Monday, January 25, 2010

From the Deep...

The kids and I watched the 'Deep Seas' episode from BBC's Planet Earth series the other night. Of all the episodes, this one is their favorite. They are equally fascinated/repulsed at the seemingly bizarre creatures to be found down in the darkest depths of the sea. I thought they might have nightmares, but instead they decided to make some creatures of their own, inspired by those they will never see first hand. I present to you Sea Bug:

Made by My Favorite Girl and sewn "all by herself" on my sewing machine. These creatures, which resemble wood lice, live on the sea floor and are around a foot long. Ighh. I love that she made it truly albino with white button eyes.

My Favorite Boy was captivated by the Vampire Squid - From Hell! as David Attenborough called it. It is creepy, and I'm glad we couldn't completely replicate all it's creepiness. I love how he wanted to put the lighted bits at the bottom of the tentacles, even though I had to sew all those buttons on.

This guy isn't really creepy; in fact he has nothing to do with the movie. I just love the picture, as scenes like this are often set up around the house by My Favorite Boy. It gives me a little peak into his brain and I consider it one of those little rewards of being a Mum. I'm also happy that Orca likes pumpkin muffins too.


Pumpkin said...

ROFL! You're kids are so creative! I love that series as well. It's amazing what children pick up on. Tell them they did a fantastic job!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful creations! Whoever would have believed a sea louse could actually be cute!
Love them all and all of you.

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