Friday, June 13, 2008

Here He Comes.

I'm having Mason's pictures taken in a few weeks by the wonderfully talented Michelle Coleman, and while we were conversing by email about the details she asked me if I had a Superhero cape for Mason that I could bring with me for his session. I don't have one, but her asking me reminded me about Marc always talking about having one when he was little. I asked my mother in law and sure enough:

This is Marc on Halloween in 1981, with his awesome homemade Superman costume. His mom said he wouldn't take the cape off for weeks.

And my own little Superhero, in a cape that's been borrowed from the cousins. Mason, too, loves it and wants to go everywhere with it. Trips out to the mailbox now are dangerous Superhero missions that require running and jumping and twirling.

Oh the twirling! He figured out all by himself to grab his cape on the side and spin around, pulling it up around him. It's so funny to see, so adorable, and so perfectly Mason. I half expect a big *POOF* and for him to be gone in a cloud of smoke.

Doesn't every street need their own personal Protector of Good? Don't worry neighbors, Mason has our cozy little street covered!


Also, have any of you purchased or made your own Superhero cape? Any recommendations? I have seen a few on Etsy that are cute, but not exactly what I'm looking for. I don't want cartoon or movie characters or emblems, I want a "M" and maybe a lightning bolt? I think I may just cut a pattern off the borrowed cape and make one myself. Send me pictures or links if you have any!


  1. LOL!!!! I LOVED that he learned to twirl all on his own, so classic. I wish he was guarding our neighborhood.

    I also love the rounded corners on the pictures, you are always learning something new for the blog, I love it, I am a totally copycat.

  2. Ca-ute!!! :)

    I'm actually doing a session with Michelle too! Fun stuff!! :)

    I made some capes for Brandon's last b-day party. I cut a simple cape pattern out of red polar fleece (doesn't need to be hemmed!) and added velcro to the neck part. That's it! You could simply cut out the design (M or lightning bolt or whatever) out of polarfleece and stitch on, or you could even make a design in photoshop and print on iron-on transfer paper, and do it that way. What a cute idea for a photoshoot. Love it.

  3. What a fun photoshoot that will be!

  4. I am jealous he isn't protecting my neighborhood!!

  5. Hi Erin,
    I would love to do a playdate. My email is What is yours?
    Maybe tomorrow. Send me an email and we will work out the details.

    Cheers - Rika

  6. That is ADORABLE! I love it! I can't wait to see the photos :)

  7. You might want to check out this shop on Etsy. You can order a customized one, choosing the letter and color of the letter, background and cape. I ordered one a few weeks ago, and for the price, it's a steal.



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