March 28, 2012
So we are those parents….you know the ones…..they let their kids get hurt, maybe even break a bone and don’t take them to the doctor for a week! Whoops!
Little Monkey and Big Monkey were out tossing the football a few weeks ago when Little Monkey went to catch the ball and it bent his pinky finger back. He said it hurt but kept playing. The next day it was a bit swollen and he said it hurt a little to hold his pencil at school. But he wasn’t really complaining about it. I kept meaning to have Big Monkey look at it….and kept forgetting. He looked at it one weekend when we were out camping, yup still swollen. Once we were back and it was still swollen, and had definitely been over a week since the injury, we took him in for an x-ray. (This was mostly to calm my motherly fears of it being broken as Big Monkey didn’t seem to think there was really much wrong with it or anything they could do if something was wrong.) Sure enough, it was broken. He got it buddy taped to his ring finger and referred to and Ortho to check up on it. The next day we saw the Ortho and they agreed it was broken. Treatment for his broken pinky finger was to keep it buddy taped to his ring finger and try not to fall on it/break it more. We went back this week for a check up and more x-rays. It is still broken but healing. Now we will continue to buddy tape it and go back for another x-ray in two weeks. Hopefully by then it will be healed up. Little Monkey doesn’t complain about it too much so it isn’t a huge deal at least.
So…we have our first broken bone…one part of his pinky finger. We are grateful it wasn’t more though he was kind of hoping for a cast!
March 27, 2012
I haven’t been posting a whole lot lately….mostly because I just haven’t taken the time to sit down and really write anything. Part of that could be do to some of the projects I have been working on. I have made many projects over the past few months and I haven’t been able to share them all with you. I thought I’d share them in one big picture post instead of a bunch of smaller ones, so here goes!
First up is the Lobster Bow Tie and matching Lobster Headband that you may have seen posted on the Lobster Love post.
Lobster Bow Tie
Next up was the Cupcake Birthday style headband I also gave K and her daughter H.
This elephant onesie was a special order. We have made some before and even have it available in our shop to order.
Special Order Elephant
This ‘m’ onesie was another special order. I love making initials and picking out the fabrics for these types of orders. I imagine the recipients also love these gifts. I know I liked getting personalized gifts for my littles!
Special Order 'm'
Someone requested this special order of A House Divided onesie. They even ordered two, maybe to have one to grow into? I am ready for football season to start back up, but of course we have all summer to wait!
Special Order A House Divided Football
This is the pillowcase style Rock n Roll dress I made for K’s daughter H. When I saw the bandanas at Wal-mart, the fabric just spoke to me that it would be perfect for her!
Rock n Roll Pillowcase Style Dress
I have a few more projects hanging around and hopefully I’ll get those done, photographed and uploaded for you to see!
March 14, 2012
I have this friend….and he has this sister….who is now also my friend. Funny, I’ve known her, at least of her, for a long time, but we’ve never really hung out or chatted. She lives clear across the country, but thanks to blogs and a few (just a few) similarities, we are now real life friends too. She has this great husband and amazing little girl. They came to visit their family and invited us to come hang out with them while they were here. They took us with them to Animal Kingdom. The littles loved it. My Little Monkey and Little Monkette became fast friends with her little one. Little Monkey has asked if we can go to her house (I showed him a map and told him, maybe one day.).
I had planned to make her little one a dress earlier in the year and mail it, but it never got done…so I made it my mission to have it done by the time they got here for their visit. I also wanted to make something for her Momma K, which meant I couldn’t leave her Daddy C out either! But what on earth do you sew for a grown man?!?! I decided on a bowtie. K and C are eclectic and it is so fun (I hope you know I do mean this in a good way!). I thought Daddy C would love a fun bowtie. (Thankfully I was right, though he did have to learn how to tie it!) I made a matching headband for Momma K.
I made the little one a pillowcase dress and a headband to share with Momma K. I love how everything turned out and that they loved the gifts as well. (In fact, Momma K has asked for more headbands! I better get on that!)
