Made with Moxie: May the 4th be with you.

May 4, 2013

May the 4th be with you.

Princess Leia: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

[Pause]  [Look left.]   [Look right.]  [Leia turns off R2D2.]

Team Dorsey is celebrating Star Wars Day today. Let's be honest; it's a great excuse for the kids to wear their homemade costumes aside from Halloween. (We really need more costuming holidays.) Plus, this year Jane is old enough to tell people "May the fourth be with you."

This year Jimmy perfectly fits into last year's R2D2 costume. Jane's costume I whipped up this morning and the light sabers I made from the pool noodle that kept Jane from rolling out of bed. (Another vote for Mom of the Year. I know.)

I realize I have committed a foul and given light sabers to two characters who should not have them. To be honest, I was always pissed as a kid that Leia wasn't a secret Jedi. That is just a bunch of sexist bullshit on George Lucas' part. Plus, I suppose if she had her brains, her slave bikini and a light saber, Leia would have just defeated the damn Empire herself.

She's a natural with a light saber.

The best part of the photo shoot was that my kids have never had light sabers before. I had to pose them and show them how to hold them crossed so it looked like they were battling. After I got a few good shots I told them they could hit each other with them. Hit each other with light sabers? It was on.

I'm super stoked that the baby Yoda hat I crocheted for Jimmy is still making the rounds with my nephews and Link is rocking it with full Start Wars pride!

Yoda: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?

So have yourselves a great Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with you.

(She's got a bit of the dark side in her, too!)

After years of making everyone else costumes, I've realized I *still* don't even have a Star Wars t-shirt to wear today. Sigh. And hey, I'm taking my final anatomy lab practical this morning. I'm hoping The Force is with me, too.

[End Scene.]


  1. Thoroughly enjoying our start to Star Wars Day here at the camp reading your blog and chuckling over all the pics! You are an awesome mom!! Good luck on that A&P test... Don't get droids and deltoids confused!

  2. So adorable! :D
    They made me smile...

  3. I love the costumes. I think leia really should have had a light saber too.
    You used my favorite yoda quote (coz I'm a shorty)
    Enjoy your day. Do comic book stores do free comics on may the 4th in America?

  4. I LOVED this one! The costumes are fantastic! :)

  5. Gorgeous kids and fantastic costumes!

  6. I know this is a little late, but May 4th is my b'day. I was 3 when Epi 4 came out in 1978, but my parents took me anyway. I've been a freak for all things Star Wars my entire life and now my own 3 yr old daughter is starting to get into SW, even if it is in Angry Bird form lol. I am seriously thinking about making Leia for her and R2 for my 20 month old. They would love to beat the snot out of each other w/ lightsabers. ;)


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