I couldn’t possibly put on this blog all the adorable, thoughtful, hilarious and perfect baby things we have received from people. And I am going to take a shot in the dark and say that you don’t want me to. (Which is self-centered of you by the way.)
But as my short-term memory seems to function the best, here are two of the most recent:
The first are two of M. Sasek‘s wonderful “This is…” books. He was a Czech artist, illustrator and author and these popular children’s books have been re-issued now several decades after his death. Bryan and I have often perused them in our local bookshop, and even bought one or two for a new babe. So in this case, it is Sarah & Josh achieving that rare thing: getting us something we would secretly want to get ourselves.
When Dave & Trina came to visit us in London a year ago, the two boys decided the best possible impression they could achieve of a British person would be to yell “blikey” (apparently a portmanteau of ‘blimey’ and ‘crikey’- and don’t feel bad, I had to look up the word “portmanteau”) and “bloomy” (no idea) in an English accent while pretending to remove a monocle and top hat and then bowing dramatically. I don’t know if it was the rum & cokes, but it was really hilarious every time. I would say you had to be there, but I mean, you didn’t. You can try it at home and I bet you will laugh too. Those crazy cats in Chicago mailed us this: