Saturday, April 4, 2009

Secret onesies, free food, & a hip hop toddler

Yikes, it's been a busy week.

I'm kind of obsessed with the website It's a site with message boards so people can ask for advice on crafts they're working on and so people can show off crafts they've made. I love looking at the really cool children's clothes people make. Anyway, since I'm not quite busy enough (ha, ha), I signed myself up for a crafter's swap on the site. I'm making 10 onesies/shirts to exchange with someone who is doing the same for me. I've made some pretty good progress so far, especially because my mom came over & took Cooper out for a few hours this week, so I have 3 done already & I'd really like to post pictures of them, but I'll have to wait until the end of the month. We send them to our partners by the end of April & I don't want to spoil the surprise (in case she's checking out my blog), so I'll have to wait until she gets them.

Another website I frequent,, was recently looking for volunteers to review products. I volunteered and was chosen as a "VIP reviewer". I assumed they'd send a diaper or a dryer sheet or something, like the normal samples you get in the mail, but the UPS man knocked on our door with a big box filled with Wild Organic food! This is most of it, but Cooper's done a pretty good job of demolishing the applesauce & animal crackers so a lot of those were gone by the time I got around to taking the picture. The best part is that the letter with the food says this is the "lunch" package & within a month or so I should also expect to receive a "dinner" package & "snack" package. Sweet! You can't beat free organic food.

We wrapped up the week with a party. John called Friday afternoon to ask me to bring Cooper out to his work so we could go to his court partner's party that evening. Oh, and it had a theme - "gangster rap". I only had a couple hours and "gangster rap" is a bit difficult on short notice for a toddler, so I went with more of an "old school rap/hip-hop" thing. I was pretty happy with the outcome.

In case you can't really see in the picture, that's a toy cell phone in his hand (with matching pager on his pocket), play money hanging out of his other pocket, and a Flavor-Flav style giant clock necklace (made out of felt I sewed together & wrote on with permanent marker and attached to Cooper's nursing necklace). Cooper, as always, was the life of the party.

Interesting note (especially for the grandmas reading this): I was exploring my Feedjit the other day & discovered that someone found my page by doing a search for "Blogger nudist grandma". So, if you're a grandma & considering becoming a nudist & blogging about it, someone out there is interested. The scary part is that on a different day, someone linked to my blog by searching for "grandma and grandpa nudist". It's difficult to tell, but it appears to be from a different location as the first search. I find this troubling a bit because, 1. someone's searching for nudist grandparents, 2. it's likely not one person, but more than one (because of the different locations), and most troubling of all, 3. both those searches link to my blog! Yikes. Weird.


Kathleen said...

Good job on the costume! Can't wait to see the rest of the onesies. And my blog already has a theme so I leave nudist bit to the other grandma!

Karen said...

.....maybe they were looking for Gramma Pat.....

Love the FlavaFlav necklace.

The Roaming Southerner said...

Here from Kelly's site! What a fun post...I can't wait to see pics of the onesies!

the ben show said...

Dude... are those John's 'broken in' chuck taylors? did he have those same shoes in grad school? "not that there's anything wrong with that"

Sarah said...

He did have those in grad school. Surprisingly, just since grad school. Lots of his other shoes (& t-shirts) are from high school.