Down at the Dinosaur Cafe…

….Everybody was doing fine.
Steggy was slurping his swamp juice,
while Iggy sat down to dine.

Dino Dress

So begins Tristan’s favorite bedtime story. He got the book with a dinosaur softie from Santa. The last two weeks have been dinosaur weeks in Katrina’s preschool class and today is her day to bring a dinosaur show-and-tell. She’s asked Tristan about a hundred times if she can borrow his book — which they both know by heart — and yesterday we got two Schleich dinos for her to take. Katrina has never been into dinosaurs but the idea of a dinosaur dress was particularly appealing to her. Conveniently I had bought something like 6 yard of dinosaur fabric a week ago off the remnant table at my local fabric store. No pattern, just a quick — and not perfectly executed — sew. It will probably end up in the dress-up box and eventually cut into to make something else, because Dinosaurs aren’t quite girl-y enough for her. In the meantime though, she’ll be roaring with the best of them.

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10 Responses to “Down at the Dinosaur Cafe…”


  1. 1 Sarah April 4, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Wow, how cool is that? A dino dress! What a mom you are! Where were you when I was teaching kindergarden?

    🙂 sarah

  2. 2 Anina April 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    So cute! Very appropriate for dinosaur week.

  3. 3 Liz April 4, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    She’s got the dress… now all she needs is crazy hair and a Magic School Bus and she’ll be Ms. Friz! Adorable. If Tristan loves dinosaurs, he might like the dinosaur song. Sing to the tune of Alouette:

    Allosaurus, pachycephalosaurus,
    Apatosaurua, tyrannosaurus rex.
    Stegasaurus, trachodon,
    Triceratops, pteranodon
    Dinosaurs, dinosaurs,
    Oh..oh..oh..oh..
    Repeat

  4. 4 sally April 4, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    She’s a fierce + cute dinosaur!

  5. 5 ash April 5, 2008 at 11:44 am

    What a cute dino dress! I would love one of these for myself! 🙂

  6. 6 amandajean April 5, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    it’s fabulous! and I love it with the simple white t-shirt. you are such a good mama!!!

  7. 7 amandajean April 5, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    oh, and I saw some fabulous dinosaurs in the dollar section of my Target. I was thinking of you when I saw them.

  8. 8 erin April 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    you are such a good mom.

  9. 9 Rissa November 6, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    I was just searching for a dinosaur dress for my niece…I’m a vertebrate paleontologist and she is feeling left out since I can easily find clothing for my nephews! I just have to say that this is soo cute! You did a great job!


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