The hardest night & saddest day in December, but by far one of my favorite & definitely my favorite page in the book! It’s funny how the hardest things can make the best memories.
Andy woke up near midnight and told me he didn’t feel good. I hugged him & told him to go back to sleep. An hour later his cry & the vomit sounds woke me up. The poor guy was up all night being sick every 15 minutes…. which means mommy was up all night too. Kevin helped clean up & tried to go back to sleep – he had to work after all, but he didn’t get a lot of sleep either. Andy would cry & yell for him to come hug him. Andy’s pediatrician told him he was “looking for butterflies” in his ears etc. at his 3 yr checkup recently so we told him he had butterflies & they wanted to come out. On the bright side, after the first incident he told me each time & after I helped him sit up he kept the mess in a garbage can. I think that’s spectacular for 3 years old! Since he didn’t get much sleep Kevin stayed home & we all slept in a bit in the morning once the butterflies stopped.
As for the page – I found these great butterflies in the Online Store section of Silhouette Studio…. LOVE how they are one piece but the center folds up! I cut 3 in different sizes on Bo Bunny Blitzen paper.
The font is Grinched – I found it just now on dafont…. not sure where I originally downloaded it though. I used it through most of the book.
The left half of this page is still Day 6…. showing a few pictures of a still very sick Andy (red red cheeks from his fever) but feeling good enough to start playing.
The right half is from the 7th…. Andy & I just stayed home & hung out. He had a fever well into the night so we didn’t want to head out & infect any of our friends.
I saw somebody post about the Charlie Brown Christmas “app” & decided to give it a try. What a great book/app it is! Andy’s really enjoyed it which has been great for us to be able to introduce some old-fashioned cartoons into his life. We tried The Great Pumpkin at Halloween without much interest. Evidently the iPad helps!
Andy was feeling better, we needed to pick out an Alex Gordon jersey for Daddy & just get OUT OF THE HOUSE!
I wanted to make sure to include the everyday things in the book here & there so today his breakfast made it in – yogurt tube & a banana.
I used the Cameo AGAIN for the Shopping Day title. I welded the letters & made a mat for it in one of the solid red Bo Bonny papers.