Tuesday, July 14, 2009

the button-eyes

This is going way back -- all the way to Eva's birthday (April 30). But I couldn't let this go undocumented.

She was lucky enough to have two of her aunts make her dinosaurs as birthday gifts. Oh, how she loves dinosaurs. And now she has formed two distinct categories of them: the button-eyes, and the plastic-eyes. (Needless to say, the button-eyes are by far the cutest.)

This little cutie was made by Aunt Michelle, and was quickly dubbed Sissyfeet. Yep.

And Aunt Jessie, unsurprisingly, sent a disclaimer with hers. Quite possibly the longest disclaimer in history:

Dear Eva,

Thank you for choosing to adopt these 2 tragic dinosaurs. They are desperately in need of a loving home and someone to love them despite their sometimes crippling deformities.

The oldest, the mother dino, is a spry 7-years old. Secretly, we have been calling her 'Hilda', but due to the hefty Scandinavian connotations it carries we don't call her that to her face. She does carry a morbid excess of weight, causing her front legs to buckle. Due to her knock-knees and slow, lumbering gait she has been unable to shed any of her extra weight so we try to love her and keep her comfortable.

'Nessie', as we call her, is nearly 2 years old which is quite young for a large dinosaur. She seems to have inherited some of her mother's genetic er... propensities. We call her Nessie due to her splayed-leg syndrome causing her to look more like an aquatic monster than dinosaur. We've been putting her through a rigorous physical therapy regime to gain full use of her legs.

Neither of these dinos are especially attached to their names, so you can keep their names or rename them as you like. With time, affection, and regular walks these two will reward your charity with unconditional love and loyalty.

Thank you for your participation in our adopt a (tragically deformed) dinosaur program.

Your aunt,
Jessie

Now I ask you, was that necessary? Look how cute Hilda and Nessie are! (Eva did opt to keep their original names.) The button-eyes are all very happy in their new habitat, replete with many other dinos of all kinds.

18 comments:

Jill said...

I love it that both Michelle and Jessie made dinosaurs for Eva! She's a lucky girl to have such thoughtful and stylish aunts!

Susan said...

Oh so Jessie.

I'd say Eva has a great addition to the dinosaur fettish!

melanie said...

You are right. That disclaimer is SO not necessary but hilarious none the less. Jessie is funny. It cracked me right up. Love all 3 dinosaur names, crafty and adorable!

rebekah said...

Michelle, I am Hilda. I am Hilda! 'Slow lumbering gait'...I've found my dino twin.

Great aunts doing exactly what great aunts do -- indulging their cute little niece.

Natasha said...

Sissyfeet, I love it!!

Jessie's disclaimer is hysterical!!

Did Eva get her dinosaur loving ways from Whitney?

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Designer Dinos! They're darling. I love the adopt a dino program Jesse wrote. It's almost as cute as the dinos.

patsy said...

SO CUTE-

lucky, lucky EVA!!

:)

Amy said...

Jessie is so funny! You're right, there's no disclaimer needed for those dinos. They, all three of them, are adorable! Lucky Eva to have such talented aunts.

jenn said...

I would take a defective anything from Jessie (and apparently Michelle too)- such cute fabrics and who doesn't love button eyes? Well- maybe Ethan after being subjected to Coraline and the "other mother" but really. SO. DANG. CUTE.

Liz said...

Oh these are all so cute! What a lucky girl to have two aunts make her such delightful dinosaurs!

Amy said...

They are definitely delightful. And Jessie sounds equally delightful...her disclaimer truly made me laugh.

charlotte said...

That disclaimer was probably one of the funniest things I've read. How loving of Eva to adopt the tragically deformed dinosaurs.

Anne said...

Too cute!

Kristy said...

These are so cute! I love reading about Eva and her antics!

Denise said...

This is just too funny! I wish I could be part of the Adopt a Tragically Deformed Dinosaur Program. Eva will make an attentive dino-parent, I'm sure.

Hannah said...

Only Jessie. Truly. I love them all!

Amie said...

Are you kidding me?! So freaking cute.

Jessie cracks me up... again... why do I not read her blog?

Allison said...

I think this is my first time commenting on your blog. I guess I should tell you I read your posts regularly and I LOVE your recipe blog, thank you for sharing.

I would like to ask where Eva's aunts got the patterns for the dinosaurs. My little girl also loves dinosaurs and these are too cute to pass up.

Thanks again for your thoughts and GREAT ideas. Good Luck in Paris!

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