunately last weekend, Zephyr found a swan vase at an estate sale he went to with his Mumsie, so we went out and got an orchid for it.  

Smooth dude.  

Smooth dude.  

A fairly successful Mother's Day, I think. Hopefully the creative effort behind it makes it that much more special...