Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Day in the Life of the Dino Family

Deep in a grassy valley lives the Dino Family. They live at 1740 Triassic Lane. Here they are standing outside their front door (although the photo seems to have been crashed by a rather sweet pooch.)
Mrs. Dino is outside hunting for her son Owen who is supposed to be doing his home work. 'Where are you Owen?' Mrs. Dino looks everywhere - in the house and in the garden making sure she checks behind all the bushes. But she can't find Owen anywhere because he is hiding up a tree. He he - naughty Owen!
Finally Owen comes down and settles inside to do his English homework. He has to read a poem by Yeats - quite advanced stuff for a dinosaur in high school don't you think. Mr. Dino takes this quiet time to play his favorite piece on the piano by Dinovorák ...
... and Mrs. Dino sits outside by her favorite lavender bush to do some knitting. The Dino Family love nothing else but to end their day doing one thing - and that is to play a game of Monopoly together. Mr. Dino is sporting a rather crafty smile - do you think he could be cheating??

32 comments:

Kitty said...

Gosh, who knew dinosaurs led a life of such fun?! Is that human monopoly or do they have a dinosaur edition? x

Lily Boot said...

Rachael - these are truly delightful! Gosh you have such a talent for giving your creatures wonderful expression and animation! I especially love Mrs. Dinosaur's spottiness and Dinosaur son's shapely foot pads. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all their creative pursuits - piano, poetry, knitting - they are too cute!

frazzy dazzles said...

These are FAAAAANTASTIC!!!!! How much stuffing did that take bunny girl!????
I love em! I want em! So does The Little Bush Princess! Jen

OzRose said...

lol!! and I thought dinosaurs were extinct! Are yours genetically modified hehehehe They look like they have fun tho....

Barbara Brown said...

so much fun going on in your neck of the woods. great dinos.

earth heart said...

wonderful! I adore your dino family!

Hello Pineapples! said...

Those dinos are fantastic! And huge! I love seeing pictures of plush creatures doing people things. Great job on the photos. I think my favourite is the Monopoly game.

Jen said...

Rachael, what can I say.Once again you've brought a chuckle to the surface with the antics of your motely crew!
Love the Dino family. They look much more functional than mine.
jen

periwinkle said...

You always put such thought and imagination into your posts, I love them , love the Dino family too, they must have taken a while to do?
lisa x

two hippos said...

What well educated dino's, Yeats! They are totlly adorable.

Alison Boon said...

What a cultured lot of dinos you have there. None of this trashy junk at your place.
Great to see a "real" family.

Rachel said...

Oh wow, I love them! They have got to be the cutest dinos I've ever seen. And so sophisticated too!
;-)

Sarah said...

They are wonderful! I love Mrs. Dino's spots. What cultured dinos!

Simone said...

The dinos look HUGE!!! Well they would do wouldn't they because they are dinosaurs. They look superb. So much attention to detail, lovely faces and so much character too!

silverpebble said...

Lovely big dinosaurs - they're very well read and well bred. Outdoor crafting too I see - fantastic.

JuicyFig said...

what a house full! fantastic

Kath
x

J.B. said...

The dinos are so lovely, and I especially love that when they play piano, its 'dinovorak'!

BigCat said...

They are too cute. What a happy little family, and so cultural too.

Old School Acres said...

What?!?! Oh my. Cute doesn't even begin to describe the fabulousness of these dinos.

Annie said...

Very happy looking dinosaurs there - great post.

mellyandrosie said...

LOVE these fellas!!!! They are amazing and so big and full of personality - they make me think of one of the dinos on Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs. You are so clever!!!

Jennie said...

aww I love those dino's they are so gorgeous!!!

Kellie said...

I want to know bought Fleet Street! Too lovely Rachael you are so very clever!

Dyan said...

What a load of fun, just the other night we watched the Flinstones movie, again and I thought of Dino and your Dino's - such for for dinosours. I wish I could be in the garden knitting like Mama Dino right now.
Have a great weekend,
Dy
P.S. I'm having a little giveaway over at my blog, so stop by and play along if you'd like!

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh wow these are just full of the most dinasoryness of fabulous!! You also have the most beautiful home, no wonder these dinos look oh so happy :) Thanks for the smiles, Hugs, Catherine xx

Charlie P said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW!
I LOVE THE DINO FAMILY!
I can't believe they're so big, how long did they take you?
I reckon Mr.D is sporting that crafty smile because he quite clearly has Mayfair and Park Lane and knows he is going to thrash the others when he gets some hotels on there :)

PG said...

Heavens Rachel, they are HUGE!!!!! Just right for little ones to cuddle and fall asleep on.

momof2gr8kids said...

laughing.. you make me smile. thanks

LOUISE said...

I think Mr Dino has had one paw too many in the banker's cash till!

sue said...

I think I have fallen in love with those dinosaurs. You are one very clever lady.

Kendra Simone said...

Just wondering if this pattern is for sale? I am making a baby shower gift and loooove these guys!

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