Thought I'd share with you a little Hank tidbit. Has this particular mama wishing she could keep him two and a half forever...
A little back story. I've always called Hank my "Little Duckling" whenever I want him to follow close on my heels for play or for more pragmatic reasons. I'll call over my shoulder, "Come along Little Duckling. Follow Mama." And he'll obediently waddle along right behind me.
So we're at the playground behind the old school building where Matt attended Kindergarten. (It's next to the library. The combination of going to both is a nice way to spend the morning. ) There are railroad ties all around the play area and I decide to teach him about balance. I step on up and hold my arms out, pretending I'm waffling and then straighten up a bit. How about some Follow the Leader" the whole way around? I'm about ten feet ahead when I turn around and call, "Come along Little Duckling."
Hank, with his arms more behind his body than out, looks up at me and replies for the first time with an "I'm coming Mama Duck."
OMG. Seriously. Snapshot perfect fill my heart up adorableness. Another one for my "never forget file".
Aside from all that, it is the first time I've noticed him engage in some pretend play. Growing up, our Hank.
Later when we got home and were sitting and eating our lunch, he called Eliza his "Eliza Duck". Quite the little charmer.
In addition to that, how about a card for the day? I sent it to a friend with an awesome recipe inside. She's doing Weight Watchers and it was a total WW meal. And yummy. I looked online to find it, but didn't have any luck. Which you know, was OK. Gave me an excuse to photocopy it and send it in the mail. If you have the October Martha Stewart Living or access to it, try the Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash. DELICIOUS. Has me wanting to make it again just thinking about it. And this card had me wanting more Copics. Which I got online and bought. Humpth! Expensive recipe in the end.
Stamps: PTI Friendship Jars and Friendship Jar Fillers
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White, Rustic Cream, Spring Moss, and Ocean Tides
Dies: PTI Jar Label and Envelope Liner Die
Patterned paper: October Afternoon
Cork paper by Karen Foster
Buttons: PTI Vintage buttons in Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Ocean Tides