Canadian Sock Monkey Hostel

June 9, 2009

Clara comes to Canada

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Clara arrived, blurry eyed but ready to party! I made her a buttermilk tea and buckled her in tight and off we went!

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When I told her we needed her help promoting a charity cause at a “parent fair” she was a bit puzzled. Then I explained that there would be tons of kids there, all admiring her!

She looked at me with her big monkey eyes and asked for hair. (What is it about sock monkeys and hair??) I couldn’t refuse those lovely purple eyelashes. We searched for just the right hair for a beautiful sock monkey princess.

Clara with hair and capelet

With such beautiful hair we had to whip her up a pretty capelet to match. She was so happy she jumped into a box of yarn!

Clara was a great  helper at the LINC parent fair. She guarded the table and schmoozed with lots of kids.

Clara at LINC

clara at LINC

It was great having Clara here. She was silly at times but won our hearts!

Clara helps eat my chocolates

clara cuddles with imogen

April 11, 2009

Gwendo Lynn was here!

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We had a special visitor for the month of March here at the CSMH. She was a beautiful charming girl named Gwendo Lynn (Gwenie). Gwenie had lots of fun. She made many new friends.

Gwen and Bonanzo

Gwen and Bonanzo

Getting closer to Bonanzo

Getting closer to Bonanzo

We were a bit concerned that she was getting too serious too fast, she’s just a young monkey and these long distance relationships just never work out.

Tabitha thinks about what to do with the budding romance

Tabitha thinks about what to do with the budding romance

Luckily Tabitha was on the job! She decided that perhaps we needed to introduce Gwen to the joys of something we call “Tim Hortons” – a magical place that has coffee, tea and DONUTS! Dave nobly took on the role of showing Gwen the ropes.

Gwen with her Timmies!

Gwen with her Timmies!

Gwen loved it! She and her “unkie Dave” bonded.

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Next post: Gwen explores college life!

March 5, 2009

No sock monkeys should mean a quieter house, right?

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No such luck here.

The boys are rowdy and anxious for a sock monkey visitor to arrive. I’ve tried telling them to be patient but you know how hard it is for an 8 year old boy and nearly 4 year old boy to wait…. It’s like asking fish to breathe carbon monoxide all day.

We haven’t heard from Morty yet, but he had a pretty long journey before he will arrive at his first foster mom’s house in Massachusett’s. I thought I’d throw up the picture of him when he was all ready to go. We should hear from him very soon.

Morty gets ready for his US adventure

February 26, 2009

I’m off to see the world!

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Here it is: Today’s the day I leave my home for 7 long months to stay with foster moms all over the country next door! I was calling it ooohsa, but mom tells me it’s more like the u-s-a. Whatever mom! I’m going there no matter what it’s called!

I’ve got my passport ready, my hair looks awesome and I’ve had good long cuddles with my family. I was going to leave last night but my flight got delayed or something (mom didn’t say exactly).

I’m ready to conquer the world! I know Kung-Fu and how to be a pirate now so I figure that I’m pretty much as ready as I need to be. Oooohsa uhhh U-S-A here I come!

Mortimer Hubert Keanu Johnny Reeves Depp Young, World Travelling Sock Monkey Extraordinaire

P.S. Mom says that will never fit on business cards and I’m going to have to cut out the names that aren’t really mine.

P.P.S. Mom says she’s not getting me business cards so I asked why I have to shorten my name?

P.P.P.S. Uh oh, mom’s getting steamed! Time to go! See you soon world!

February 20, 2009

Self help guides for Mischevious Sock Monkeys

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Mortimer has decided to get some reading done before he leaves on his travels. His passport is almost ready and I’ve got his travel journal all set. He thinks the needs some clothes but I told him he would likely get spoiled at his Foster Mom’s houses so he can WAIT. I did give into his request for hair, after all.

He got a big book order in today. I’m glad he’s reading but I’m not too sure about the topics he’s picked.

Your thoughts?

