6/6/08

Friends with generous hearts


Seems like every day when I get home there is a new package on the steps...oh, not for me, for MISS FLYNN!! Her world is already filled with testaments to the generosity of those who welcome her into our world. And the wonderful thing is that each gift has been given with such careful thought...each perfect just for her. I am putting each and every note and card in her life book (well, I've tucked them into the album for future pasting, since that's one project that has been forcibly on the sidelines of late!)

Fliss sent her this wonderful singing book, which is very zen, and is also all about DUCKS! Yes, I am already preparing to teach Flynn all about the wonders of ducks. Before long, I have no doubt, she will be just as duck-crazy as her mum.
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Hayley sent a wonderful package full of goodies in her inimitable style - Hayley, who has been my friend since very early in our adoption process, understands our lifestyle very well. Among her gifts were a full set of mini-masters board books (art being, of course, a primary influence in our family dynamic), and this absolutely fantastic version of Pippi Longstocking, as illustrated by Lauren Child (of Charlie and Lola fame). I absolutely love it, and it is the perfect book for our Flynn!

After perusing it heavily, I discovered that this is my absolutely favorite illustration from the book. I have a feeling that at some point we will have a very similar picture of Flynn in her pirate hat (which Hayley also provided, in an earlier package, I might add!)

Again, I just don't have the words to express how grateful I am to all of you who have sent such thoughtful and perfect gifts to Flynn. So, Hayley, Fliss, Heather, Yoli, Maryellen, Doris, Juliette, Chrissie, and everyone who has sent packages for Flynn, I owe you all "thank you" cards. I am waiting on a few very special sets of cards that I ordered recently from Bluebird Lane...so I'm a bit behind the ball, but you will be thanked!...and thanked, and thanked....OOXX

9 comments:

C&A said...

What sweet friends-are you having a adoption party?

Vivian M said...

Kerri loves Charlie and Lola! Very cute! And that white dress in the first picture is adorable. Flynn is going to be quite the fashionista!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Knowing little Miss Flynn will learn about ducks is thanks enough all ready... I saw that and thought of you and your duck obsession... gotta teach her the duck world while she is still 'fresh'... hehe

Heather said...

I'm glad you like. I have to share with you my two favorites. One is the orange Oilily outfit shown in the picture with the ruffles on the butt (which never ceased to bring a smile to my face!)and the other is the outfit with the little Asian girl on the shirt! I hope you love these as much as I did. Both of these outfits were worn in China by both of my girls.

kerri said...

Beautiful gifts.
I am a huge Lola and Charlie fan. ;)

Yoli said...

Flynn is already very loved by many people. Her Mom is so easy to love too. You do not need to send me a thank you card, you already thanked me. I always forget to send thank you cards but I thank everyone via email.

I love your obcessions with ducks. My feather obcession are pigeons and of course, you know my animal obcession.

Juliette said...

I love going to nurseries and picking plants. But sadly we cannot go by bicycle, too far...
The books look great!I think it's normal your girl gets spoiled. She is too darn cute and deserves the best.
Maƫlle loves your book so much! She keeps saying "my Mom is not cool!" and after looks t me and say "je t'aime"!

Snowflowers Mum said...

I love that picture too....when I think of you guys I'm afraid I keep thinking of your little QuiQui as 'The Mighty Flynn', I just cant shake it....perhaps it speaks of things to come!

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kris said...

How incredible!! What great gifts! (And I must add that that Hayley is ONE hell of a gift giver. She was my secret pal with our first adoptions and OH.MY.GOSH. She just has a way of "getting" people!).

I had no idea Fliss and I lived so near each other. I have family from her town!