While we were in Boston last weekend we were extra lucky because, aside from me running the marathon, we also got a chance to visit with friends. One of my oldest friends (from middle school) lives in Boston with her family. It'd been years since my husband and I had been up to Boston to visit her, before any of us had children to speak of, in fact. It's so nice to be able to mix in a friend visit when you are traveling isn't it? Well, of course, I couldn't come empty handed, that would make me a rude house guest!
Their son, whom has already received a few handmade goodies from me, is approaching his second birthday...this is still beyond my comprehension! Why, oh why must kids grow up so quickly, I mean at least my friend's children can stay little for forever!
Anywho...Ronan, loves owls.
I happen to have some owly boo knit from Art Gallery fabrics in my stash (more saved for another owl loving kiddo..) so I thought I'd whip up a quick little Rowan Tee for him.
This fabric is so soft and cozy, well...all Art Gallery knits are actually!
At first he was a little uncertain about the hood, which I was a little worried about...
But, in the end...he realized he liked it, phew! Because, the hood makes it so cute!
But, the hoodie wasn't his only gift...
Of course, I was supposed to have made them for his first birthday...but, hey old friends understand these things!
I added an owl, instead of Stephanie's squirrel (which is super cute too), using the same owl I used to make these pillows, because as I mentioned, he's an owl lover...
I'll admit that, at first, he liked the box that they came in better...but then, once he realized that he could roll them,
And bounce on them...
He was all giggles! Of course, now Henry wants some of his own too!
Speaking of Henry...Violet and Henry loved playing with Ronan so much! Isn't just the best when your kids enjoy your friend's children and your friends too for that matter? Seeing Violet and Henry fall in so easily with old friends always makes my heart feel warm, like:
"Hey, we must be doing something right with both our friends and kids!"