Sunday, March 30, 2014

From Mom



My mom made me this little bunny for my birthday. Doesn't he have a lot of personality? His expression, to me, is so humble and sweet. I had fun posing him in the violets, and then in our cabbage patch.

I got a bunch of neat birthday presents, but the bunny is my favorite. It's funny because Mom didn't even want to count him as a present. "Oh, that's not anything," she said at my party when I found him among some pink tissue paper and curly ribbon. "It's just a topper."

Mom often adds "toppers" to presents. Toppers are little mini presents that decorate the tops of bigger presents. Mom loves making toppers, especially when there's supposed to be a limit on the number of gifts given. See, you can put a bunch of toppers on a present and it still counts as one present. Those are the rules, according to Mom. So, yes, toppers are a great way to get around gift limits and spoil your middle-aged children and preteen grandchildren.

Mom's sneaky, and we like to make fun of her about it, but we sure wouldn't want her to change.

3 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Hope your day was special. What a sweet gift.

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  2. Belated Happy Birthday Leslie ~ that bunny is so sweet.

    Great story about present toppers.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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  3. Your Mom sounds like a real gem. And your very spring like topper is adorable!

    I hope your birthday was wonderful and that you have many more on the horizon.

    eli

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