Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In The Jungle...


In the jungle... the mighty jungle...


The lion sleeps tonight... (with the help of a paci)... Can't you just hear the music now?


One of the funnest things Amanda and I did during my stay was to find this pattern by Amanda Dean for The Fuzzy Lion Hat.  You can find her shop here. 

Then Noni could not have her Littlest Man being immodest, so I whipped him up a loincloth to match.  It was quite humorous to see us measuring him and me trying to calculate how to make this little item of coverage.  We enjoyed lots of giggles over this... though Pop Pop thought it was just wrong (until he saw how cute it was for himself!).


Amanda even did her own very first knitting project while I was there and it came out so very cute.  We did both think the pattern we used (I made a teaching one) came out looking more like a goat than a rabbit.  hee hee... or maybe I should say, "baa baa."  We are still on the lookout for her a pattern she will enjoy and be excited by the outcome.  I know it's out there! 


She did a beautiful job, especially for a very first knitting experience!  And, we enjoyed some laughter along with a little frustration at times!  LOL!  That is one cute little Billy Goat, isn't it?   Ahhh... the good times...

Blessings ~ tanna

47 comments:

tara said...

Oh so very precious! The lion and the lamb...oops, I mean't bunny, j/k, I think it is adorable. She did a super job.
I think we may be kin somewhere down the line too. Lots of similarities...except no one in this family knits or sews or crochetes. Hmmmmm....
hugs,
tara

California Girl said...

You two, Noni & New Mom, are so talented. Those outfits are a scream. Are you guys gonna show them to the poor kid's GF when he brings her home?

Julie Harward said...

LOL These really are the cutest pictures I have ever seen...just perfect grandma..what you and your daughter knitted is just too sweet! :D

texwisgirl said...

SO sweet! you did have some fun!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the little hat...what a great keepsake. Your daughter is adorable!

Carol............. said...

He looks totally adorable! AND he looks so much like Little man did....

That really is a one of kind wild outfit. You need to send that in to one of the magazines.

Shug said...

I think Amanda did an awesome job...Btw, she is a very pretty new mom...How precious, the pictures are so good...So glad you all had a wonderful visit with lots of giggles.
blessings
shug

Chatty Crone said...

That little baby lion is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

podso said...

So cute! What great pictures and a good loin cloth for the little lion (notice lion/loin). Wonderful memories.

Your daughter looks great for just having a baby!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, those are the cutest pictures. He looks just like his older brother. She did a great job for her first knitting project.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I CAN hear the music playing! Too cute, but you realize you and his mom are going to pay, big time, for this picture when he's about sixteen years old! Oh well, too far away to worry about now!
Best,
Susan

Deb said...

ADORABLE...I'm singing it right now...

Katherine said...

I love it--how cute is that? And how fun that you guys got to experience a little knitting fun together! Fun times!

Betsy said...

Oh, you guys are a hoot! Loin cloth. haha. What a cute little lion he is, too!...and lamb. How very fun!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Doesn't Get Any Cuter Than This! Oh My Goodness Tanna..I Have Laughed Myself Silly Over These Photos! And Yes..I Definitely Could Hear The Music! LOL! And Sweet Amanda..She Did An Excellent Job On Her First Knitted Piece! It Looked Precious! Oh My..I'd Try And Go Back And Take A Second Look At Everything, But I'd Probably Wake The Entire House Up Laughing Some More! Thanks So Much For This Wonderful Post! Hugs Of Laughter & Sunshine, Terri

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is just toooooo cute! I started smiling at the beginning and my grin grew with each picture...now I must say, I am getting a little jealous...I hope the Lord hears my heart and grants me this desire soon!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Tanna, what a super cute post with a super adorable subject! You and your DIL are very talented. And I'm a wee bit envious as I could never get the hang of knitting. DIL's first effort looks great! Okay, I'll close now with The Lion Sleeps Tonight song running through my head! LOL!

Debbie said...

This is the cutest thing! You will not only cherish that picture as your little King of the Jungle grows up, but you'll always remember the way you giggled yourselves through it.

And the rabbit-goat hat is adorable too! Sure wish I had a talent like yours.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my gosh! That is the cutest little lion ever! Absolutely, incredibly adorable. What fun! Great photos.

Sheep say baa-baa. Goats say maa-maa! HA!

Amanda did great on her first knitting project and the little guy looks great in whatever he is wearing.

Knitting and I did not work out. I tried to teach my cousin in NC to crochet a couple of years ago. she was all thumbs. :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

Laura said...

What adorable photos.
Amanda's first project is amazing.
Do you know I do not know how to knit and I would love to learn?
I can crochet, but I have never tried knitting.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Susan said...

What fun and how cute. You have her knitting!!! wink

Debbie said...

Am I wrong or does he look more like his big brother by the day? The picture is wonderful. Please excuse me for laughing though as the music went through my head and I watched him sleeping. What will he think someday!
Deb

Vickie said...

Ggggggggrrrrrrr!

