Can I just say...switching gears a little...that we have had a four alarm emergency in the Broere house in the past 24 hours. Layla's MUST HAVE blankie is starting to shred at a rapid pace. At first glance yesterday, it was barely splitting at the seams (so we drove to Winston to unsuccessfully find a replacement) and by nap time, it was completely ripped down the middle...YIKES! So I got out a needle and thread and made some quick stitches while my patient Layla looked on. I informed her that her blankie had some ouchies that mommy had to fix--and she proceeded to kiss it over and over! AND the award for super husband/daddy goes to Neil...he actually finished up stitching the blankie while I started dinner. Such a wonderful and talented man. I wish I had taken a picture of him sitting on the couch with a needle and thread and pink blankie on his lap. SO CUTE!
SO I searched relentlessly yesterday afternoon and last night for a replacement and after no success ANYWHERE was informed that the blankie I am searching for is also used by scientolotot Suri Cruise. What in the world!?! So I've put in my order with a local baby store in Winston and in the mean time am going to try to substitute a satin and velvet blankie? Same company...same color...slightly different blankie (the current one has a chenille backing --which Layla doesn't seem to like at all so maybe I'm safe?). Neil suggested I get the same velvet, chenille, satin blankie but in a different color...I'm unsure. I think the color would really make Layla upset..but we'll see. Daddy may be right on this one.
Here's a pick of mommy and daddy's handy work. You can see from the picture that the blanket has actually started peeling back at the satin seams. Should I be avoiding the dryer with the next one?
I'll keep ya'll updated.