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Monday, March 5, 2012

The gift...

Andy was pretty excited to come home and meet Alaina. When we were in Nashville, he found the perfect gift to bring home for her.
First, you have to know that for some reason, Laura and Andy have had this running joke about possums. When Laura was living at home, she had one run across the street in front of her and Andy has teased her about it since then.
So - when we were in a gift shop, and heard Andy and Heather laughing like crazy, we totally understood why upon seeing Andy holding a possum puppet.
The thing was as ugly as a real possum would be, but it was understood that Alaina needed it!

Here is Andy coming out with it.



And here's Laura snarling back.



But Alaina seems to like it!



The next day this picture showed up on Laura's facebook page. She had hung the possum above Alaina's crib.
No - she didn't leave it there. :)



And Andy and Alaina are still friends.

16 comments:

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I loathe possums but this one is pretty cute. And I love the picture of Alaina with her mouth open mimicking the possum...too cute!

Musicaljean said...

Toooo funny, Mari!! I love it. But I love even more that Alaina and Andy are still friends!! That picture of the two of them is so precious.

Nancy said...

That last picture is just too cute....You can tell Andy is smitten with Alaina and she with him....

She will probably always treasure the possum because he gave it to her....so sweet...

Karin said...

What a sweet and fun story - and lovely pictures to go with it!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Just simply waaaaay too cute! :)

the baby not the possum.

LL Cool Joe said...

Well I think the possum is cute! But not as cute as the photos! Lovely story. Such fun.

Beth said...

Great fun! The closeness between siblings is irreplaceable--so glad yours have it; mine do too.
Love the arrangement hanging above Alaina's crib (well, without the possom). Great pics of all. :>)

Connie said...

So precious. Andy looks like he will make a great Daddy some day.

Cheri said...

Laura's going to love you for posting that picture of her :)
Love, love love the picture of Andy and Alaina- too cute!

Sharon said...

That is such a cute story and your gd is adorable.
I love the photo of her with the possum.
have a great day/

Brooke said...

if she's anything like my niece when she was a baby, looks like Alaina thinks that she's going to get breakfast from the possum! :P

Pat said...

What a precious post! I love the pictures and story.
Alaina is just to adorable, what joy she must bring to the family!
I love the picture where she looks like she's about to take a bite out of Mr. Possum!

Leslie Payne said...

I'd say that's the prettiest possum I've ever seen, but that's really not saying much! However Little Alaina gets cuter with each post, if that's even possible. Just beautiful.

Raise Them Up said...

That picture of the possum upsidedown is a riot! Too funny! :)

Laura said...

As Cheri said, I am thrilled to have that very flattering photo of myself on the web for all to see... Good thing everyone is distracted by Alaina's cuteness. Although they're probably all thinking "Well we can see now she doesn't get it from her mom...: ;)

Kim said...

Hilarious! I love the photo of the possum hanging upside down above her crib :)