Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Sneak Peek and a Genius Idea

On Friday, a certain little boy is going to turn one so we're preparing to celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar style. I'm having to refrain from posting pictures of all the decorations before the actual party, but here's a sneak peek of one...

And while I was Pinteresting this party, I came across this genius idea--using The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a guest book! Because one year olds don't have much in the way of opinions about birthday party themes,  I think it'd be a fun tradition to always do one from a kids book, and what better way to remember who was at the party than having everyone sign a copy of the book the party was based on? Unfortunately I didn't see this idea until yesterday, so Timmy's party didn't have one. Which is probably okay because his big party was for his second birthday, not his first, due to us moving two days after he turned one, and the whole house warming/birthday party never happening...ahem.

A picture-full post will be coming as soon as we've recovered from the festivities!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Goodbye, Jabberwocky

One of my favorite features of our house is our patio. It's right off the living room, surrounded by a small wall and perfect for summer evenings, as well as playing with the boys. Although I do confess that it frequently houses toys, Timmy's trike and other random items, such as the colorful creature affectionately named the Jabberwocky.
Timmy (15 months) and the Jabberwock (the best photo I could find)
A few days ago, I noticed a (presumably) friendly black Lab had hopped over the wall and was on the patio. Knowing Timmy's love for dogs, I got him from the other room and showed him the puppy from behind the safety of the glass (because as this two year old knows, dogs are much better observed from a distance). By the time I got Timmy, the dog was in our yard and I didn't think much of it. I later saw on a community alerts Facebook page that several people had seen it wandering around our area, skittish and with no collar.

Some time later when the boys were sleeping, I noticed the dog walking down the street in front of our house...carrying the Jabberwocky in its mouth! So goodbye, dear Jabberwock...you will be missed and hopefully your new owner won't destroy you.