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Spring Break, Selfies, and Monkeys with Mustaches


It’s Spring Break here, and since B’s workload didn’t line up with taking time off, Thor and I have been staycationing. What have we done?

We have watched movies, like Die Hard.  Yes, language.  No, nothing he hasn't heard before--just usually in traffic.
We have watched movies, like Die Hard. Yes, language. No, nothing he hasn’t heard before–just usually in traffic.
We drove down to San Antonio to visit family, and stopped at Buc-ee's.
We drove down to San Antonio to visit family, and stopped at Buc-ee’s.
We took selfies in the hotel lobby.
We took selfies in the hotel lobby.
And I took moody portraits in the hotel room.
And I took moody portraits in the hotel room.

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And Thor, and I walked the river walk, then took a boat tour.
And Thor, and I walked the river walk, then took a boat tour.
and I asked him to pose for a bajillion pictures.
and I asked him to pose for a bajillion pictures.

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Then, we came home and went to 6 Flags, and waited in line for 2 hours per ride.
Then, we came home and went to 6 Flags, and waited in line for 2 hours per ride.
And Thor sat on my back for a good part of the day.
And Thor sat on my back for a good part of the day.
This is his, "I rode the Shock Wave," face.
This is his, “I rode the Shock Wave,” face.
He got a Superman cape, and we went home.
He got a Superman cape, and we went home.
Where we gathered a bunch of craft supplies, the next day, and I taught Thor to sew his own teddy bear.
Where we gathered a bunch of craft supplies, the next day, and I taught Thor to sew his own teddy bear.
We started by making a pattern for my Mustache Monkey.
We started by making a pattern for my Mustache Monkey.
Cutting him out.
Cutting him out.
Marking his exterior seams.
Marking his exterior seams.
Sewing on his eyes.
Sewing on his eyes.
Making a pattern for, then cutting out, then gluing on his mustache.
Making a pattern for, then cutting out, then gluing on his mustache.
Before starting to stitch him up.  I have no idea what this stitch is called, but it looks like gingerbread icing when it's done.
Before starting to stitch him up. I have no idea what this stitch is called, but it looks like gingerbread icing when it’s done.
While we were stuffing him, his mustache fell off.  We glued it back on.
While we were stuffing him, his mustache fell off. We glued it back on.
And he was pretty cute for a 30 minute monkey.
And he was pretty cute for a 30 minute monkey.
Thor made a red bear with just a little bit of cutting help.
Thor made a red bear with just a little bit of cutting help.
He thought stuffing the bear was the most fun.
He thought stuffing the bear was the most fun.
And with his finished product, he had learned to make a pattern, cut fabric, sew buttons, stitch a seam, and stuff a bear.  Next up, we're making a green bear with a blanket stitch.
And with his finished product, he had learned to make a pattern, cut fabric, sew buttons, stitch a seam, and stuff a bear. Next up, we’re making a green bear with a blanket stitch.

That’s as creative as we’ve been. Not bad for a week’s work!

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Happy. That about covers it.

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