1 year, 8 months.
The plan was for Uncle Joe, Aunt Rebecca, and your cousin Savannah to drive up from Pensacola to spend the Christmas holidays in Alabama with us at Nonna and Papa’s house. That was inspired by how well their Thanksgiving visit went just a month earlier.
However, the three of them got way too sick to ever leave Florida. So sadly, unfortunately, we didn’t get to see them as planned.
But even still, our family was pleasantly surprised this past week when an expected box arrived on our doorstep.
It turns out, Aunt Rebecca had our Christmas gifts shipped to us in the mail, so we could celebrate Christmas a little bit longer, into the new year.
I loved watching you open your gift. Your face lit up, “Baby!!!”
It was a Cabbage Patch Kids Cuties doll. And since that day you opened it, you’ve yet to spend a day without it.
You take the doll with you to bed, you push it in the stroller, and you attempt to even eat your meals with it.
As for your brother Jack, he was obviously pleased to receive a whoopee cushion, silly string, and slime. And Mommy loved her Mary Kay products.
Even I received something cool!
It’s a new mug with a big pickle for a handle. The next day at lunch, you sat next to me as I enjoyed my standard Ramen noodles it; while you munched on oatmeal.
There’s just nothing like getting a gift after you weren’t expecting to get anymore gifts. Typically, if there’s a mysterious box waiting for us on our doorstep, it’s because Mommy ordered something on Amazon, like a new water filter for our refrigerator.
But not this time.
This time, our whole family got a fun surprise!