Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY Animal Capelet & Toddler-isms

I don't really know how to word this part of the post.  I feel like I have a lot to say without having an eloquent way to convey it.  My heart goes out to everyone in Newtown and Henan.  Our children are our everything - I live, breathe, and look forward to each day because of them.

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I spied a leopard Baby Gap capelet last year that I had on my list to purchase for E before she was even born.  When I decided to pull the trigger, it was sold out.  Super thoughtful Cee even sent an early birthday present to E in the form of a gift card for it (thanks again!).  Fast forward one year and I finally put one together.  Though this one is a giraffe print :)

DIY Animal Capelet
Simplicity Pattern 4434 (cut larger because I have a tall bean sprout)
Though I didn't intend to, it also fits me, BUT I am not the type that can pull this off ;)

Trying it on E
I bought her some black leggings for when she actually wears this in public

I'm going to end this post with some toddler-isms from my 3-year old son :)

(Driving to preschool and passing a traffic light)
V: Mom, red is "stop" and green is "go".
Me: What is yellow?
V: Yellow is "keep going."
Me: Yellow is "slow down."
V: No (with a little bit of attitude), yellow is "keep going."
Sigh.  This must be my husband's doing.

(At home)
V: Mom, I want to watch Disney Junior
I mindlessly turn on the TV and flip through until it lands on Disney 
V: That's not Disney Junior, that's Disney XD
The perils of a toddler who can semi-read

(Playing.  V sticks a candy cane in his sleeve)
V: Look Mom, I'm Captain Hook!

These kiddos make me laugh every single day. <3

17 comments:

  1. Your kids are too cute! Love the cape and I love how innocent they are with their answers! My prayers go out to all the families affected by the Connecticut tragedy!

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  2. 2-3 seems to be the best age! Mine mutters "good job" every time I don't run the yellow and stop without whiplash-it is. Ha! The cape is adorable! (jealous mom with no girls) ;)

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  3. V and E are too adorable. Thank you for sharing their pictures and toddler-isms, they brought a smile to my face.

    I grew up in a sleepy town next to the site of the shooting. My brother's and my youth league soccer teams used to scrimmage near Sandy Hook Elementary so I am still trying to wrap my head around what happened. I am not a parent so I can't even begin to understand how people with children must feel right now. (hugs)

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  4. your kids are absolutely hilarious. hold your loved ones close to you heart every single moment. the capelet is perfect on baby E

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  5. Ah.. we have a backseat driver too :) Thats a nice cape and I really like the giraffe print. Your little E is super cute!

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  6. this is a great cape! i love it on E - V is such a ham too! .. and i know what you mean wholly. xox

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  7. You're daughter is so cute and sounds really clever. =) Nice cape.

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  8. Ha ha ha, your children are too funny! That cape is absolutely adorable. Ha ha, I would wear it myself!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  9. Your babies are too adorable! :)

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  10. She's so stylish! I love it! xx :) Hope you're having a good week so far.

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  11. This is too cute! I'm sure she will grow up as a stylish lady having you as a mom who dresses her up and makes her dresses! From one mom to another I totally feel the same about the unfortunate incident. I cannot imagine my kids taken away from me and I'm just thankful for each day that I have with them. Prayers to all in Newtown.

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  12. Love the cap and the kiddos! Especially the story :) I have similar experiences here. Perhaps we could follow each other?

    XO Lulu
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  13. LOL love these stories :) That capelet is adorable and eeks E is the cutest!

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  14. Haha, look mom, I'm captain hook! How cute is that! And the cape is adorable. E looks so adorable and super stylish! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. So adorable! E looks precious!

    xoxo
    Kerry

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  16. I love the giraffe print and she looks so adorable in it! LOL, captain hook! He's a hoot!

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