A Birthday Story
Minimike had been planning for months to host her birthday party at #3 on the Toddler Axis of Evil. No matter how obnoxious the venue, it’s hard to be grumpy about it when the kids so obviously have a great time.
I’m saving this story, in case this incident is repeated in the year 2020. Then I will only need to cut and paste and update photos.
Minimike is an admirer of the Blue Kangaroo series by Emma Chichester Clark. They all start out with,
Blue Kangaroo belonged to Lily.
He was her very own kangaroo.
Minimike’s favorite of the series, (It Was You, Blue Kangaroo!) goes on to say,
Sometimes, when Lily was very naughty, she would say,
“It was you, Blue Kangaroo!”
And Blue Kangaroo would look at Lily but say nothing.
I couldn’t find a comparably sized blue kangaroo, so I made one. I am not nearly the needle artist that SIL Laurie is, but Minimike ended up with a close-enough match.*
The kangaroo’s name is Elizabeth and lets the other loveys ride in her pouch. She loves Motown music, especially Stevie Wonder.
*Laurie: I used Vogue 7760 and shortened the bunny’s ears and arms, improvised the tummy into a pouch, and widened the kitty’s tail at the base. The material is fleece and the whiskers are waxed cotton cord.