This past week wasn’t as hectic as usual which was a lovely break. As per usual, we attended some Momstown Burlington events this week. Every month Momstown features a theme at all of their events. This month the theme is Pirates & Princesses. On Tuesday at Toddler Time we did a few crafts geared towards this theme. We made pirate hats out of newspaper and telescopes using toilet paper rolls. There were also eye patches! Miss O hates hats. She always refuses to wear them. She doesn’t like anything on her head at all from headbands to hair clips. Lately she’s been warming up to the idea of hats so I thought I would give the pirate hat a try. I put an eye patch on her then the hat. I was shocked and amazed that she kept both of them on. She paraded around the room for at least 15 minutes in that get-up, complete with “telescope” in hand. All of the moms were cracking up. It was completely unplanned that I had her dressed in a shirt resembling a sailor!
We brought the three items home with us. In the afternoon she handed me the three items and demanded to wear them. She proceeded to spend the next two hours wearing the items on and off. The same thing happened the next day. And the next. I also taught her to say, “AAARRRRRRRR” like a pirate. Needless to say, a lot of laughs were had. Who can resist a 17-month old pirate??
Last Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending a baby shower for one of my close friends. It was a beautiful baby shower complete with Winnie the Pooh decorations! All of the food was also gluten-free including the beautiful Pooh cake – and it was delicious! I helped out a little bit with some of the activities at the party. I provided a scrapbook along with the supplies. The host of the shower provided a mini Polaroid camera. We each took a picture with the momma-to-be and wrote a lovely message on a page for mommy, daddy and baby. It was a lovely personal touch. I also supplied diapers for writing late-night messages on for momma. Some were witty, some were a little sappy but all of them will bring a smile to momma’s face when she is ready for a mental breakdown at 3am on one of the many sleepless nights she will experience.
My gift was a diaper cake which I made for her. I have made a number of baby shower gifts over the years but have never attempted a classic diaper cake before. The cake included diaper “babies” and washcloth lollipops. There will be tutorials for all of these items coming in the new year. I had a blast creating this cake for her and I know she just loved it – she said she didn’t want to dismantle it because it was so pretty! Mommy & Daddy decided not to find out the gender (much to my dismay – I lack patience and I hate surprises!). I went with a green theme for the diaper cake. Once baby arrives I will spoil him or her with an abundance of fabulous clothing.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.