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So, dd1's birthday was 2 weeks ago. One little boy and girl (siblings) that she invited couldn't make it to the party (think it had something to do with a split custody deal or something). Their dad just showed up at our front door, and said he just found out they hadn't been there, and had a few things for dd1.<br><br>
The gifts were:<br><br>
A bug catching kit (she got another one at her party, too!), and<br>
A baby cedar tree, for her to plant in the forest just outside our house.<br><br>
He also brought her a beetle and earthworm in a jar. He'd seen them on the trail while walking in the woods outside. He told her the beetle was going to eat the worm, and he brought them so that she could "release them back into the wild or watch the beetle eat the worm, or whatever you want".<br><br>
He's a bit of a strange fellow in some ways, but he definitely nailed my dd1's interests. She lit up like a Christmas tree. I really like my neighbours (the other gifts she got from neighbour families, at the party, were another bug catching kit, a Chia globe, a handmade bracelet and some wooden puzzles). This place rocks.
 

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That's awesome!
 

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Oh my gosh! Those are awesome gifts.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yeah - she got some Bratz thing from one girl, which didn't thrill me, but as Bratz goes, it wasn't bad...some kind of scrapbooking kit, including a camera. It had more packaging than I've <i>ever</i> seen before, though.<br><br>
But, everything else was just awesome. We need to find a place for the Chia globe. She'll paint the seeds onto the continents, then fill the globe, which is double-walled, with water. When the seeds sprout, all the continents will be green, and the rest will be water.<br><br>
She's already getting good use out of her various bug-catching equipment.
 
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