Friday, February 15, 2008

Humpty Dumpty



Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

WAIT! That's not how the story goes!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Humpty Dumpty jumped up and shouted "AMEN!
God can put me together again."

Today, the pre-k classes performed in chapel for the elementary, junior high and high school kids. As you can see from the picture, Nathan was Humpty Dumpty, and he did great. He did everything he was supposed to do and even hammed it up a little for the crowd. I am trying my best to get the video uploaded in a format that I can post on here, so hopefully, you can see it for yourself soon.

Once again I found myself making a costume during a crazy week. As homeroom mom, I was responsible for planning Nathan's class party for Valentine's day. I made phone calls, picked up pizza, put together goody bags, made sugar cookies and all the stuff that has to be done for a party for 23 four and five year olds. I also had to make chocolate covered strawberries for David's class party. We had a service night in place of home Bible study, and I made a bunch of cookies for that too. Add in work and some family time, and it was already a pretty busy week.

To top it all off, I am not much of a seamstress, and I was scared to death of what Humpty Dumpty was going to look like. I sort of worked out a pattern on newspaper using a shirt and a pair of pants and then started cutting out Humpty. I can't sew real straight, and Humpty is not the most symmetrical egg. If you look too close, you will see MANY mistakes, but it worked and made Nathan happy.

Even though I am not the best at sewing, I will admit that I have really enjoyed being able to make the Humpty Dumpty costume for Nathan and the indian costume for David. The costumes had a lot of flaws, but both boys have been so grateful that I took the time to make something for them. They proudly wore their costumes and told everyone that their mom made it for them. I am realistic enough to know that they won't always want me involved in everything in their lives and that at some point, they will be embarassed by their mom's "sewing" skills. So, for now, I will cherish every moment where I can see that excitement and pride in their lives.

11 comments:

bjl said...

Nathan is the best looking Humpty Dumpty I have ever seen! GOOD JOB NATHAN. And Stacey I am so proud of you and your commitment to "Mommy duties" with the boys. You have done a great job with their costumes -- not really being a sewer -- you outdid yourself with this one. I think it's time you moved up to the better sewing machine (the Bernina) that is just sitting in my closet. Again, congrats to you and Nathan.

stace said...

I might have to figure out how to thread the machine I have before I can move on to something more complicated. Right now everything I have sewn using that machine has burgundy thread on it now. :)

In my defense, I did change the thread on the serger because I was afraid the teal thread would show through the white fabric!

Tanya said...

What a cute Humpty Dumpty. Question for you, I'd love to have you make one of those for my son for me to purchase. Please email me offline at jamesandtanyaf@gmail.com
I need it by Oct 30 in Memphis.
Thanks alot
Tanya

Melanie said...

Hi, This is a great Humpty Dumpty costume. Could you e-mail me directions on how you did it. Thanks, Melanie
lanie0822@aol.com

Micah said...

Hi! My 6 year old son is in a school program on May 14 and is supposed to be Humpty Dumpty. However, the only costumes I can find to buy are for infants...and this costume would be perfect. Could you please email me the directions to make this or do you have any to sell in a size 8 youth? Thank you so much
mbaisden1@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I am a prek teacher and this is the best costume for humpty I've seen--I think it could be adapted to fit several different size children. Did you send the other people the directions? I would love to have directions too so I can make one for our play. We use stuffed trash bags currently. JLM

Anonymous said...

My son is in a play and need a Humpty Dumpty costume, can you please e-mail me directions on how to make this costume. Thanks
lfriesen@kc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I need to make a Humpty Dumpty costume for my son. Could you please send me your pattern? afwife@suddenlink.net

Anonymous said...

I to would love directions for this costume! jmstosich@hotmail.com

Tessa Rodriguez said...

Can I get the directions on how you did this? I love it!

andrea said...

I would love the directions to this coustume dna0423@gmail.com


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