Thursday, September 18, 2008

~ Goodbye Sweet Friends ~

Pippi's little friend ~ our neighbors ~ have moved away. Whenever Pippi ran outside, little W was always waiting by the fence to greet her. Pippi and W would share sand toys across the fence. Little W would find the tallest pieces of grass (flowers) that he could find and deliver them safely into my hand ~ this was his gift to me. If Pippi cried, little W would become upset and with a concerned voice say, 'My friend, what's wrong with my friend.' Little W and his mommy would bake cupcakes and bring some over to share ~ Pippi's favorite! Because of Pippi's young age, this was the first summer that she has really been able to make friends. I wanted to make sure that little W had something to remember his friend by. But what kind of gift would be the best token of remembrance?

This is what we came up with:
a sweet picture of the friends from a recent play date

cropped and placed inside a self adhesive laminating pouch,
punched with a hole and strung with some twine

tied around a the neck of a new friend who is soft, cuddly, and ready for adventure!

It was sad to say goodbye, but we wish them a beautiful future and thank them for the sweet memories!



Busymama Kellie said...

What a cute idea for a precious gift! It's so sad to see friends leave, hopefully you can keep in touch.

Susanne said...

What a sweet idea for a gift!

Sugarblush said...

that is so sweet : )