what’s the word?

Cat. It will surprise no one that Liam’s first word (or approximation thereof) is “cat”. It sounds sort of like “acht” and is the only word he even attempts to repeat. Sadly, Mickey left us last week after a few months of illness (tumor), vet visits, and various attempts at pain management. So, talk around the house had been even more cat-centric than usual. I guess the little man picked up on it.

On a more upbeat note, Liam waves hi and bye and signs more, cookie, all done, milk, and is starting to do eat. We’re emphasizing eat and drink, as he gets frustrated when we don’t realize that he’s hungry or thirsty.

Check out the new “crawl”. The boy doesn’t like scraping his knees on the concrete, yet insists on playing in the driveway.

elephant walk
elephant walk

welcome to bedrock

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. We sure did.

the rubbles
Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm Rubble
my cavemen
my cavemen
so, this is candy...
yeah, chocolate!
digging for treats
digging for treats with regan

So, in typical fashion, I sewed the costumes on Friday and Saturday morning. Nothing like a deadline to get the blood pumping. Fortunately all the costumes were fairly lightweight. It was 84 degrees on Saturday. Ugh. The boy was still a bit warm, but not too bad.

Bamm-Bamm was a simple skirt cut to the approximate size of a pair of good fitting shorts and a sash that was draped to fit. The costume may have taken an hour start to finish, perhaps even less time. Both pieces were faux fur. The tiger print was soft on the back, so wasn’t lined. The sash was a bit scratchy so I lined it with leftover fabric from Barney’s costume. We found a squeaky club at a Hokus Pokus costume store and picked up a dog bone at Wal-Mart to complete the look.

Barney was cut following a modification of the tunic from McCalls 5683. The fabric was stach stretch faux suede. I cut a single front piece and single back piece and clipped all the edges.   Here’s the full review.

Betty was cut as a simplified McCall’s 5654 using some stash blue mystery fabric. I omitted the pockets and simplified the straps. I love the box pleats, but the dress is a tent. If your a tall, very, very thin girl (which I am admittedly not), it may be wearable as a real dress. On me however, yikes! The funniest part of my costume is invisible. I had to sew an old bra together in the middle to draw the straps in at the front. Unbelievably unattractive and fairly uncomfortable, but it kept the girls in check. Hoo-rah. Here’s the full review.