Sunday, November 04, 2007

Two big boxes....

About 2 months ago, my family and Peter's family each sent us a massive box full of baby items. Peter's parents sent over alot of cloths from his cousin, and loads of sheets, blankets, diapers, everything you'd need for a crib. My parents sent of a second hand car seat and each of my siblings added their own little gift.
A friend of ours 'stole' these boxes and surprised us one evening when we went around to play games. We did not play any games, but we spent over an hour opening these two boxes. It was so fun, but it also made me miss my family SO much. I am so blessed, though, to have such great friends here who were swilling to sit through an hour of us opening all these gifts. It was great and we laughed so much.
What baby is complete with out some U of I clothing? You can see I am still a big fan of the Bears and the Fighting Illini!!! Go Illinois!
This bib was by far Peter's favorite, it says 'All American Baby.' I can't even tell you how hard we laughed. We got another bib from South Dakota with this catchy slogan 'South Dakota, closer than North Dakota.' Seriously, who sells these things....
We got some really nice, really warm outfits for the baby..which is good, because they are predicting a snowy, cold winter. I can only hope!!!
You can see the massive pile of clothes we received from the Netherlands. It was interesting putting away all the outfits, we have Dutch, American, and British sizes...they are all different!
Some cute little outfits from America....
I couldn't help but show this pic, even though I look like a major dork...this was the other bib...Ski Illinois with a person skiing behind a cow...too funny! Below is another favorite of Peter's. My brother and sister-in-law live near Holland Michigan, and Alysa sent us a pair of wooden shoes with 'Baby Brokaar' written on them, along with some real delft made in China magnets. Again, we laughed so hard!

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