Well, one month down since our referral! One more month and I can send another care package!!!! I know it's a little early to be thinking about the next package but I had a reason for shopping early...I'll get to that later.
I wanted to find a small stuffed animal or something that Lauren could
cuddle and carry around. Finding something that is cute, soft and small
enough to fit in a gallon zip-lock baggie is tricky. I also wanted to
be able to add other things in the bag too so it couldn't take up too
much room or weigh too much! I was a little worried that I would find
the "just right" thing. My dear friend Laurie just opened a store last
month that carries things you would find on Etsy it's called Perennial Design Co. Her store is
absolutely beautiful and she carries an array of beautiful things. I
knew if my "just right" thing was to be found I would find it at her
store. So, last Saturday after Isaac's football game we stopped in.
Guess what?! We found it right away!!! It's called a Sshlumpie
It's like a stuffed animal without the stuffing! It's so soft and cuddly! It's kind of a cross between a stuffed animal and a blankie. The great thing is that it's light weight and will lay flat in the baggie with plenty of room for other things!
Now, the reason I wanted it early is so Isaac can sleep with it for an entire month and then it will smell like us....like home. At first Isaac resisted sleeping with it because you know he is in the 4th grade and too old for that sort of thing but he loves that lamb. I think he loves the idea that he is cuddling it now and soon his sister will be. Hopefully she will like it and it will become a comfort item that she can bring home with her to make her feel a little better when she makes her difficult transition.
Here is a link to Perennial Design Co. if anyone wants to check it out! http://perennialdesigncompany.com/