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Lego Love

Bags

This past week, Max (4), Dashiell (22 months) and my nephew Thompson (4) have been obsessed with all things Lego.  It’s been a fun-filled week but extremely stressful when Dashiell’s chubby little hands can’t put the hair back on Emmet, Max can’t find his Red Ninjago or Thompson wants the Golden Ninjago.  Tears have been shed, hair pulled and bodies pushed.  Plus, I’m not sure how many more times I can listen to “Everything is Awesome,” in the car.  These tiny legos are probably too advanced for our little ones, but they insist on playing with them and it’s put me on an emotion roller coaster.  But Alas!  I found my own lego heaven in this eye bag that caught my eye on Eva Chen’s instagram feed.  My three little musketeers probably wouldn’t appreciate the design, quality and craftsmanship of this Alex Black Widow “LOVE” Bag as much as I would, but I knew this bag had to be the one to illustrate.  Now that I’m embedded in Lego Universe, these three boys have been looking like lego characters themselves!  And for their lego character debut I’d dress them in the cutest comfy/dressy clothes for boys from Bang Bang Copenhagen.  For their bright orange shoes: would Adidas x Raf Simons ‘Stan Smith’ collaboration for little boys’ sneakers be available one day?  No need to wait, when I can illustrate them now! Despite all the fighting between these little ones, I know that between them there is enough love to last a lifetime.  Or at least until next week… eeks!

No. / 10

Chef Me

Family Style

I hope when Max is older he’ll like to cook. He recently declared during dinner, “I want to be the chef!”  He then proceeded to get up from the table, open the fridge door and announce that he was going to make us dinner.  Maybe he just didn’t like what I made.  Hmm.  I never thought of it that way until just right now.  Anyhoo, I wasn’t sure how he would react if I bought him this apron and glove set by Odette Williams.  But when he saw this illustration, Max happily declared, “Chef Me!”  I think the set would be a wise investment for our family.