So far, my desk apron has done the trick! Â Ryder has grown bored of trying to get under my desk, but has found many otherÂ mischievous fun things to do.Â Â Unfortunately, he still climbs under the other part of my desk (under my feet) and pulls on all the cords, etc. Â I could probably easily remedy this situation, only the fabric I bought for the original curtain was the last bit of clearance stuff left on the bolt. Â So I might still go for it, but it won’t match. Â Function over form, I guess…
Ryder’s Easter basket served its purpose quite well. Â (Revisit how I refashioned a Goodwill cardigan into an Easter Basket here.) Â We joined our friends at their neighborhood Easter egg hunt and really enjoyed watching the kids collect their loot… even in the pouring rain.
At least once a week, we get to visit with Ryder’s best friends. Â When we go to their house, he LOVES to “cook” in Lainey and Kami’s kitchen. Â He proudly wears their pink aprons and chef hats, and “vacuums” the playroom floor with gusto. Â So I looked around on a local yardsale website and found a nearly identical kitchen for $20. Â I paired it with the dishes I played with as a litter girl and whipped up this fun hat and apron combo. Â You could be looking at the next Guy Fieri!
Now that he’s got the gear, I realized we were running short in the food department. Â So of course, I had to try making some… it’s a work in progress, but here’s what he cooks so far:
Keep an eye out for more delicious felt!
A few weeks ago, we marked a big milestone in Ryder’s life… his first haircut! Â We went to KidSnips where Miss Kathy hand-picked an Elmo video and seated Ryder in the Superman car. Â I was worried he would freak out, but he couldn’t have had more fun. Â When Kathy was done, his long curly mullet was gone, and he’d been transformed into a handsome big boy! Â They packaged a lock of his hair and attached it to a fun little certificate that I put straight into his baby book.
Speaking of Elmo videos (or “Eh-nuh” as Ryder calls him)… this is our newest obsession. Â Ryder has also fallen in love his his “baby” (one of my Cabbage Patch Kids). Â Baby usually stays in bed, but sometimes he gets to run errands with us. Â I captured his photo on my phone while running errands at Target…
Spring has been SO beautiful! Â We’ve already enjoyed countless outings to local parks and zoos…
… and grilling season has officially begun in our house. Â YUM!
Looking forward to more awesome weather, more outings, more sewing, and more FUN!