Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Already?

Shinko came yesterday! And he came exactly when I got my
Halloween photo shoot ready for my boys. I wanted to try out
something cool and new...and Shinko was able to help :-)
He makes a great Pirate Monkey. He had a lot of fun watching
the kids all dressed up and having fun with the smoke from
the Smoke machine!

We have a lot to show him this week! And we are exited to
have him here. For those who want to see all the Pictures
from the Photo shoot here is a Link:

Shinko is currently being hosted by Sabine Betschart of Your Photo World LTD.
Specializing in Portrait Photography. Maternity, Newborn,
Baby, Child, Family, Wedding and other special occasions

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Dear Mom,

 Remember the boat I told you about?  Here's a picture of me and my friends Cullen and Addison's mom.  Her name is Jamie.  She held me tight to make sure I wouldn't fall off the boat.

We went to the aquarium and I got to sit in a crocodile's mouth!  He wasn't alive, but he was still pretty scary.

I got to see some real ones too.  This one was white and had weird colored eyes!

We saw lots of other fun animals at the aquarium too, but it was pretty dark in there.  There was so much water!  We got to pet sharks too.

 My favorite part of vacation was breakfast.  We had yummy stuff like pancakes and waffles every morning.  I got my own plate, but had to be careful to keep my tail out of the syrup.

I'm sad to be leaving Addison and Cullen, but I'm very excited to meet new friends.

I miss you and love you,

Shinko was recently hosted by Jamie and family.  You can read more about Shinko's visit at Jamie's blog, Mama Mommy Mom.  You can also find Jamie and Mama Mommy Mom on Facebook.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Hanging" with Cullen and Family

Dear Mom,
I was very tired yesterday, but got to take a nap with my new friend Cullen in his car. We were in the car for a long time.  It's a long way to the beach.  Cullen gave me lots of hugs and kisses and I really liked snuggling with him.  His sister Addison is nice, but I like Cullen best.

We got to ride on a really big boat today.  It was so big that we could drive our car on it!  A lot of other people did too.  I got to see some really cool birds, and we even fed them pretzels.  See them flying over my head?  They scared me a little at first because they were getting so close, but Cullen's mom said it was ok and that they wouldn't touch me.

I'm having so much fun, but I miss you too.  I'll write again soon...


Shinko was recently hosted by Jamie and family.  You can read more about Shinko's visit at Jamie's blog, Mama Mommy Mom.  You can also find Jamie and Mama Mommy Mom on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Traveling Shinko: Maine to NY

Shinko made it to Maine on Thursday, June 21st.  Spent some his first evening getting to know the other family members who found him very interesting!  

Shinko didn't stay up too late that night though, he was little tired from his travel to us and had to be up bright and early for the big motorcycle weekend trip to NY with my husband Dennis.

They left Friday at 8am for a 5 hour ride and stopped along the way.  One of the best stops was Hogback Mountain in Vermont where Shinko climbed around on a scenic railing taking in the sights.  He had a wonderful day in Pattersonville, NY taking in the sights and eating lots of food.  At the end of the day he was so wiped out and thought it was so cool he was going to be sleeping in a tent, he insisted on a picture of him in the tent!  Sunday they start their ride back home to Maine and should arrive back sometime in the afternoon.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Southern Maryland!

Dear Mom,

I made it here to Southern Maryland. I got a few boo boos on the way here. Nothing a coupleband aids and kisses couldn't fix though. This house is full of boys, its so exciting. I didn't get to relax long after getting here before we were in the car and on our way to a graduation party. I got to ride with Oliver in the car. It was a little bumpy so he made sure to hold onto me tight so I didn't fall. The party was a blast. I got to enjoy some red velvet cake for desert.

The next day we got to go feed some ducks. I rode on Logen's shoulders just to be careful. Their Mom didn't want the ducks to mistake me for a piece of bread. It was fun, I even got to see some fish that came up to eat the bread that was floating in the water.

I get to sleep at night in a bunk bed. Its really high from the ground. The boys Mom told me I had to be careful and not monkey around so that I didn't fall out of the bed. I am having a great time. 

Miss you,

Shinko is being hosted in Maryland right now.  Check out the host Mom's shop, Fluff-N-Stuff Baby, Southern Maryland's one stop for cloth diapers and natural parenting products.  Or check it out on Facebook.

If you would like to host Shinko in your home for a week, please be sure to read all the details on his blog pages here (tabs above) then email to get the process started. is a blog of As You Wish Creations, a Mom-owned small business specializing in creating lovable sock monkeys like Shinko.
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