Friday, January 18, 2013

Monster Mail



Dear Noni,

I asked Mommy to take my picture with my monster creation. When she showed it to me, I asked her to send it to you. I love you and miss you! All my love and hugs.

To the moon and back – bigger than the sky!
Alex




I was so excited to receive this sweet e-mail from my Big Little Man.  He LOVES monsters.  And, I was very, very happy he wanted to share his beautiful little monster creation with his Noni... from miles and miles away.  Melts my heart.

Then, for just a moment, I was a bit wistful about the dark b-yue (that's blue), not light b-yue Monster Hat that had been lost before he even got his mouth sewn on at Christmas.  Oh, the struggles to create a hat that passed Big Little Man's approval!  He is very sure of the things he yikes (likes) and he doesn't yike.  Nothing wishy-washy about this Little Man.  Nothing. 

To tell the truth, the Monster Hat really didn't pass the test either.  He did not like the green trim; it's all about the b-yue.  And, while his mom and I did like the green, Roo was much more willing to sport it around than Little Man.  I'm just sayin'. 

Still, since we had worked so hard... his Momma diligently stitched the eyes and tooth and horns on as quickly as I could get them off the needles... it was a sad day when the Monster couldn't be found.  We had all given up on it as lost.



Same day as the Monster Mail:  Pop Pop comes in the house with a "guess what I found when I took the hay bales out of the back of my truck" shout and a wet, muddy, hay-smelling, hay-covered Monster Hat!



I'll have to admit, in that moment, I was glad Little Man had chosen an acrylic yarn!  LOL!  Now, the Monster Hat is clean and dry and will finally get his mouth this weekend then find its way to my monster lover (or his little brother). 

Maybe things aren't always as lost as we think... who knows when they might pop up again!

blessings ~ tanna

30 comments:

kathy b said...

awww his letter to you is adorable.......

He's adorable!

podso said...

It's so much fun when we were where the lost is found! And cute, cute hat perched on your spaghetti jar. :-) Most important is that your daughter is teaching her kids to care and communicate ! I bet this little photo text (I assume) MADE your day and more!

From the Kitchen said...

I think your Big Little Monster Man could use that hat about now. If he doesn't like it, perhaps a snowman would be proud to wear it!!

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

love that b-yue monster hat (even if trimmed in green.) :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I am laughing tooooooooo hard...how precious and how creative you both are and how fun!! Just too cute

Mereknits said...

He is so cute, love his monster, I can see why he is proud.
Hugs,
Meredith

Sandy said...

He is so adorable and cute...so is his monster creation! I remember my Seth loving monsters and spending time on the dining table making them out of clay and play-dough.
The hat is so neat. Seth would've loved that twenty years ago!

Deb said...

Our boys have definite ideas of what they like and don't like... A good trait for adult life.. Complicated for growing up though

Amanda said...

Ha! I was rolling as I relived the details of getting this hat put together. No one will ever say he isn't opinionated. And if ever there's a doubt about color choice in the future, it seems safe to go with dark b-yue, dark b-yue and more dark b-yue! LOL! Looking forward to monster hat's arrival. Love you! XOXO

Wanda said...

So sweet...I've saved every letter and card from my grandchilden...now adults, but when I go through that file, it is the best "Picker uper" in the world.

What treasures we have in these emails, cards, and pictures..

Love you big time.

Judy S. said...

Good find, Tanna! I do think he needs a monster sweater......

Betsy Brock said...

aww...what a sweet note. Love the hat story, too...and a happy ending!

Kelly said...

Love that adorable monster hat you made. Your grandkids are so sweet. I'm sure they love wearing your creations!

Cindy said...

You big little man is so cute and certainly has a mind of his own, eh? He sounds like an oldest child.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Cindy

Debbie said...

What sweet, sweet words from your lovely Little Man. I know you love getting those emails.
Funny story for you: The other day, Madi, my (step) grand-daughter called. Rick answered the phone, and she said, "Hey, Grandad, is Aunt Debbie there?" Harhar! She calls us Grandad and Aunt Debbie. We all tried to get her to say Grandmom, but she reverts back to Aunt Debbie. I think it's hilarious.
Anyway, you're a great Noni!

Christine said...

He knows what he likes but we all know who he LOVES!
I feel the love.

Jen Price said...

His email and photos to you are just too sweet. So great the hat was found! I love it when that happens. I swear I go out of my mind trying to find things when they turn up missing. It's such a relief (to my family, too) when they're found!

It's Just Dottie said...

Smiles!!! I know how your heart feels !
Dottie

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Too cute...he and the hat :)

Pondside said...

I get all squishy and weepy whenever I get one of those emails - aren't they the best!
What is lost may well be found - a good reminder for many aspects of life.

Carol Z said...

The little guy and the hat are adorable.

Stitchfork said...

ahhhhh, so sweet!

Donna said...

Yay, for things found that had once been lost! Don't you love that little big man knows his own mind? He won't likely be swayed by peer pressure as he grows...
But, I do hope he reconsiders the monster hat! Hugs...donna

steph said...

my heart melted, too!!! He's so adorable!!! And is going to look even more adorable (is that possible??) in his little monster hat!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh yay... so happy it has been found! I think it is too cute! And that email... most precious mail ever! xo

Debbie said...

As usual, his little face made me smile the minute I opened the blog.

I love the b-yue monster hat, and I really (as in reallllllllly) love that last comment at the end. You have no idea how much I needed to read it this morning. Just a little piece of encouragement from a missing monster hat, of all places.

SouthernHeart said...

Absolutely precious post and photos! Love the monster hat! No doubt he will be glad to receive it in the mail...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Such a sweet post complete with sweet photos of your Big Little Man (isn't he growing fast!) and the recovered monster hat! So glad the hat was found. Yay!

Marissa said...

Loving your blog! and sweet post!!

karen said...

that is a letter to be treasured forever!! Love the monster hat and I agree acrylic does have its purposes!!

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