Originally Posted by Paddington
I think we may go for a Clifford theme party. What are your party ideas? Special birthday presents? I still don't know what to get for my babe
NO idea on the party yet. I think I'm avoiding it because I don't want to see my FIL. You know how my SIL just had a baby? She's 14, baby's in NICU . . . stressful time x1000 for her. Well, "dear" FIL went drinking a few nights ago with the father of SIL's boyfriend (you know, my new nephew's other grandfather). Then he spouted off his racist mouth, and got in a FIST FIGHT with the guy. And then had the nerve to go visit SIL the next day and spend 2 hours screaming and swearing at her about falling in love with a Mexican. She was only 6 days post partum.
I come from a family where you don't disown family and you keep diagreements private and work them out fast. But then again, there isn't anyone like FIL in my family. Would it really be so wrong to cut contact?
: I've got LOTS of cool ideas for presents for Bastian. I finally narrowed it down to three gifts. Well, basically three gifts. The first is an Under the Nile T-shirt that has a carrot on it and says "Planting a seed for our future."http://www.underthenile.com/underthe...emDetail75.htm
The second is a little wooden push cart by Melissa & Doug with butterfly spinners on the handle and green alligators on the front that make noise when you push the cart.http://www.fatbraintoys.com/toy_comp...r_push_toy.cfm
And the last is a set of three Usborne books: two board books (That's Not My Fairy and That's Not My Robot) and one cloth book (Baby Monsters).
Granted, I have it easy. I work in a baby boutique that specializes in organics, classic toys, and Fair Trade items, so everything was right there and I can get it with my employee discount. The hard part was narrowing down my choices!