"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Fortunes & Cookies

**Beware, many dodgey "puns" contained in this post!**



On the way to school, I call into pick our mail up from our post box. I got a "parcel" card - oooo, how exciting! I thought my Secret Pal might've sent something? Wrong! It was from America! Ooooo, this really IS exciting?!!! The gorgeous CJ, sent our little girl some beeeeeeautiful surprises! This is Chester. I think Chester is a good name for a pig, don't you? I had a tough time deciding between Chester or Caffeine (check out those eyes!), but H had trouble pronouncing the later - so it's Chester the Pig!










And accompanying Chester, was one of the prettiest, soft dolls EVA! It's Awake Annie.... but wait....

























When she rolls over... she's Asleep Annie!!! Oh my goodness, the squishy loveyness of them is just too much for me to bear (or should I say to much to pig?!!!)
























Thank you, thank you , thank you CJ! You are such a sweetheart!



Something looks a little outta place?!! Ahhh - Chester has a ribbon!









Then the rest of my day consisted of processing wages ~ joy.


I picked the kidlets up, and said to M, maybe she could make some cookies for Girl Guides, to earn her Cooking Badge. She whipped up a batch like a champion! Pity they're all for the Guide troop - none for us!












While she was rolling the cookie dough into balls, I shot up the road to the Chinese Restaurant to pick up some take away. I don't normally buy Fortune Cookies, coz they cost a fortune, $3.50 for a pack of 6 ~ but I succumbed and bought a pack tonight. I cracked mine open, this is what it said:










Just in case you can't read it, it says "You will win success in whatever calling you adopt".... interesting choice of words?!!

15 comments:

Chelley said...

how fast is M growing up!!! Omgoodness! IN the cookie pic she has just really blossemed in to a young lady.....

Emma said...

Heck - that fortune's cool!

Thanks for the tag. Need to get my rear into gear and do it, but by the time I do the moment will probably have passed. I started writing the post, then ended up staring at the screen for 15 minutes trying to think of words that relate to me! Dictionary wasn't much help either.

I also finally got around to photographing your fabric and put it on our quilt page. Thanks heaps!

Julie said...

Cool fortune!

amy said...

what an awesome fortune!!!! Those are some cool surprises

Catherine said...

Very cute prezzies! Yes, CJ is a sweetheart. Glad she shared these wonderful treats with you. Chester is a cute little piggy.

Cookies look yummy! Way to go M!

Cool fortune too! The day I got approval to begin my adoption (had been on a singles waiting list) I went out for Chinese food and my fortune read 'The current year will bring you much happiness.' They were right but it probably would have been more correct if they said the current years with this monsterous wait!

C.J. said...

You're welcome! (I find it deliciously ironic that you named the pig Chester. I didn't even send you the John Deere bra after all ;)

I'm impressed that it didn't take many, many moons for the package to reach you.

The fortune....all truth there!

Doris & Dan said...

Wonderful surprises...CJ is the best.

A fortune to hang onto for sure.

Keep smilin!

kris said...

Those gifts are fabulous, Connie is the best! And that FORTUNE... HOLY COW.

Debbie said...

WOW, I love the fortune cookie message!!!

cougchick said...

love the fortune. how cool!

Chester is adorable. *snort*

Janet said...

I love that sweet little dolly! And that fortune....it's so dead on!

And now I'm hungry, 'cause I saw cookies. I think I'd better eat some lunch....

LaLa said...

Yummy...send those cookies my way!!

That CJ is a sweetie, we have that same pig and it is sooooo cuddly.

The K said...

Cute prezzies. That CJ...what a sweetie.

Love the fortune.

And I somehow just NOW noticed those penguins in your sidebar! How long have those been there?

A Special Family said...

Now that means something :)

Melissa said...

I need one of those dolls for Madelyn. Got any idea how I can get one?