Rather, puuuurrrrrrr. He's mostly purring in your pics. These are precious!

Wouldn't you love to know what he'll be saying about these pics when he's a teen??? haha!

You girls did a great job on the outfits. He's just a little "play-purty" right now. So fun to dress up! And yes, Debbie, he DOES look like his big brother to me, too!

Christine said...

What could be better then to create, laugh and spend time with the ones you love. By the way, very cute!

no spring chicken said...

You are just too much! The lion is over the top cute and I was so encouraged to see that your daughter was just experiencing her first knitting project. My first daughter loves to knit and just took off once she learned. My second daughter isn't interested. My third does a beautiful job, enjoys it while she's doing it, but doesn't seem to have the motivation to pick up the needles on her own.

But Tanna and Amanda give me hope! ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Amanda said...

Whoever said boys aren't as fun to dress as girls? They obviously never had the lion costume. Ha!

This "project" really was quite a hoot! I will never forget that first night we tried the mane on him! I can still hear the ROAR of laughter. Still one of my favorite pics. =)

I'm glad that the lion hat turned out better than the goat-rabbit attempt. Fantastic learning experience but disappointing end product. I need to get out and find my next little venture into the knitting world ASAP before I forget everything you taught me!

PS - I am still going to try to get a shot of the lion hat angled the way you want it. Wish me luck. ;-)

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

How fun, and precious, and creative! Wonderful photos and great post.

Donna said...

Hey Texas girl, that is the best! I love the picture of the lion.....I have never seen that one before!!

Lauri said...

Oh my, those are some seriously cute newborn pictures!! Now I know what Amanda was hinting about in one of her previous posts. I can only imagine the joy that went into that project!!

As much as I love the sweet photos of Andrew, I have to admit that my favorite ones are of your sweet and dear daughter. I haven't seen many pics of her lately so it just warmed my heart to see her pretty face again!

And yes, the song is in my head and probably will be all morning, ha!

From the Kitchen said...

I am bleary-eyed from having arrived home last night late from vacation but woke right up with the photo of your new "grandcub"!! What a hoot--or roar! Andrew looks just as cuddly as his big brother!! I love the hat that Amanda did. So far, I haven't made it past straight knitting so I'm very impressed with the hat.

Just read in the hometown newspaper that the gas co. is putting in new lines in the city market and they might need to close it until November!! What? Closed during the height of fruit and vegetable season? And closed during my visit?

Best,
Bonnie

Mary said...

This is really dear :-). He's such a sweet baby and surrounded by so much love, that his future can't help but be bright. I hope it's not too quiet for you now that you are home. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh!!! This is the cutest ever. I know you are so proud of him.
Smiles, Dottie

nanny said...

So, so sweet!!!!
Ok now I will sing it for days/ha thanks!
Andrew looks so much like Alex!! Don't you think?

nanny said...

To Amanda:
Currently I can't comment on your blog. The computer just clicks repeatedly when I get close to the post a comment button......
I love your 2 week pictures...so sweet! You have two handsome little men!

nanny said...

I haven't been anywhere......the beach trip is with snl's family.....
I've just been too busy to sit down and blog. Summer gets me every year.

laurie said...

what beautiful photos,, that is just the cutest outfit;;I laughed when I read this because we have sang this to our grand daughter since she was born, dang,, should have had that out fit,,beautiful baby,, so sweet,lovely just perfect!Oh,, thanks for visiting me too!(I got so carried away with the post you have!)

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What an angel! He looks adorable and cute!

Velva said...

The photos are priceless! How very creative and beautiful. Love it.

Velva

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your little lion cub looks so adorable in both hats! Your daughter did a wonderful job on her first effort at knitting!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Yes, I heard the music loud and clear. I think that lion is a little prince. He is just adorable. I can just feel you beaming through your post, as well you should be. You have a beautiful and family. The healthy and beautiful. I am so very happy for you. Enjoy each and every moment and thank you for sharing these warm and precious pictures. God Bless you my dear friend, Cathine xo

Sandy said...

These are WONDERFUL!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is perfect for the king of the jungle~ Did you little man not have a matching suit?
By now, he is the lion tamer.
Love it~ I'm savig it as a friday's favorite :-)

Ana said...

Oh Tanna,
Sooooo cuuuute! He looks so sweet as a little lion. Love the pictures. They sure have put a smile on my face. Wonderful way to start the day :-) Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH MY! OH MY! How ferocious is THAT lion??? I think I can HEAR him purring all the way to The Glen!

ADORABLE!

Ellen said...

Y'all did a great job, that is the cutest little lion I have ever seen! Sounds like you had a wonderful visit with the grands. So sorry to read about the mess that greeted you when you got home. Hope the clean up hasn't been too bad. And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

GWENNY said...

This is just too adorable!!!!
I have a new grandson... he would look great in something like that, too bad I am not so talented. Thanks for sharing your wee one.
Blessings & Bliss~
Gwenny

CAS said...

Absolutely adorable, and the baby pretty cute, too -- haha!
CAS

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