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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Happier Aiden

Aiden had a much better day yesterday and Brian agreed yesterday evening that he was in an exceptionally happy mood. I noticed, too, and I think it's because I have been spoiling him with attention, extra cuddles and lots of book reading. I have been picking him up when he's asked, I work on chores closeby when he plays and I have been good about keeping all the doors closed and providing new rotations of toys around mid-afternoon. It really has helped keep him happy and comfortable. I'm sure his burns still hurt him. In fact, I burned my thumb on the same flat iron three weeks ago and suddenly I am grateful that the event is fresh in my memory. My thumb hurt for a week but soaking it in ice water and keeping a bandaid on it did help. I've been doing the same for Aiden. His hand is looking better. You can barely see where he was burned on the back of his hand and wrist. His thumb still has a blister and he holds very still when it comes time to re-wrap it. I know he wants it covered. He's even been good about keeping the sock on his hand. He can remove it in an instant, like he did at nap time yesterday, but he seems to like the protection it offers. I'd say he's healing faster and feeling better than I expected.

Yogo Junkie: Aiden is crazy about yogos. It was only yesterday that I figured out this constant "oh-yoh" he says, which sounds more like 'oreo', is in fact "yogo". LOL! He babbles oh-yoh-oh-yoh pretty much all day but when I pulled a package out of the pantry at lunch time, his loud chatter and banging on the high chair stopped instantly and he said in a deeper, much more serious, matter-of-fact voice "OH-YOH". I really appreciated him labeling something for me!

Over the last few days he's started to fight when I try to get him seated in his high chair. He refuses to bend at the waist and sit! I don't know why, but I do know if he resists, all I have to say is "Yogos?" and he plops his butt straight onto the high chair about as fast as he can! Stinker!

Yogos aren't the cheapest snack but I am cheap and can make one package last a full day by giving him a few at each meal and snack time. I fold the top down on the package, clip it with one of my scrapped clothespins and store it in a little spot in the pantry where it's easy for Bri or I to grab. HEB is also helping us out this week. They have yogos on sale 3 for $5 ($1.67 each) and then there is a $1 off of one box coupon hanging nearby. So by the time you check out, you get a box of 6 snacks for 67¢! Thank you Brian for picking up a box last night AND bringing home an extra coupon. I'm going back to stock up because I can't beat a 67¢ snack that lasts for 6 days! Our demand for yogos has been pretty inelastic these last few weeks and I am sorry to say I've paid up to $2.50 for a box. The way Aiden screams in the checkout line, I'm sure they'll let me buy five boxes and use five coupons all in one transaction just to get me out of there!

Hybrids: I hadn't touched my craft supplies in days so I assembled two hybrid projects last night. The first is this fortune cookie keeper:

I got the idea from an item for sale on eBay that was a square board with a printed picture of a fortune cookie and clear photo corners to hold the fortune. I used a small, flat piece of wood I had on-hand and decided to add the origami cookie and hanging tag to give it a little more whimsy! It really is charming in person and that fortune, which reads "You create enthusiasm around you" is one I got about a month ago that I really loved. I'm glad it now has a better home than just the zipper pocket on my wallet! LOL!

This is an example image of the hybrid items I gave Marissa for her baby shower. The sign reads "Our Litte Bird" and the green bird at the top was painted with the nursery's wall paint and then I added polka dots by hand with a paint pen. The other bird is a scrapped door hanger and the clothespins are scrapped on one side and have paint pen polka dots on the other.

I have to admit I thought I was being so creative when I scrapped painted clothespins but I've had a couple people tell me they've seen it done before in Kindergarten classrooms to clip up finger paintings and artwork. That's okay, I still love how they look and I'm glad to hear other people enjoy them, too. That means they'll make good gifts!

These are little boxes that hold our stamps. It's a great way to keep all the little booklets organized and the black box looks adorable sitting on the mail center in our entry way!

Okay, these baby shower gift tags were the easiest things to make EVER! Just try and make some. I promise they'll turn out adorable no matter what. Seriously, these are made with paper, ink and glue with a ribbon loop. You can't mess them up!

You've probably seen the bath sign on the bathroom door and now it's sporting a little bit of Tay humor, too! What better way to excuse a tub full of toys than admit every night at 6:30 the place really does turn into a miniature water park? LOL!

More hybrids are coming! No word on new kits from Miss Mint or Jen but I'll keep you posted!


Di said...

I can't believe how crazy busy you must be to find time for all these cute hybrids. You amaze me!

Kelsey said...

They are all adorable! Are you getting any sleep? I swear! marissa's gift was SO super cute!

Mary Jo said...

So glad he's feeling better =) His pictures are adorable!

larshannon said...

Did your doctor give you an RX for silvadine? That stuff is amazing!

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emblair said...

I was so sorry to read about Aiden's burns...what a scare. Glad he's healing well though. And I've never tried yogos. We'll have to check 'em out.