Having children is always an adventure, you get introduced to all sorts of characters along the way! In the past year or so Disney released a new show, Doc McStuffins. It’s about a young girl who is a doctor to all of her toys.
The Mighty Princess has really enjoyed the show and watches it whenever she gets a chance. So this past Christmas Mummy and I got her a cute little doctors set, so she can take care of all of her own toys too. However, it seems she also enjoys dressing her little brother up as a doctor as well. As I was making them some breakfast over the weekend, I was introduced to Doc McMonkey!
Not only does he look the part, but apparently he (with some assistance from his big sister, I’m sure) had been patching up an Orca that had a couple of “boo boos”.
With the imagination on these kids, you just never know who you’re going to meet!
I managed to finish the Little Professor’s quilt in time for Christmas!
At one point, around 3 days before Christmas, I wasn’t so sure I was going to complete it. I knew I had to. I had made a promise to my little man to have it finished by Christmas, but I was beginning to think keeping that promise would involve sewing all night right through Christmas Eve.
Thankfully, it never came to that. There was only one night that I sewed through the night to early morning but it wasn’t Christmas Eve.
In the end it was worth all the hours I put into making the quilt. Everything from choosing the fabrics, creating the design of the quilt, to the endless hours of free motion quilting – something I had never done before which turned out to be a lot more time consuming than I could have imagined. Fun, but time consuming!
In the end it was all worth it to see the look on the Professor’s face when he opened it Christmas morning.
Since then he hasn’t spent a night without it. He likes to wrap himself in it when he’s reading or playing his DS.
As I was finishing this quilt I decided two things:
1. I love quilting! I can’t wait to get started on my next one.
2. It’ll be while before I sew another huge quilt. I’m sticking to lap quilts from now on!
This year the kids and I built a Gingerbread house. I was pretty impressed with all the decorating ideas they came up with! The Princess stacked a few tootsie rolls together for a chimney, and the Professor used a bunch of swedish fish as paving stones for a walkway in front of the house. There were squares of Hershey chocolate bars as doors and windows, twizzlers for trim along the roof and even a couple of lollipops with mini M & M’s attached as apple trees out front.
It really was a lot of fun & the kids had a blast. Even the Milk Monkey was there, his biggest contributions were getting to eat small pieces of twizzlers, and adding a lot of “ohhh”s and “wow”s, but he loved it too.
This past weekend, we let the kids break it apart and start eating!
It was a little bit sad to see their creation turn into an after dinner treat, but they really enjoyed it. The Milk Monkey kept looking at us with an “I can’t believe you’re letting us do this!” look. It was very cute!
Somehow I think this will become a new Christmas tradition for us!