Happy New Year dear Sasha collectors! ❤
You may remember this wee baby caught in a bottle. Poor thing! He was very, very frightened to be caught in such tight quarters where he could not move his hands, head, or legs much. 😦
Well, with help from his Mommy, the little tyke was freed! He was much relieved but he was so very, very afraid of the big, bad bottle. 😦
[This wee one is named Calvin or Cal for short. He was found in the Pasadena, CAL-ifornia doll show last May when Laura Ward and I visited with Cassie Rogers. Laura rescued him, took him home, cleaned him up, and then kindly allowed me to adopt the sweet boy. I was over the moon for him and immediately dressed him in a lovely Diane Duke outfit.]
Now, back to the story…
Cal cried and pleaded to his Mommy to remove the big, bad bottle so he would no longer be afraid. Wisely, his Mom said to him, ” Yes baby dear, Mommy could indeed remove this big bottle so that you would not see it and you would no longer be afraid for now.” Mommy then cradled baby Cal in her arms and further spoke with love, “But baby dear, the world is full of big, bad bottles and while Mommy can remove them for you for a season, you must learn how to remove them for yourself.”
Cal looked with wonder at his Mommy and said “But Mommy, I am afraid of the bottle. It is much bigger than me and it might eat me again and I will be lost forever. How do I, a little tiny baby boy, remove such a huge bottle?”
Mommy lovingly said to Cal, you must have faith my son and you must face your big, bad bottle straight on with courage and you must master the bottle. When you have done this, you will be free of the bottle and it will no longer cause you to be afraid.”
Cal listened intently to every word and set out with confidence to conquer the huge towering bottle…
First, baby Cal decided to push the bottle over to make it more of a baby size. Well, that was not too hard to do!
“There, exclaimed Cal, I am not afraid of you! I am bigger than you now!”
“I can ride you bottle, like a horse! I am on top of the world and I own you now!!!”
A final brave act by Cal was to turn the bottle upside down and stand it up to its full, enormous size. But something had changed inside baby Cal by then….he was no longer afraid of the big bottle. “Mommy, guess what? I have faced the big, bad bottle and I am no longer afraid of it. I am so happy Mommy.” 🙂
“Yes, dear one, you are my brave little boy and you have not only faced and conquered your fears for this bottle but also, you are now fully prepared to address any future, big bad bottles that you might encounter. Well done my brave, wee one.” With that, Mommy hugged baby Cal and placed a gentle kiss on his cheek. Cal liked that very much! ❤
“Yeah, I am strong now!” Cal gleefully cried.
“I am so happy, I am free as a bird!” said Cal.
Next, Mommy undressed Cal to try on his new Christmas gift outfit. 🙂
“I love my new Charlie Brown outfit with a Snoopy hat!” said Cal. [made by Rosie Laird] 🙂
“I feel so happy Mommy. I am riding my friend Lammy Pie! We are celebrating life!” claimed Cal.
“Yippee! I am a lucky baby.” Cal shouted for all to hear. 🙂
“I think 2016 will be the best year ever Mommy!” Cal said and Mommy agreed with him! 🙂
“Lammy Pie is so very soft.” said Cal.
“Lammy Pie is my friend.” Cal warmly sighed.
“Happy New Year everyone!” exclaimed Cal. “Mommy and I both want to thank you for visiting us today. We are sending you the happiest of wishes for 2016 and extra special wishes for your first week in 2016.” 🙂 xxx
Note: I hope you enjoyed meeting baby Cal. I took these last few photos in an attempt to see his very nice eye painting around his raised lids. I had not noticed the wonderful detailing myself until I took these photos and was able to look closely at his eyes. I thought you would like to see it too. 🙂 xxx
Cal up close. 🙂
Cal even closer still. Stars of wonder. 🙂
Welcome to Cal and how liberating it must feel to be free of the bottle! Love his new outfit, it is gorgeous. What a special boy.
Hope you have a happy, healthy and fun filled year Ginger.
Thank you Lorraine. Cal is much happier now that the bottle is no longer a threat! I am glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you for the lovely New Year wishes. I wish you the very best too in 2016! 🙂 xxx
Poor Cal – baby Sashas and bottle just don’t mix. Glad he is out and learned a lesson. He is a lovely baby Ginger – nice adoption. Xx
Yes, I think poor Cal learned a good lesson in a hard way this time. Thank you Diane, I think he is a pretty baby too. 🙂 xxx
Thank you for another lovely blog, Ginger. Wishing you and all of your family a very healthy, happy new year…Carol
Hi Carol and you are very welcome. Thank you for the lovely New Year wishes! 🙂 xxx
A delightful little story example to teach the little ones to cope with and hopefully conquer any fears in life that we are faced with.
What a dear little baby!
PS.We here are all Snoopy character fans.
Thanks for the New Year wishes and we would like to wish you all over there the same for 2016.
Thank you Kendal and I think Cal is just the bee’s knees! I am glad you enjoyed the post. I was so surprised to see his eye painting detail. The gold tag and raised lids told me he was an earlier baby though no quirky eyebrow like his sister Pixie. I took the close up photos and still did not see the detailing until I was able to look at the photos. Note: I went to the eye doctor last week and my presription had changed. New glasses have been ordered and should help me see better! 🙂 xxx
Cal was a really brave little lad to face his fears like he did, I’m so glad he overcame being scared of the bottle…..and glad that he got out of it too!
Love both outfits on him, they are very nice and suit him perfectly. His eyes are lovely Ginger, the details are very pretty.
I wish you and your family (human, fur and vinyl) the very best of wishes for the New Year! I hope you have a great one and that it is filled with wonderful things and great health!
Big hugs Sharon xxx
Hi Sharon and thank you! I am glad you like his outfits. The babies are like an extra special Sasha treasure. Cal’s eyes were an unexpected find when I was finally able to see them up close. Though his eyes are tiny, they have nice detailing. Thank you for the lovely New Year wishes. 🙂 xxx
Poor Cal trapped in that bottle , but how wise of Mummy to help him understand and conquer his fear of that big bad bottle. Cal looked so nice in his Diane dukes knits and then again in his Rosie Laird set with his soft lamkins, a truly sweet addition to the Cow Creek Crew. happy New Year Calvin , to you and all at Cow Creek from
Auntie Dee and the Sasha Village xxx
Hi Dee and and thank you! I am glad you liked seeing Calvin of Cow Creek! Moo Moo!! Yes, he has conquered his fear and knows how to face the next one too! I love the knitted outfits by Diane and Rosie!! They are Just so sweet for the wee ones. Sasha babies are precious. 🙂 xxx
Happy New year Ginger!! May you continue to adopt more babies in the coming months 🙂
Thank you Ronny. It is so nice to hear from you. 🙂
Happy New Year to you and your family. 🙂 xxx
Finally i can rest easy knowing that little baby Cal has been released from that hungry bottle! What an ordeal for one so young and what a great lesson he has now learned. He is a cute little soul, how lovely to have such an early baby with his big gold tag. I love his wonderful knits and please give him a New Years hug from me xx
Thank you Janet and yes, poor Cal, he had to wait a while until after the Christmas posts. I did not like leaving him dangling that long but I think he is just fine now that the bottle has been slayed! 😉
Baby Cal sends a big Happy New Years hug back to you. ❤ xxx
Welcome little Cal – what a brave and special boy you are.
I know you will be happy with your new family as they are so loving and your new Mom is so wise.
Sending best wishes to you all, today and for the days to come 🙂
Hi Auntie Rosie! I love my new home and I love my Charlie Brown outfit that you knitted and Mommy gave to me. Thank you so much and thank you for the lovely wishes! 🙂 xxx