For my birthday one year a friend bestowed on me the book "The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. I've always thought this book was pretty awesome... but it becomes even more awesome when your own child catches it's magic and you suddenly experience it through their eyes. Dylan is obsessed with this book, in particular the Stinky Cheese Man story itself. I read that story approximately 40-50 times a week... it's gotten to where he's got parts of it memorized and we do the voices of the characters together.
He loves the pictures in that book so much that he started begging me to make him a stinky cheese man... so I surprised him with this piece of cheesy goodness. I opted for corduroy & suede fabrics instead of real stinky cheese. It should last a lot longer that way. Anyway, here he is...
"WOW! My own Stinky Cheese Man!!!" was his response. Followed by "I Love You, Stinky Cheese Man"
I was pretty happy with how he turned out. I got enough fabric to keep on tap in case Bodie ever yearns for a stinky cheese man of his own.
And speaking of Bodie, the little man turned one last week... so we threw together a small shindig this weekend to celebrate. Here he is opening gifts. He tuckered out after this and had to nap for a few hours.
But the rest of the crew stayed and played. Here's Dylan weighing down the teeter totter...
A group shot of all the guys together.
Right now I'm working on a piece for a "Superhero" show that's being put together for the Comicon by Mark Murphy. Post pics on that one soon!