Monday, September 22, 2008

We're Beary Thankful for our Gifts!

Please forgive the cheesy title. I just couldn't resist.

I'm posting these thank yous in the wrong order. I will post last months thank yous soon, but the pics are on our other computer.

As for this month...we were overwhelmed again by your generosity. I think we were even more excited than Will. We went to see Kung Fu Panda on our anniversary this year, and we loved it. So we were extremely excited to see the cute Kung Fu Panda stuff--especially the cars. Our boy is very serious about the cars. You can see in the picture that he's not really smiling--he's analyzing the cars very carefully. After we were done opening the package, he let me put everything back for a little while--except the cars. We recently learned that one of the words he keeps saying is the Chinese word for cars. I think it's "chixi" but it might be a z instead of an x. I forget! And we love the sticker book. I'm already starting him a little sticker book with the stickers he gets from the doctor, etc.

We also play a lot of games and read a lot of books, so we loved the Eric Carle books and games. I'd been thinking Will should have a copy of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? But hadn't gotten it yet. And we definitely have to use board books right now. Our boys is destructive, just like his mommy! I love that the Brown Bear book also has the Chinese in it!

The Feng Shui bear is adorable, but the box it cam in is just as cute with the bright colors and the dragons on it. We are going to use it as a keepsake box.

Thank you so, so much. I know Will would be thanking you to if he could. We're working on that. ;)

I hope you are enjoying the fall. We love it!

God bless,
Tara, John, and Will

Sunday, September 21, 2008

THANK YOU!! to Cathy & Mark's secret pal Tonja!!

We were so excited to get a HUGE box delivered this week!! It was just chock full of all kinds of cool things for travel and other great stuff!! We received travel items, stacking cups, a very nice window shade, a travel utensil set, a baby book, just to name a few things. AND a giant jar of pink m&ms!!! This is so funny, because m&ms are my absolute favorite candy - people at work give them to me, I get them for my birthday, etc. so this was just so cool and is just perfect. And we are thrilled to announce that our secret pal was Tonja!! Thank you so much for being such a great pal, you have sent so many wonderful things. Each box of treasures was just perfect, and we really feel like we are getting prepared with the things we need. Thanks for making each month of waiting a little more bearable! :-) We just can't thank you enough for your friendship and being a terrific pal!!! We look forward to being able to celebrate together with our referrals!! Love, Cathy & Mark