Friday, April 26, 2013

Y3 Week 34: Braveheart

It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.  
-William Wallace in Braveheart
 "Every man dies, not every man really lives."
-William Wallace in Braveheart
Special Guests--visiting cousins!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Y3 Week 33: Pharaoh

Pharaoh, he was a powerful man
With the ancient world in the palm of his hand
To all intents and purposes he
Was Egypt with a capital E
Whatever he did he was showered with praise
If he cracked a joke then you chortled for days
No-one had rights or a vote but the king
In fact you might say he was fairly right-wing
When Pharaoh's around, then you get down on the ground
If you ever find yourself near Rameses -- get down on your knees

--"Pharoah Story" from Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy 18th Birthday, Rain!

In celebration of Rain's life (and 18th birthday!), we share with you his prom photos from last weekend. He and his date (Emma) attended their Senior Prom in true duct tape style. Dad had no (direct) influence on this project; we give Emma all the credit with creative input and labor from Rain.
Rain's waving back as Rikki photo-bombs. :)
For those of you unfamiliar with Duct Tape prom attire--it's based on contest rules, with a scholarships sponsored by the Duck Brand duct tape ( Emma's dress and handbag are made entirely from duct tape. Rain used a suit and vest as framework, then completely covered and trimmed in duct tape. The only visible non-duct tape portion is his white tux shirt.
Yes, they were the only ones at their prom wearing duct tape.
Even the corsages were tape

The vest was solid silver with large blue stripes (on the front) to make the silver appear as pin-stripes
Love the gold highlights and zipper.
And my video tribute, originally created for Rain's 16th birthday:

Thursday, April 11, 2013