Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Birthday Presents are the Best!

I just have to share some of the cool birthday goodies I've gotten. This came from my June '06 DTC Secret Pal. Our group is very active. We've even had merchandise made with our "June Bugs" logo on it. Well, somebody did anyway. I can't take credit for it but I love the tee shirt! Thanks Secret Pal! You make this wait a lot more fun with all of your wonderful gifts.
This came over the pond from fellow blogger and China waiting mom, Lee-Anne, who's way over in Australia. I love that she included a quilt square with a penguin on it for me and one with a koala on it to remind me of her. Because how can you think "koala" without thinking "Australia".
She also sent along this cute penguin book for Mia's collection. I can't wait to read it to her. Thanks so much for thinking of us Lee-Anne!
This came in the mail today from another fellow blogger and China waiting mom, Tracy. I know what you're thinking. I was also trying to figure out how the bottles didn't break on their commute from Florida.
But she tricked me... this was inside. They must've heard about my little penguin collection down there. How cute is this stuff?! A tray that makes ice cubes in the shape of PENGUINS! Another sweet little book for Mia's collection and even a funny card with a penguin on it. But check out the basket! It's adorable.
And look what's written on it. My girl has a place for her stuff! Sniff... I'm all choked up at your generosity, Tracy. You made my day. Thank you so much!
This was the birthday gift from my mom. It's a tee shirt and little tote bag that says "Aunts are God's special gift to children". She also added Shaoey and Dot to Mia's library. I love books. I have a big, comfy chair picked out for her nursery that I intend to buy. I have visions of reading many books to her all snuggled up in that chair together. But best of all, my mom got me a very generous gift certificate to Pottery Barn Kids. Yes, I know they're ridiculously overpriced. But I wanted to get a bookcase for Mia's room to hold her growing library and cutesy knick-knack stuff. After I figured out the position of the crib and the dresser/changing table, I realized that the only place for the bookcase was on the wall with the vent in it. Well, that wasn't going to work. Then I found this tower/bench combination in their catalog and fell in love! Not only is it a perfect solution to go on the window wall instead of blocking the vent....but I always used to dream of a window seat when I was a little girl! I just thought it'd be so special to have one. So since I never did, my girl will. And then when I saw the name written on the chalkboard in this catalog pic .....I knew it was meant to be! Thanks Mom!
Thanks again to everyone who thought of me on my birthday. I guess turning 35 was worth it.

23 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow! Those gifts are AWESOME!! Tracy is so clever to pack it in a beer box! I LOVE that basket!

Melissa said...

WOW!!!
you made out pretty darn good.
I LOVE Pottery Barn, have fun shopping!

C.J. said...

Wow girly, girl! You made the big haul :0)

I do love the window seat idea...that is gonna be so cool.

Joannah said...

Cool gifts, Krista!

tracy said...

Wow, you did make out! You make turning 35 sound exciting! I know, your all mad I didn't send the beer instead. Sorry girlfriend, I drank it all!

Donna said...

Major score...you have a lot of people who think a lot of you!

Doris & Dan said...

Great gifts!

Keep smilin!

Robin said...

You really did make out in the gift department there girl! Isn't it nice to know you are thought of and loved on your birthday.!!

Love the bookshelf. I know PBK is so expensive but I just love their stuff. So many cool ideas for stacking and storing too!

Catherine said...

You cleaned up baby! And, what a beautiful window bench!!!

Jill and Jaap said...

Some major scorage!
Love the bench!

Sam said...

You go, girl!!! Wow!

Now I'm depressed. My birthday sucked. Not even a card.

A Special Family said...

How wonderful!!!!!
:)

a&mg said...

Great gifts! I really like the bookshelf/bench combo. Another penguin book suggestion for you is "Tacky the Penguin" and "Three Cheers for Tacky".

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Wow you raked in quite a haul there Krista! I think the tower/bench has you written all over it, or well Mia actually.

Lee-Anne said...

Gogrgeous! Nothin better than getting pressies in the mail!!!

I LOVE the bench/tower...AND the blackboard says MIA - it's made just for her!!!

Mark & Michelle said...

What GREAT gifts - Mia is going to be one lucky little girl with a mother that is so loved.

Glad you had a good birthday.

Shandra said...

Great b-day stuff. Pretty soon you will be able to open you own PENGUIN wildlife center. Are you doing your little ones room in them?

Colleen said...

WOW did you get some good stuff or what?? leave it to Tracy to be all sneaky like that and hide the goods in a beer box. LOVE the penguin basket. Good stuff!!!

kris said...

Looks like you made out girl! Great gifts!!

K. said...

What a great birthday! Happy belated!

Kerrie

Drea said...

Love the pottery barn shelf! I want one! And, the new color on our shirts looks awesome hey?

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Holy cow....you got some great stuff!! I would've been excited to see the beer box too....I'm sure Tracey had fun drinking in the SUN!!!
I too found a wall organizer off Pottery Barn, but I cannot handle the shipping costs to Canada. So I have put my dad on a PROJECT!!!

Lisa & Jeff said...

Oh man....It was your birthday but it looks like Tracy was the one that had one helluva party!! hehe!!