Birthday presents for baby and me

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. This year we asked our family and friends not to give us gifts for birthdays and Christmas, but to instead give us the money they would have spent on gifts to go in our adoption fund. Everyone has been really great about it, but it sometimes gets boring just writing cards and checks. So, my sister and parents decided to get sneaky. They hid the checks in presents for the baby! My mom bought us a beautiful, handmade baby sling, with a satin Asian print on one side and cotton yellow and pink daisies on the other. And my sister found the cutest little maryjanes in an Asian print. Joel got a great Sandra Boynton board book wrapped around his birthday check from my sister (Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!). There was one “check carrier” that was just for me, my folks got me a hot pink skin for my Razr phone 😉

Thanks for all the fun stuff, best 30th ever! Here are some pics of the shoes and sling:

Shoes from Kate’s sisterSling from Kate’s mom