Today has been an absolute fantabulous day! Today is my birthday, and I have been overwhelmed by awesomeness. Besides the fact that my allergies seem to have morphed into some sort of mutant cold thing, this day has been absolutely perfect! Roon took the entire day off, instead of the half day he was planning on, since I'm under the weather, which means that I have had no parental responsibilities that I didn't want to have today. Diapers? I DON'T THINK SO!!! Roon took me out to lunch (of course we had Bug and Boo in tow) and when we got home I had not 1, but 2 packages of birthday awesomeness waiting on my doorstep. I got a birthday present from my dad (an awesome rice steamer, that I plan to use, as soon as I have rice that isn't instant in the house. I know, I'm totally lame to still use instant rice...but dangit, it's easy!) and my spring swap package from the awesome and fantastic Mamarazzi!
Here is my package of spring goodness! (Yes, the card says "Sami". Once my blog redesign is done, it will be what I go by, because it is my (nick)name. People were starting to think my parents were hippies, or something, naming me "Symply" so I've decided to change it. Hope this doesn't blow your mind too bad!) I realized after I opened it, that I should probably wait to open the contents after the kids woke up/got home from school, so I had to wait a whole 30 minutes. Restraint, I tell ya...
First there was a note, explaining her view on spring. I love that it was handwritten! My handwriting is pretty much illegible, so I never handwrite anything. A very nice touch, I do think!
Each gift had a litttle card attached. The outside of the card said "Spring is" and the inside, gave a short explanation of what the item made her think of about spring. Here's what I got...
(Please ignore the narly look on my face. I was reacting to the kids absolute jubilation, at the sight of this 3D sidewalk chalk!)...For playing outside, and enjoying the longer days with the kids!
(Roon had a great time trying to teach the kids how to play with these Jacks. I think it was mostly because it had been so long since either of us had played them...)
This was a package of Cracker Jacks. I love Cracker Jacks, especially at a baseball game! I don't have a picture of this unwrapped, because while editing the pictures, we realized the Bug wasn't wearing any pants. No underpants either. He was going commando, and showing all you bloggy friends his business. In an effort to keep this a G rated blog, I opted to keep his junk private.
You are welcome.
...allergy and cold season (ain't that the truth!) This will help keep the germies away.
(all the kids just HAD to smell the vanilla scented hand sanitizer. Perfect size for the purse, and since they like the way it smells, maybe they won't fight me about using it!)
...when our little friends come out of hibernation, and fill the night w/ their songs.
These are the most adorable little frog figurines! My kids were fascinated with them, which means they will earn a prime spot in the china cabinet, until my kids are old enough not to break them.
Why another narly face?! I'm trying to look surprised, and it kinda came off looking dorky. You see, I sent Mamarazzi some of these too! Great minds think alike...or so I've been told!
Boy...I'LL SAY! I've always wanted to try these special K bars, but worried they would taste like "diet food". I haven't tried them yet, but they sure don't look like diet food!
There were two more packages, whose pictures were deleted due to partial nudity. Their clues were:
...for getting down and dirty, so pretty things can grow!
(This was a pair of gardening gloves, and some flower seeds, which I very much needed. I just hope I don't kill 'em! I have a special talent for that...)
... when those little surprises pop up in our yard.
This was the cutest little garden sign that says "I don't remember planting this". Too true in my "garden"! The only things that live, are the weeds!
And finally, here's a shot of everything all together.
Thanks so much Mamarazzi for being a fantastic swap partner, and awesome bloggy friend for life! If you want to see what I sent her, head on over here.
To check in with the rest of the spring swappy group, and blog jog to see who got what from whom...go visit ShortMama here. Thanks so much for hosting! You rock the block!
Oh! And how old am I? If you promise not to laugh, I'll tell you that I am 29 today. People are usually shocked to hear how "young" I am, because I act older apparently. I think you can tell from my blog, that I am most definitely NOT a grown up. Here's to the best year in my twenties yet!