gifts from grandma and grandpa

Posted on October 1st, 2012 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I have very cool in-laws.Ā  Besides the fact that they gave birth to and raised the cutest and smartest boy on the planet, and besides the fact that they live in a little adobe house smack in the middle of Santa Fe (where we get to stay when we visit them), and besides the fact that they actually seem not to mind me being their daughter-in-law, they also send us packages.

Their last box contained a tin of Royal Dansk butter cookies, which have since become Zia’s favorite.Ā  The cookies were probably their grandpa’s doing (Zia and Caleb affectionately know him as Pom-Pom) and I suspect he usually has a hand in the goodies.

There was also this snuggly blanket for Cash, who rarely gets to cuddle with it, since it’s often wrapped around Zia or spread under her while she watches a movie. He will probably have to wait till he’s bigger than his sister before he actually gets dibs on it. (I had to guard it with my life in order to snap this picture.)

Not long ago, I got my very own package. My mother-in-law ordered this little fleece jacket for me, and it’s perfect. I use it two or three times every night when Cash wakes for his feedings.

I used a hoodie to keep warm during nighttime nursings until she sent this, but this is so much better. I can pull it on with one hand, since the sleeves are wide and on the shorter side. There are no metal zipper teeth to watch out for with baby–it has just one button closure at the top–and it’s big enough to pull around him and keep him snug without using a blanket. I might even make a couple more cozy jackets at some point, using this design.

Thanks so much, Mom and Dad, for being such sweet and very cool in-laws!

6 Responses to “gifts from grandma and grandpa”

  1. Hannah says on :

    I remember when my grandparents used to send us goodie boxes in the middle of the long PA winter… such a bright spot in our day, week, month… lol

  2. jodi says on :

    Very sweet inlaws for sure!! I love the snuggly blanket!

  3. Melissa says on :

    Ahhh…the excitement of getting a package! That jacket is perfect for nursing. And I’m guessing, but I’m pretty sure they think you are very sweet and cool as well.

  4. mom and dad says on :

    hi honeeeeee………..what a sweet blog….goes with a very sweet and wonderful family:) we will have to send lil Zia her own blankee, as soon as I find the right one for her šŸ™‚ luv u guys to the moon/mom YUP; POMPOM sent the cookies šŸ™‚

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Love you too…and Zia doesn’t seem to care that the blankie was sent to Cash…please say thanks to PomPom for the cookies!

  6. Mimi says on :

    Really cute things for Cash!! And he is growing!!! Mimi