For years we have walked right by the ‘Build Your Own LIGHTSABER’ stations at Disneyland. Gigi admired them; Jude adored them. But they were costly and we wanted him/them to be a little older before we sprung that much for a plastic saber.

So while he saved his money all winter and spring he talked about the light saber that he was going to build. We knew this was the year, so before we ever even stepped foot in California he was very excited!!

So imagine his absolute joy this morning that as we were exiting Star Tours he spied the lightsaber building center. He went to town and thrilled at making his fully retractable, sound enhanced (oh, yes, it makes that voom voom noise) and LIGHT-UP lightsaber.

Bradley and I know it’s not the be all end all lightsaber, that it will likely be disassembled and lost shortly after returning home. But I’m telling you, my son was the man leaving that store with his duel sided red and green saber! And everyone knew it. Men and boys alike saw his and wanted their own. Even the men reading this now want to build one. It’s ok to admit it… 20120720-152319.jpg

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…