I found the "sugar and spice" tin at a thrift shop over the summer and filled it with a onesie and Cardinals baseball-themed gifts for her and her Redbird-loving parents: Pink Cardinals pacifiers, a Cardinals ABC book, and a Cardinals knit hat. Fun finds, all of them, and we all laughed as my brother and his wife looked at everything Tuesday evening. My lifelong Pirates-fan dad dryly commented, "Well, if that's the way you want to raise your kid. . . ." which makes me laugh again every time I remember it.
Bianca slept through all the hilarity.
Her first Christmas gifts from Aunt Val and Uncle Mike were clothes: A pink bunny sleeper, a "My first Christmas" bodysuit, and a pink sleeper with a red Santa Claus print and attached Santa slippers. :) Bianca's the first baby in the family to be born during the holiday season, and that's made her arrival especially fun for us all.
She slept through those gifts too, though.
We all only briefly saw her eyes Tuesday night, so every picture from that night is a Sleeping Bianca shot.
Late Wednesday afternoon, her mom sent me a picture of my finally-wide-awake niece in her pink Santa sleeper. There are those shining eyes again. I have to wonder when I see a baby this alert what she's thinking and what she'll be like in the years ahead.
|Merry First (Early) Christmas, Sweet Bee. ♥|