My favorite part about Christmas and birthdays with children is finding exactly the right gift. I know these little people so well: I know everything they do and say; I spend all day, every day with them. And it makes me happy when I think of the perfect gift to give them.
One night about a month ago, I was reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? to Tiger Lily for the umpteenth time and I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be great if she could have a blanket with Brown Bear pictures on it?" Later that night I looked online for fabric, and to my surprise, it does exist.
So I spent a disgusting amount of money on a few yards and it came in a few days and this weekend I made up the blanket, with giant rickrack around the edges. Now if I can only wait until her birthday to give it to her!