Morty learns how to be a pirate

Morty learns how to be a pirate

Reading "A Villain's Guide to Better Living"

Reading "A Villain's Guide to Better Living"

"How to be a Villain"

"How to be a Villain"

He swear these are self-help books, but I’m really not so sure….

However he’s been a well-behaved boy today so he’s going to go to his first movie! We’ll see if he behaves through that – it will determine his participation in Erik’s 8th Birthday party on Sunday.

Off to see: Madagascar 2 at the local public school. Popcorn and juice will be consumed. Much hilarity will be viewed by all.

February 18, 2009

Before and After photos

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This is me, a mere 2 days ago in front of the Sock Monkey Hostel (aka Home) with only my hat and my scarf.

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Well hello world! Look at me now!

Morty and his new hair, smile and eyebrows

Morty and his new hair, smile and eyebrows

I am quite pleased with my new “look.” I just can’t decide whether I look more like him:
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or him:
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February 17, 2009

Monkey trouble

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Morty (as he’s taken to being called) needs some restaurant manners training. I got this candid photo of him as he was being hauled out of the dessert case at the best local cafe.

Morty in the dessert case!

Morty in the dessert case!

Lucky for him, the ladies at Cake fell fast and hard for his charms and didn’t punish him this time. He’s got charisma!

Morty with Deb on the left, Dana on the right.

Morty with Deb on the left, Dana on the right.

He’s started bugging me about hair, especially now that Sister Mary Monkeypants has her nun habit. Oi!

February 16, 2009

Monkeys can be Charitable.

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My Mom does weird stuff. She says she’s a chapter leader for this thing called Blankets 4 Canada. I don’t think she knows that chapters are a part of books. Anyways she took me to this meeting where there was sooo much yarn! I’ve never seen so much yarn! And there were warm blankets too. She wouldn’t let me take any home but says she’ll make me my very own from whatever yarn I want!

Mom says that her and the people there make these blankets and just give them away! I say it’s a little strange but it seems to make them really happy. She took some pictures of me at the meeting.

Mortimer in a yarn basket

Mortimer in a yarn basket

I even helped with making the blankets! I sat on this one so it wouldn’t slide off the table. Everyone said I was very helpful! It was kind of fun, but I wish Mom had let me bring some bananas.

Mortimer sits on a blanket

Mortimer sits on a blanket

Mom says she’s going to put updates from my foster moms on here when I’m away, as well as stuff the other monkeys are doing with my family. I guess that’s okay.

February 14, 2009

Monkeys can go to College too!

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Before he sets off on his world adventures, I decided Mortimer should get some higher education. So he came to college with me.

Mortimer and Marcy

Mortimer and Marcy

He wasn’t all that impressed with school work.

Staring down the power point slides

Staring down the power point slides

He was a big hit with all the girls. Jennifer took to him immediately.

Getting to know Jen

Getting to know Jen

And by lunchtime he was happily eating a yogurt parfait with Tabitha.

Mortimer eats Tabby's parfait

Mortimer eats Tabby's parfait

He even sucked up to the prof! (I hope he suggested I get an A).

Mortimer with Prof. Pam

Mortimer with Prof. Pam

It was a pretty busy day for a small sock monkey. Mortimer was suitably tired and settled into one of  his many preferred sleeping spots quite easily.

Mortimer with Wil's stuffed doggie

Mortimer with Wil's stuffed doggie

Later: Mortimer goes to a Blankets 4 Canada Meeting.

Mortimer’s First Day

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Meet Mortimer Hubert:

mortimer the sock monkey sits in a chair reading a book

mortimer the sock monkey sits in a chair reading a book

Mortimer arrived on Mon, Feb. 9th.

He spent his first night bonding with family members.

Erik holds Mortimer

Erik holds Mortimer

He was an instant part of the family.

Bob smiles at Mortimer

Bob smiles at Mortimer

He was a bit perplexed by some of the clan.

Mortimer with Stuffed Simba the Tiger

Mortimer with Stuffed Simba the Tiger

But quickly found acceptance and love in the house.

Mortimer falls asleep on the couch with Wil

Mortimer falls asleep on the couch with Wil

All things said, it was a pretty good first day!

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