Monday, June 30, 2008

Hey Firecracker!

Dave and Di's Secret Pals have sen us such lovely games and gifts for June, including an outfit for our future little firecracker to wear next 4th of July!

(Pssst.... And, okay fellow Pandas, I think we can finally safely say we will all have kiddies at home with us next 4th of July. that is my prediction and I'm sticking with it! Don't tell China!)
I don't know how these pals of ours do it, but they always know my taste perfectly. They sent a little ladybug bikini-skirt bathing suit that I have been ogling for months now and telling myself "No! Save your money!" because, yes pals, you are right, we are trying to buy a house. We went into escrow last Friday, so, if everything works out with the home inspection, scheduled for this week, we will be moving in... in July!

It is a mystery to me how you knew just exactly the bathing suit I have been wanting. You are sooo cool!
I know I've played Hi Ho Cherry-O before too. What a good set of games/toys!

Also, we always like the notes you send, but this month's was especially cute, and the sentiments are very sweet. We glued it to the adorable polka dot envelope, and are going to frame it and hang it in Sophie's "new" room, which we're still going to keep in a red color scheme.

Big love and smooches to you guys!

PS. The dog and cat treats you sent do not appear in the photos because they have already vanished! Those cat treats must be the equivalent of kitty chocolate, because they disappeared in like seconds! Both treats were very much appreciated!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Shelton's say "Thank you, SP"

I have been out of town for a week - actually out of state - visiting friends in NJ. While I was up there, Robby told me that I had a package but he refrained from opening it up until Caitlin and I got home. It is always so much fun seeing what our SP has sent this month.

Two of the games are classics - Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land. We had these games when Caitlin was little but got rid of them when we moved as she had outgrown them. She was so excited to see these two games. She said she remembers how fun they used to be. Hopefully she will play them with her little sister someday.

The other two games are new. I've never seen them before, but we can't wait to try them out. I am sure Caitlin will be taking the plastic wrap off of them to see how they work. They are really cool as they are based off the books by Eric Carle.

As always, SP, we thank you so much for the great gifts. You always do such a great job.

Thank you from Mark & Cathy's pal!

A special thank you to our Secret Pal! Lots of fun things arrived in a big box, including a panda backpack, some fun Dora games, a classic Go Fish game, and a (thankfully) mess-free paint kit! We can't wait to see our little girl enjoy all the wonderful gifts our Secret Pals have given us. This set will be especially fun while on the road - let's Go! Love, the Lams

PS: Just in case you're wondering, this is Mark ghost writing for Cathy, thought I'd jump in for a change to say thanks, and that we really do appreciate everything - thanks!