Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thank you notes

Well, Caroline is 14 months old and I'm finally writing her thank you notes for her birthday presents. I kept nagging at her to get them done, but she just hasn't gotten around to it, so I decided I needed to step in. She better not make a habit of this, though! I'm not writing these again next year, Caroline!

Thank you notes are usually one of my most dreaded chores, but I am actually having a little too much fun with this. Writing thank you notes for a baby is a lot more fun then writing them for myself. Example:

"Dear H and E,
Thank you so much for my giant penguin and Puma track suit you got me for my birthday! I really love my giant penguin. I like to crawl over to him and grab his beak and bounce up and down and yell and YELL!!!!
Love, Caroline"

Will they appreciate it? I don't know. But at least it makes writing them less boring for me.

"Dear Grandma and Grandpa,
Thank you so much for my birthday money. I wanted to use it to buy fifty boxes of CHEERIOS!! But my mom made me put it in my college fund because she is boring. Thanks again! I really appreciated it.
Love, Caroline"

I could make it really authentic, if I wanted, and rip a bunch of pieces off each card and cover them in yogurt fingerprints before putting them in the envelope. But I thought that might be taking it a little too far.

Anyway, I'll leave you with a picture from this past weekend of Caroline in her Easter dress with pigtails in her hair (!!)...

You've gotta love the pigtails!!


MJS said...

EEEEE!!! SO cute!

Caroline said...

She's so cute! Great idea for thank you cards. lol!

Kelly said...

I wanna squeeze her! Those blue blue eyes and pig tails and rosebud lips- she's just beautiful!

jCam said...

SO CUTE! And I would love to get a card like that, much better than the generic ones everyone normally writes :-)

SweetPea said...

Yeah...Em is 14 months old and while I started to write her thank you notes, I ended up stopping becuase I was hungry and tired. So I got about 8 of them out and the rest of the people got nothing. I feel HORRIBLE!!!!! But not horrible enough to actually finish them. Bad Mommy!!!

edmo said...

I love pigtails so much and with two boys, if one of mine ever grows out his hair, I may put pigtails in.

You know, I don't think we did thank yous for my son's first birthday. We're awful!