Thanks to Momma K and Daddy C and little one for letting us hang out with you while you were here! I wish you lived here so we could hang out more often!!
Little Monkey, Goofy and Little Monkette
March 12, 2012
We got to meet Agent P at Platypus Day!
The Disney Channel has this fun show, Phineas and Ferb and Agent P (aka Perry the Platypus) is one of the stars. Radio Disney put on a special event for Platypus Day at the local mall. We managed to stop by on our way to another event that day and meet Agent P! He was lots of fun and danced around with Little Monkey and Little Monkette too! I wish Ferb had been there too (He’s my favorite) but one day I’ll get to meet him too I’m sure!
March 7, 2012
Somehow, six years have past since Little Monkey was born. We made some cookies last night for him to take to school and share with his friends for his birthday. I asked him, “How is it possible that you are going to be SIX tomorrow?” Little Monkey said, “Because God made us grow up and get bigger.” Sweet boy.
One Year Old
Two Years Old
Three Years Old
4 Years Old
Five Years Old
Yesterday I also had the chance to tell local radio listeners about my Little Monkey. Z Radio plays “The Family Name Game,” where they have a different name each day and if your child has that name as their first or middle name, you can call in for a chance to gush about them on the air. Little Monkey was at school, so he didn’t get to hear it when it aired. Pops managed to record the airing and sent it to me for Little Monkey to listen to. I don’t think he really understood it but hopefully he liked it. Also the radio station will be sending us a cd copy of the airing!
Happy Birthday Little Monkey!!!! I can’t believe you are already SIX!!!!
March 3, 2012
Yesterday was Dr. Suess’ birthday. To celebrate at school, Little Monkey’s class has been doing lots of Dr. Suess themed things all week. On Friday, the kids got to wear their pajamas to school. Little Monkey was very excited to wear his pajamas to school. I also found out that they were going to serve green eggs and ham to the kids in his class. As is usually the case, this snack was not something that Little Monkey could have. I had to come up with something for his special snack that was ‘green eggs and ham’ too. After a quick Pinterest search, I found a cute pretzel candy idea.
I tried to make a similar idea and tried using a homemade icing. The problem I had was that I couldn’t get the icing stiff enough to stay point. I gave up and grabbed a can of frosting and waited for Little Monkey to get home from school. He was excited to help me with the project. We decided that we would make enough of the snacks so that Little Monkey could share with his class and teachers.
Little Monkey laid out sets of pretzels and waited for me to add the pile of frosting. Once the frosting was added, Little Monkey added the mini m&m on top. We put all the sets back into the fridge to help them firm up. Little Monkey loved making them, eating them and sharing them with his friends!
Making Green Eggs & Ham
Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!
March 2, 2012
Earlier in the week, Little Monkey was home after school when he suddenly got excited and ran off to his room. He came back carrying his piggy bank. I asked him what he was doing and he said the announcements told them the next day was the last day to bring in their coins for Pasta for Pennies. I had forgotten about it but he was very excited to pull some coins from his piggy bank to take in. We talked about what the money was for. He decided he would give them ALL his small coins. To him, that meant all his pennies and dimes. I have no idea how much money he took in but he was very excited to pick out all of the pennies and dimes to take to school. He is a sweet boy.
After he picked out all the pennies and dimes, we counted all the nickels and quarters. Much to my surprise, Little Monkey had over $50 in his piggy bank! I asked him what he was saving his money for. He doesn’t seem to know. Just that one day he will buy something at the store with it!
March 1, 2012
A while back, my mom asked me to make her two crochet needle clutches, one for her and one for a friend of ours. I told her I would do it…it took awhile but I finally sat down and looked at the tutorial to figure it out. I used this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. It was pretty easy to follow and I used her measurements for all the inside pockets because I didn’t have any crochet needles to base the size from.
Crochet Needle Clutch
Above is the clutch closed up (not the best photo….sorry!) Below is the clutch opened up! It just need some crochet needles and other crochet accessories.
Inside-awaiting crochet needles
It wasn’t perfect…but not too bad for my first try. I think the second one was a little bit better, but I forgot to take pictures of it!