One week until our little band makes it to competition! Yay! There is light at the end of this tunnel!
During crunch time, we've had our DI team come over several nights each week to finish preparing for their big day. They have been busy painting backdrops for the performance and constructing a unicorn.
The boys worked hard at painting the village Sarah sketched onto a bed sheet:
The girls labored over the finishing touches of CandyLand. Again. We've working on it for WEEKS. Why? Cause we wanted to be original and took the pointillism approach to paint it exclusively with thumbprints. Sigh. It seemed like such a good idea at the beginning... but over 100 hours of work later, we no longer thought so. It took weeks to finish this one backdrop, and it's not even worth very many points.
Ah well. At least it looks cool. And -who knows?- maybe the judges will love it and grant the award for extra creativity.
We also worked on gluing together a unicorn costume for Matthew. Here is the beginning stage of the costume:
Oh- did I mention what date we did this crafty meeting?
It was Valentine's Day.
Forget candlelight dinners or roses for me when competition looms.
Instead, I was given giggles and hugs from these darlins: