Nov '06- 2nd year Birthday Exchange

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Nov '06- 2nd year Birthday Exchange

I just wanted to start a thread so that we can post pictures of our gifts, etc. Some of the first gifts are just going out...

For those that did not have the early birthdays, please try to make sure your gifts get there in time. Thanks!

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Thank you ~Mel~!

Melissa, thank you for the cool Thomas and Elmo bath toys! Gabe loves them! He also loves the box they came in....his new game is putting them in the box and making me fish them out. I can't wait to try them in the bath!

OK, here are the pics this time.... Smile

Yes, that's washable crayon on the wall behind him....

They took a ride in the car with Cookie Monster....

This was after he put all the trains in his car and went back to watching TV....

Then he shared some chips with his new friends....

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I can't see your pics at all Jen...is it my computer?

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I can see your pics. Cute!

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I see them now too!!! He looks so cute. The bath toys are very cool!

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I'm just now seeing these! Look at Gabe how grown he looks! He's so cute!

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Please tell me I didn't ruin his hair. Sad It's starting to grow back in, but sooooo slowly.... I still miss his curls.

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To Pat and Tyr,

Thank you SO much for the gift!!! Makenna LOVED it! The book about the favourite bear is perfect for our family! LOL!!! She has used the crayons and activity book at East Side Marios on Saturday! The sticker have carefully been placed on her hands, then moved to sticker book! (with the help of tape!) She just loves stickers, and thank you for remembering her love of the Little Mermaid!

Now, as for the Tyr original, can I just say...it is ADORABLE!!!! Thank you for that! It matches her room perfectly! What a great idea, and very much appreciated!

My camera is at DH's work, but when I get it back I will post pictures.

Thanks for taking the time to think of us!

Michelle and Makenna

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Dear Melissa, Julia & Lydia too! (OneLuckyLady)

Thank you so much for Zane's birthday gifts! It was really sweet of you, Melissa, to time it so that the package arrived today. I know you have your hands full! I took some pics of Zane opening the gifts. It was right before a late nap and he wasn't in the best of moods, so please excuse the lack of smiles. He loved the Tonka train and fire engine and we read the book before his nap. The outfit is perfect too. You knew exactly what to get for a boy! THANK YOU!! Biggrin

XOXO

Anne & Zane

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YAY!!!! It was so much fun shopping for a boy Smile

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I am so tired but I must get this Thank you up!

Rhonda & Addison,

Angelina LOVES her gifts! I can't believe you even sent her some Holloween candy, all the way from Canada! I tasted one and it's definitely diffrent that something around here. The book w/ CD is sooooo cute! I think it actually looks like Angelina! It's so descriptive. She has looked at it about 4x this evening. She loves her little Dora because she is carrying a pumpkin trick or treat bucket like Angelina has two of. lol! and the outfit really suits her too! You are a great shopper. Oh and we even put the little tiny Dora on her diaper bag.



mmmm CANDY!

all the loot!

Look at the tiny Dora on the zipper!

a page from the book! So funny!

and a video!

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that is the cutest potty book ever! i love it! is it just me or is that just hilarious that that kid is bending over and it shows his little butthole? LOL

here's one of Secily playing with her new Dora the Explorer magnetic writing board! It also has an attached book at the bottom with all the alphabet, a story and it shows examples of "A" words, "B" words, etc etc. She absolutely loved it! Thank you so much Darcy and Noah! She calls it her "Dora thing" and won't leave home without it now.

i thought i had taken video, but i must have not uploaded it to Photobucket yet. If i get the chance, i'll add it later. Thanks again to Darcy and Noah!

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First off...I LOVE THE BIRTHDAY HAT!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!

awww...I am so glad it finally arrived!!! I was gettin' worried! I'm glad she liked all her things darlin'..I have to admit though, I kinda threw the candy in for big brother ;). But I'm glad Angelina liked it! Smile That video about made me cry! OMG, that was so precious...*sigh..melt my heart*

I bought that same book for Addison, I about pee'd my own pants when I looked through it, I was laughing so hard..but it is sooooo to the point and I thought hey, we are all pretty much in that "potty training" stage and it seemed like kind of a neat book. The cd is pretty silly but Addy likes it. I hope the outfit fits her....you must post a pic of her in it..she will look great in that color!!!

Again you are sooooooo welcome. Give Angelina a big ol kiss and hug from Addy and I ok!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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I'm sorry I didn't post this earlier. I wanted to get the pics updated but haven't been able to. I will soon I promise. I got some great pics of her playing. Thank you Levi and Becky!!! The tub stickers are great. I'd never seen them before, but she loves them! Thank you! Thank you!

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Our gifts arrived even through all the snow. Smile We let him open gifts last night since we'd be short on time tonight due to trick or treating. He loved the books, and has been laying on the blankie all morning. Thank you soooo much to Erin and Dustin for GREAT gifts!!

Opening first gifts:

Opening blanket with help from Keekee

All the loot

Where he's been most of the morning, in fact laying there now watching bubba play Wii

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awesome gifts everyone!!

Eryn did you make that blanket??? Those no-sew blankets are the best!!!!!! I love it, its so boyish and cozy looking!

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Im so happy he is enjoying it Carrie!
I had a heck of a time tying all the edges because Dustin kept trying to pull it off with him. Lol he loves the fleece blanket's. Biggrin
and Alan helped me pick the fabric out, then got mad when I told him it wasn't his. :lol:..so lots of little hand's helped me make it! lol. I thought some books would go perfectly with a warm blanket too.:)
Happy Birthday again, sweet precious boy! xoxoxo

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Finally, a couple pics...

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Cool tub stickers!! Yay!!

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"mommys" wrote:

I'm sorry I didn't post this earlier. I wanted to get the pics updated but haven't been able to. I will soon I promise. I got some great pics of her playing. Thank you Levi and Becky!!! The tub stickers are great. I'd never seen them before, but she loves them! Thank you! Thank you!

Oh my goodness, cute photos! I LOVE bath time!

I'm so glad you got them! I saw them in the store and thought about how fun they would be. Smile I hope she enjoys them!

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i want some tub stickers like those!

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Tara, you should see the tub sticker set Ang got for her bday. It's a kitty & poodle that come with all kinds of outfits, shoes, etc. It is so cute! And she has so much fun with it!

Has everyone been getting their gifts ok? I know there has been lots of bdays but no new posts on here Sad

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I know, there should be a few people getting them this week. I don't worry until I haven't seen something for a few days though. There are only two that are past due (more than a day) and both people assured me that they have been shipped recently. We are doing well overall! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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Sorry I haven't posted before now.

Special thanks goes out to Charlotte and Angelina for Kara's birthday gifts. It was so cute- she finally figured out that the gift is better than the wrapping Lol

Yeah! Dora! (She insisted on wearing the Dora pajamas to bed that night... over her other pajamas :roll: )

"Open it, Mommy!)

Giving Elmo a kiss.

The loot:

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Thank you so much sweet little Layla!!! Addison saved her gifts and opened them at her party yesterday. All the gifts are so great!! As I type this, my husband is reading the book to Addy. She LOVES it...the baby kangaroo has really got her interested...love it!!! The t-shirt and stuffy are both so sweet, thank you soooo much!!!! It is so neat to have some things from Australia, what great keepsakes, we are really really pleased and so excited that you got her name for the exchange. Thank you again!!! Here are some pics for you!!






All the great gifts!

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Awww Kara, I'm glad you like your jammies, gorgeous!

How cool that you got gifts from Australia, Addy!!!

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Awww so glad she liked them. You are more than welcome! I hope the shirt fits! Smile That book has such gorgeous illustrations.

Oh, I have to explain the joke on the front inside cover......just in case it got lost in translation! We call a woollen sweater a "jumper". Its a lame-o joke but still kinda funny! LOL Smile

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Thank you JenBH and Gabe!!

Thank you sooo much. Jules opened your gift last night and she loved the Disney Princess shoes and fleece hoodie! She kept saying "put on now!" It was so cute. She's all girl so she was very excited over the wardrobe boost! She insisted on wearing them today and we are taking her to the Children's Museum for her birthday Smile I'll post pics as soon as I can. Thanks again. You were very generous!

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I'm glad she liked them! Sorry the wrapping was so messy and full of tape--I only had one paper grocery bag to wrap the box, and Gabe was grabbing everything.

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Thank you Sri and Ats for Brian's gift. He looooooved that little train engine you sent him, he loves taking it apart and putting it back together over and over! He also liked his book and he pretends that HE is reading it...Thank you for the cute card that you guys handmade for him (we noticed that you used Curious George stickers to make it extra special!) ... it was a very nice gift. I'll post pictures soon, ok?

Thank you again!!!

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"JenniferBH" wrote:

I'm glad she liked them! Sorry the wrapping was so messy and full of tape--I only had one paper grocery bag to wrap the box, and Gabe was grabbing everything.

Are you kidding? Anything less and Jules would have been into it way before I grabbed the camera Smile

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Thank you soooo much Griffin and Carrie!!!! Levi LOVES his fire truck! He even insists on traveling with it so it's been to Grandma's and ironically a restaurant that used to be a fire station called the "Engine House Cafe".

Here are some photos!
Opening the Moster Book: (One of Mom's FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME!)

Opening the truck:


"Oh yeah!" Can I take it out of the box yet Mom?!?


No time to put my clothes back on after cake: I must at once play with my fire truck!!!

Thank you so much Griffin! I LOVE MY TRUCK!

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"MommyLily" wrote:

Thank you Sri and Ats for Brian's gift. He looooooved that little train engine you sent him, he loves taking it apart and putting it back together over and over! He also liked his book and he pretends that HE is reading it...Thank you for the cute card that you guys handmade for him (we noticed that you used Curious George stickers to make it extra special!) ... it was a very nice gift. I'll post pictures soon, ok?

Thank you again!!!

Yay - I'm glad it got there and that he likes it. I remembered at the last minute that you said he likes Curious George and I had some CG stickers so I stuck them on the card. Smile

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Thank you Hawkes and Drake for the 2 awesome train books. They arrived a while ago but I made him wait until his birthday to open them. Ats loooves them - perfect combination of his 2 most favorite things - books and trains Smile Here are a few pictures -





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Glad he likes them. Freight train is a favorite around here. I love the Donald Crews books and the other looked neat.

I also wanted to thank enna for the puzzle game and the outfit. The outfit looks so snuggly and the game has been a huge hit, he loves it. Bugs and puzzles are a good combo here. I took pictures, but am waiting for DH to upload them.

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Ethan loved his gifts! Andrea knew just what he would like!
He got 2 Cars books and some awesome wooden puzzles. I forgot to upload a pic of the puzzles but will fix later!! Here's the books:


Thanks!!!!

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"drakew" wrote:

Glad he likes them. Freight train is a favorite around here. I love the Donald Crews books and the other looked neat.

I also wanted to thank enna for the puzzle game and the outfit. The outfit looks so snuggly and the game has been a huge hit, he loves it. Bugs and puzzles are a good combo here. I took pictures, but am waiting for DH to upload them.

You're very welcome! Glad Hawkes is enjoying the puzzle game. Biggrin

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Thank you Liliana & Sol!!!!
Gabriel absolutely loves his new clothes!


Can you see how excited he is?!?!

When I say "say cheese" that means get it right up next to the camera and cover your face. Smile
The first pic is a book- which both him and his sister love because it has a snowman in it. It's Welcome Winter

Just chilin' in his new clothes.

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Thankyou so much to Jenny and Ethan for sending Layla some gorgeous clothes.

She got a really sweet little top and a pair of pink ballerina pj's. We totally love them both! And such a sweet little card too, she carried it around for ages, when I asked her what the card said, she said "Name Yay Ya" lol Smile

Here are a couple of pics (PLease excuse the dirty top she has on....she was "helping" me drink a hot chocolate earlier) LOL

I will take some pics of the actual clothes soon.

Thanks again.

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[quote=jotandboyz]Thankyou so much to Jenny and Ethan for sending Layla some gorgeous clothes.

She got a really sweet little top and a pair of pink ballerina pj's. We totally love them both! And such a sweet little card too, she carried it around for ages, when I asked her what the card said, she said "Name Yay Ya" lol Smile

Here are a couple of pics (PLease excuse the dirty top she has on....she was "helping" me drink a hot chocolate earlier) LOL

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I am so glad you guys liked them! I think the pj's might be kinda big but I saw them and remembered you said she like ballet so I had to get them!

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I hope everyone has received their gifts by now. I've sent out PM's to those I'm unsure about, please still post your pictures!!!!

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so photobucket is hating me today, but to kara and jill...THANK YOU! noah loooooves the Cars slippers, he seriously won't take them off. Smile the board books are also a HUGE hit. so much fun. thank you! i'll try to get a picture of noah running around in the slippers and post it. he really really loves them. Smile

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