The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Monday, April 12, 2010


For Taylor's second Christmas he got this really cute little monkey from Nana D. It was then added to the collection of stuffed animals without much of a second glance from Taylor.

Fast forward 2 years. Erik was around one when he first started taking a liking to the stuffed monkey. And now he absolutely adores it. He wouldn't (and couldn't) say "monkey." But we would make monkey noises with it. And since monkeys say, "ooh-ah" that's what Erik started calling him. He's really kinda nasty-looking (the monkey, that is). Erik falls asleep sucking on the monkey's tail, so it always stinks.

But he adores it, and it's cute watching him lay ooh-ah down next to him when he gets ready for bed. And it never fails to cheer him up when he's sad.


"Living to Tale the Tale" said...

Oh dear, I know what you are talking about, Sam has a blue bear some people have said it's a bunny, anyway he absolutely adores the bear has sucked it so much that the filling is coming out now, there is a whole ritual to leave "osito" at home or at the car. and it stinks even though it goes into the washer pretty often. If ever see a replacement for your monkey I'll get it for you!

Jess, Andrew and Family said...

That is really cute- I'm still waiting for my kids to like stuffed animals or for Afton to like dolls.

Nicole Saunders said...

You need to post a little video clip of him getting ready for bed and saying oh-ah:)

ChristinaB said...

Hey Stephanie! Can I ask a favor? I am moving back to Lewis in June(yippee!) and I need to get ahold of the elders quorum president. Can you email me his name and email address or phone number??Thank Dear!


Joanne Amos said...

I have a Blue Front Amazon Bird who makes monkey sounds. God Bless you and your family.