As I mentioned, Vanessa turned 2 on Monday! We celebrated with a party on Saturday.
It was just a small shindig, with the four of us plus my parents. Vanessa got some lovely presents, including a jewelry box from DownEast Home, a Doc McStuffins playset, a Minnie Mouse playset, and a DreamLite.
I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how I wanted to throw Vanessa a “My Big Big Friend” party, but how their merchandise is not available in the US (or to order internationally). WELL, I sent that post to the producers of the show in Canada (they are based in Canada and Brazil), and they responded within a few hours asking where they could send some special gifts for Vanessa.
They sent us two stuffed animals and a book which included a dvd of some of the episodes.
Not only did they send us these presents, but they were just super sweet and sent happy birthday wishes to Vanessa. So thoughtful and kind. We already liked the show, but now it’s extra special for us!
My mom made these big cutouts of the Big Big Friend characters.
And the look on Vanessa’s face when she saw them was just priceless:
She opened her presents, and we saved the Big Big Friends for last. She was thrilled!
My parents got Vanessa a Minnie Mouse dress-up outfit…
And Vanessa decided, while wearing it, to sit on her new Minnie Mouse potty…outside.
They also got her a SmarTrike, at my request. Loving the push handle, so I don’t have to bend down on the whole bike excursion!
Two more photos, then we’re outta here!
Happy birthday, Vanessa! We love you!
UPDATE: Check out this post for some alternate ideas for My Big Big Friend toys!