Thursday 23 March 2017

A girl and her Monkey....

Ellie my 9 year old has a fantastic memory for dates and she mentioned that a couple of weeks ago it has been a year since she got her Monkey.....

In case you didn't know Monkey is Ellie's favourite toy ever.....Looking at him you might think he doesn't look like a monkey. You're right, he isn't. He's a

When we were looking around the charity shops last year Ellie spotted a monkey she wanted. As it was the first of the many charity shops on our high street we said wait and see if there's anything else you want in any of the other shops. She didn't see anything else and when we went back to buy the monkey he had gone and there was a lion in his place.....She bought that and named him Monkey.

Since that day Monkey has slept with Ellie every night, has been there in all the important moments in her life over the last year like birthdays and Christmasses and he really is part of the family now.....

Monkey has been on most of the days out we have had....To the park, beach, shopping and he even rode in the limo when we went to see Disney on Ice. Of course he met Anna and Elsa too!

Monkey has been bought Halloween outfits, Christmas outfits and presents and we buy banana things especially for him....We even go shopping in charity shops for every day outfits....Stu and I have often said we must be mad treating Monkey like he is a real person to but Ellie he is.....

So far we have never lost Monkey....We have had moments where he went missing for a short period but I really hope that day never comes....I think Ellie would be lost without Monkey....Be assured if you can't see Monkey in a photo he is nearby....hehehe

Now that it's a year since we've had Monkey and he is such a big part of our family Ellie want's to have a birthday party for him....I said we will


  1. Aww how sweet, it's lovely when a child gets attached to a toy. My girl has had a bear that was a gift when she was born, she's called Bonnie as she used to play the tune 'my Bonnie lies over the ocean.' She was a great comfort to her when she was in hospital, she'seven been for a CT scan! I think Ellie's Monkey has more outfits than me :) x

    1. Aww! That is so sweet...
      Monkey has just been to the dentist with us...He got a sticker. hehehe x