Friday, September 19, 2008

Airmail from Australia

We got our package a few days ago and loved everything in it, especially how it was all themed around our new Australian friends Pinta the koala and Birra the wombat. We got books and stickers about each animal as well as lots of other fun Australian treats. Thank you so much Jane, Sophia & Tessa!

They even took Pinta and Birra to visit their real live counterparts at the Melbourne Zoo. Too funny!

Sammy and Abby have already been showing Pinta and Birra around town and taking them to our favorite spots. Thanks again to Jane and family and everyone who partipated this time around!

Rhino & Lion arrive Down-Under

Wow! Our parcel arrived today from the U.S.A. How exciting! We LOVE Rhino & Lion, thankyou Abby & Sammy. Lion has been claimed and already taken to Playgroup with Tessa to visit all her Aussie friends.

We also received; a fabulous scrapbook with room for more adventures, whiteboards to practice writing, pencils, U.S. coins, and alphabet stamps. I think thats all !?

Here is Tessa studying the beach adventures of her new friends.
Thankyou to everyone involved, we have really enjoyed our 1st childrens swap.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Welcome Harvey and Harry!

Fischer was excited to welcome Harvey the Horse and Harry the Horseshoe to our home yesterday morning. They brought with them a fabulous scrapbook all about their adventures in Oakdale California.

They brought Fisch a hat and a shirt and a bunch of other goodies!

Thanks Manami!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


First, we have extended the deadline for thank-you posts to Oct. 1st. You will still be entered into the contest if you post by then. The prize is a $50.00 gift card to the Box Tops for Education's Marketplace On-line Store, which will be generously donated by Box Tops for Education.

Second, everyone should have received an e-mail with a quick survey asking how this swap was for you and your family. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and e-mail it back to us.

Lastly, Jill (a participant in this swap), is hosting a fall swap for kids called
One Good Book. We love her idea of having each participant choose a book to send to their partner along with goodies related to the story. Check it out! The deadline to sign up is September 18.

Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Good bye Lollie, Hello Elmer

Although we were very sad to see Lollie go...

We got a box!

Now we have Elmer! Thank you Zoe and Erika for all the fun suprises and Elmer! He has already been roaming around the house and I am sure he will be exploring the great outdoors tomorrow! Thanks for bringing us along for your summer!

B, S, & KW