I heart Giraffes

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December 12, 2012 by admin

I don’t know about you but I always thought we’d be reading lots of train, car and pirate books with two boys in the house, and we definitely do, but we also have a surprising number of giraffe books too.

Like Saffy which has been a favorite since the guys were teeny tiny.  (Oh my goodness I just found out there’s a Saffy AND Ollie book now too!)

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And I am a Little Giraffe which talks about where giraffes live and their day to day life.  Because of this book, the guys talk about Africa all the time.

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(They also love Big Max and the Missing Giraffe especially as a bed-time book because it’s SO long.  But we don’t have this one yet: the Existential Giraffe.  The title makes me giggle so I’m intrigued.)

Anyways, I totally think it’s genetic.  My grandma came for a visit a little while ago and I never realized how much she loved giraffes (for their color, eyelashes and gracefulness, just like me!!) and I hope we can go to the zoo together the next time she comes down.  Maybe I need to score this sweet giraffe shirt for us to wear!

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I also wish my brown bird lunch cooler from Canadian Designer So Young mother came in Brown Giraffe too because I would definitely love another.  While I do love the backpack pattern, I think I’m holding out to get the guys the world map one for next fall.  (Perfect for world travelers, don’t you think?)

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But my absolute favorite giraffe in the world?  My little guy’s huggie:

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He’s very well-loved, a little worn in a Velveteen-rabbit-sort-of-way and I can’t imagine life without him.  (So please little guys just stay sweet a little while longer, this momma wants to soak up every drop of it!)

(PS. I have been searching for a certain giraffe shirt I saw one of Gwen Stefani’s boys wearing in US weekly last year and I still can’t find it but I totally came across this crazy re-cap of a giraffe on the loose in the UK in the process.  Unrelated, but a diversion nonetheless.)


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