Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[photos] The Monster March

After her Grand Day Out Saturday, the_child had a big day Sunday as well. In the morning we rounded up lillypond and the Niece to go geocaching. We stuck to the 97222 area code and the vicinity of Nuevo Rancho Lake. For one, I was testing the GPS features of my Nokia 800. For another, it seemed meet to have a gentle restart to our long-neglected geocaching adventures.

We went 4-2-1 for the day. Found four caches, couldn' find two, and one was inaccessible for searching. The kids loved the fun of treasure hunting.

We also made it for lunch at Swagat, an Indian restaurant recommended by deedop. That was tasty and fun.

In the afternoon, we met up with tillyjane and all five went to the Monster March. This is a kids' costume parade in the Sellwood neighborhood, complete with fire truck, marching bands, police escort and two or three thousand children, parents, dogs and spectators.

the_child had designed her own costume, a simple but effective ghost. She wore her skateboarding helmet to enlarge her head, then draped a dark blue silk sheer over it which pinned underneath her arms. (tillyjane worked out the pinning because the sheer slipped without it.) She then draped several yards of white cotton fabric over her head with cartoon ghost eyeholes cut out. The helmet made the ghost's head very large and round, and all but eliminated her shoulders. She could see out through the sheer just fine, but the eyeholes were completely dark from the outside. Plus it was cute as all get out.

The Niece went as Princess Pecto, and was quite cute her own, inimitable way as well.

A few photos of the Monster March itself.:


As usual, more at the Flickr set. Lots more, in this case.
Tags: child, photos, portland
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