Category Big Boy

Crazy Day Sale – Launceston, Tasmania

Every year our city has a Crazy Day Sale, a lot of local businesses use it to get rid of summer stock etc, I don’t often go to them as I never have any spending money, or often don’t find anything I like.

This years theme was Star Wars, and when I mentioned to my son, of course he wanted to go. A few years back he dressed up as Darth Maul for a school event, and wanted to revive the outfit.

Saturday morning arrived and we scurried around trying to get to town in time for the costume parade.

...and fight

Some cute little Darth Vaders to fight with

Look at that face

Who wants to be in the parade?

Who wants to be in the parade?

Up he goes, parading his black bed sheet, strategically placed with hair slides and a pin

Parading his costume.

I think Chewwies face was annoying him



Tiny Darth

Bobble head storm trooper

Storm Trooper

My boy was picked in the top ten to be judged for a prize.

Lining up


The look on his face when he saw the judge coming

The look on his face when he saw the judge.

Da da da dadadada

Her comes the Judge

Who will he choose?

Who will he choose

The winner is Yoda…..Chewbacca is devestated.

Not the winner but still  got a prize.

The runners up still get a prize.

The Dark Side

The Dark Side

Turning 9 and a Lego Minifigure Cake

A few weeks ago my eldest boy turned 9.  The night before he asked me to hide his presents and then jumped up early, dragging me out of bed to play “hot” or “cold” till he found them.

This year we decided against a party, but to do a fun activity and invite one friend to join us.

He chose mini golf.

Birthday Boy

Crazy Golf

Putt Putt

Got It

Glowing Fingers

We didn’t keep score but just played for fun.

After mini golf, he went off with his Aunty to pick a birthday present.

In the afternoon I decorated the birthday cake. I attempted to make a LEGO minifigure cake. I made two quantities of vanilla cake from the Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book and cooked them the day before. I found a  LEGO Minifigure template online that I used as a guide to get the right size and shape for my cake tin.

Then I made up the icing, and also bought some black icing in a tube, for the outlines of the LEGO man.

Lego Minifigure Cake

I think he turned out alright, the boy was happy so that is all that matters.
9th Birthday Presents

With all his gifts


The present he chose from his Aunty that is worth two years of birthdays, wonder if he will remember that 😉

Space Shuttle


X-Wing Star Fighter

Opens up...

And then he got another birthday cake made by Jo – check out her new cake decorating blog.

Transformers Dark of the Moon Cake