Archive for January, 2013

Me and My Monkey

One of the “milestones” that Went has reached is holding and playing with a stuffed toy.  This monkey has nice skinny legs (and a tail) for his hands to wrap around and lots of parts to chew on!

Oh Nom, Nom, Nom on the Monkey.

Oh Nom, Nom, Nom on the Monkey.

Monkey taste GOOD.

Monkey taste GOOD.

What'cha doing with that camera, Mummy?

What’cha doing with that camera, Mummy?

DIMPLE ALERT!

DIMPLE ALERT!

Yummy Monkey!

Yummy Monkey!

I also love the fact that Went recognizes a camera and stares at it when he sees it come out (even the iPhone camera!).  Tee hee hee…

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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Experiencing the Playground

Just chilling.

Just chilling.

Today was Went’s first time “on” a playground.

Swinging is fun!

Swinging is fun!

Swinging with my Sock Monkey!

Swinging with my Sock Monkey!

He liked to sit in the baby swing by himself and feel the motion.  But I think his favorite part was when B10 took him to play…

B10 and Went trying out the slide!

B10 and Went trying out the slide!

Success!

Success!

Love my Caterpillars!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Twin Cousin’s Birthday Party

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This afternoon we drove back out to GO’s twin cousin’s birthday.  It was being held at a Yogurt Place, and other than the giant owl that scared GO – we had a BLAST!

The theme was owls, and my incredible sister did a brilliant job.  She is so creative and always comes up with the best parties.  Everyone had a good time – and I’m always a fan of a place to eat!

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Plus, Sister Sheep is such a gracious host – just like her Mummy, it’s always a pleasure to celebrate with them.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISTER SHEEP!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

GO’s Fourth Birthday Party

All Smiles (She reminds me of Sister Sheep in this picture)

All Smiles (She reminds me of Sister Sheep in this picture)

MONSTER CUPCAKES!  That was our theme this year – Monster Cupcakes for GO!  We held her party at a local Cupcake Shop: The Lemon Tree Bakery.  They are my favorite cupcake shop in Atlanta (the buttercream icing means I’m not allergic, the perfect portions mean that I can give them to my kids AND the cost is in-line with both).

For her party, we had chicken nuggets, chips/salsa and juice boxes.  Then each of the kids got to decorate two cupcakes – one for dessert and another to take home with them.

They had a BLAST!

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GO was quite polite when opening her gifts and handed out goodies (a small goodie bag, a homemade heating pad and a box for their other cupcake).

Happy Birthday to my Big Girl!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Teething and Tummy Time

Went is growing up.  😦  I know that is the point, but it still makes me a little sad!  He’s started teething (nothing has poked through yet, but lots of drool and sore gums).  And we are really working on tummy time to strengthen his neck and arm muscles.

"MONKEY!"

“MONKEY!”

"Hey Monkey!"

“Hey Monkey!”

Playing on our Monkey Mat - from my favorite boy cousin - Brother Sheep!

Playing on our Monkey Mat – from my favorite boy cousin – Brother Sheep!

"Oh, Hi, Mummy."

“Oh, Hi, Mummy.”

"You got that camera thing again, Mummy!"

“You got that camera thing again, Mummy!”

"I love my teething toys!"

“I love my teething toys!”

Such a big boy…

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

GO’s School Birthday Celebration

Yummy!

Yummy!

GO had her birthday celebration at school on the same day as “Bear Hibernation Day”.  I’m never one to pass up an opportunity to make theme snacks, so I tried a couple of options.

Tink Cupcake Liners

Tink Cupcake Liners

Making the Cupcakes

Making the Cupcakes

First – I attempted to bake a gummi bear inside her cupcakes (Tinkerbell, of course).  That did NOT work…

Attempt #1: Gummi Bear INSIDE Cupcake (*FAIL*)

Attempt #1: Gummi Bear INSIDE Cupcake (*FAIL*)

Second – We merely placed a gummi bear on TOP of the cupcake (next to Tinkerbell, natch).  They aren’t “hibernating”, but at least they are bears!

Attempt #2: Gummi Bear ON TOP of Cupcake (*WIN*)

Attempt #2: Gummi Bear ON TOP of Cupcake (*WIN*)

Third – Cookie sent a bunch of mini bags of Teddy Grahams to go along with the cupcakes for snack, so there were bears abound.

My little girly LOVED being line leader!  Of course, now she’s ready to go up to the four year old class.  😉

Happy Birthday, GO!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Party Favors

For GO’s birthday, I wanted to make a unique party favor – something the kids could take home and actually use.  So, with Cookie’s help, I made little heating pads.

I had all the felt left over from other projects – and I cut them down to a uniform size.

The pile of cut fabric squares.

The pile of cut fabric squares.

Then Cookie stitched them together, leaving a small opening.

Stitching them together!

Stitching them together!

I filled them with dry rice, using our snazzy homemade funnel.

Rice and Funnel

Rice and Funnel

Cookie hand-stitched the closed.

GO "helping" Cookie

GO “helping” Cookie

And finally we safety pined a little note on the top.

Finished Heating Pads

Finished Heating Pads

Something to have for upset tummies or cold winter nights!  I am really liking this idea and may do it again!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(