Sunday, May 30, 2010

Present for baby from Grandma Dotti

A couple weeks before my Grandma passed away, we had a long phone conversation and talked about how excited we were to find out the gender of this baby. We made a plan that when we found out, I would go pick her up and we would take her special jar of change that she had been saving and we would go buy the baby a present at Nordstrom. My Grandma had classy taste and she loved, loved, loved Nordstrom. She had been saving all her change in a cute tin can for awhile and it was for vacation play money but, she decided when we were on the phone that day that she wanted to buy a present for the baby with it instead.

Well, this morning I started thinking that today would be a fun day for us to take the change and head out to get our new girl a present from her Great Grandma. My first thought was that we were going to Target. I go to Target alot and it just came naturally to think of going there. Then I got tears in my eyes and told my husband that we needed to all make the hour drive and head to Nordstrom. That was the plan my Grandma and I had made and we needed to stick with it.

I got the change out and started counting it. I don't know why I did that because we were going to take it to Coin Star and they count it for you. I'm glad I went through it though because in between all the quarters, dimes, nickles and pennies was this special coin that simply has an angel on it. I don't know the story behind this angel but, I do know that it is very special to me now.

We headed to the mall and had a wonderful time picking out a couple things for the new baby. Jeremiah pushed Judah around in his stroller and I had a blast looking at all the cute girl stuff. It was hard to find anything that isn't for summer but, I found these two adorable little items. I can't wait to see our girl wear these and it'll be so special to always know that her Great Grandma bought them for her.


4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you wrote about this! And that gingerbread sweater is absolutely adorable. Love it. Your little redhead or blonde baby girl will be just perfect in it. What a neat story :)

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  2. I know Grandma Dotti would be so very happy with what you found for your little girl. And I can just see her smiling about your finding the "angel coin".
    Thanks so much for quickly sharing your blessings with us.
    Love, Mom

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  3. Precious memory. Precious gift. Your little angel is going to look beautiful in those tiny little girly clothes!

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  4. That is really touching that you found the angel coin. How special. Can you make that into a necklace or something?

    And in response to your other post about finding out she's a girl. After 4 girls we were totally crying and jumping up and down to find out we were having a boy. If Brayden wasn't a boy we were going to adopt one. I felt kind of guilty too, but I'm just so thankful now. I'm thankful for all of my girls and my boy:)

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