My friend Sarah is an awesome knitter. Which I admire because I don’t know how to knit and I don’t really want to learn. I have enough hobbies as it is and very little patience. I can crochet a little… As long as what you want is a rectangle or square. But Sarah makes really cool stuff. She made me a monster themed computer bag (I just realized I still owe her a goddess doll in trade for that. Crap.) and she knitted the cutest little monster with matching hat and booties for newborn Cooper. You can check out her work here.
He still sleeps with it! In fact, its been in his bed every night since I brought him home! Now she has sent me this sweet little octopus for the new baby, in a care package with homemade lip balm and (Gasp! My favorite candy!) maple sugar candy. I can’t wait to take a picture of the baby with his or her very first lovey!
I never had a special toy or blanket, I was a thumb sucker. Hannah had a pink bear, appropriately named “pink” and Patrick had this little tiger beanie baby type thing he loved. Willow has a threadbare stuffed dog named “Cordelia”. Cooper keeps this monster in his bed, right next to his ever-present sword. His sword is his REAL security item though. He wears it sheathed down the back of his shirt, sleeps with it beside him, even takes it in the shower and of course it comes with us every time we leave the house!
Do your kids have a special toy they can’t bear to part with?