Monster Motif

Henry’s Aunt Juj (Julie), and her daughter, Ona spent a lot of time creating a handmade surprise gift for him. Exactly what is was, even we weren’t sure. We only knew that they’d spent a lot of time making it and that it had finally been shipped. So we started getting concerned that their efforts would go to waste when it appeared that the package had been lost in transit. Luckily it was only delayed and eventually made it here intact after a few weeks.

As you can see in the photos below (enlarge them by clicking), it was worth the wait. The package actually consisted of three handmade gifts, all with the same theme: MONSTERS! There’s a blanket with patterns on both sides featuring various little monsters, a stuffed monster toy buddy for Henry, and best of all, a hanging mobile featuring multiple stuffed monsters, each one different.

After hanging the mobile above his crib, we laid Henry down and he was immediately fascinated by the odd creatures floating above him. It’s pretty clear he’s going to get a lot of enjoyment out of these gifts and we all appreciate them very much. Thanks Aunt Juj & Cousin Ona!

Also: Apparently they made another mobile for Henry’s cousin, Mae – only her’s is bird-themed.

7 thoughts on “Monster Motif

  1. Oh wow! It looks great! So happy he seems to really like it. Glad all the love we put into it came through. We love him so much and wanted it to be super special. Its so great to see them together finally after all the mail stress. Thanks for letting us see the pics of it finally hanging above him. Those are really great!!

    • Yeah, it’s a great addition to his room. And ultimately the mail delay only added to the suspense and our curiosity. Thanks again to you and Ona! Would love to see what Mae’s birds look like too.

      • I will try to send pictures if you would like. I love seeing him stare up at it. I hope it is feeding his creativity and fun for him to imagine. What a precious boy. Thanks Mark, and thanks again for letting us see his response to it. Cant wait to come out there in March!

  2. I have to say that Juj and Ona’s talent never ceases to amaze me! The mobile is amazing and perfect for an amazing little man like Henry.

    I have to say that I have seen the bird mobile and it is equally amazing for the equally amazing Mae as well.

    Love you all!

  3. To Aunt Juj and Cousin Ona: The two of you are wonderfully creative ! I love this gift ya’ll made for Henry with so much love and thought put into it. This is so different, colorful and most creative! And obviously Henry’s entranced by all the cute little monsters and will get lots of enjoyment from it. I’d love to see a photo of the bird-themed quilt and mobile ya’ll made for Mae. Love from Henry’s Grandma Lois

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