Saturday, February 3, 2007

Our Son's First Teddy and Blankie

Last night we were at our friends' house so we could babysit for them while they went out on a date. It's great that our good friends are also our neighbors and have kids the same age. Makes for a great babysitting co-op! : )

Before they left, their daughter spilled the beans and told me "Mommy is making you a teddy and blankie for your new baby." Because the surprise was spoiled, Daiquiri brought out her gift for me, and I burst into tears. (As you can tell from the last two posts...I'm a crier)

She had crotcheted a beautiful teddy bear and matching blanket for our new son. The teddy bears are a tradition around here for each new baby and it meant so much to me, like a promise that it really is going to be my turn soon. My little boy will be coming home....he already has a special blankie and teddy!

I've mentioned Daiquiri several times on this blog. She is such a special friend, and as you can see from the photos, very talented as well. We tease her about being Martha Stewart without the criminal history. : )

Isn't he a cute teddy?!!? I can't wait to give him to our little boy. See what I mean about the amazing friends we have? We are so blessed!


adopting lady said...

Your blog is such an inspiration to me. My husband and I are just starting the process and it looks like we are working through the same orphanage. I love your detailed list of what you are going to spend. That teddy and blanket are super cute!

Betty said...

What an inspirational story.
Please post the directions for the Teddy Bear and Blankie.
I would love to gift someone with them.
You are so selfless and talented.