Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the first gift

Many lovely people have offered baby things for our upcoming Rain Dragon.  We are happy to accept but have been putting off the receiving of them as our place is already crammed with our own adult stuff (we have to look into moving soon!).  But, for the holidays, the Sasquatch got me (us) a special gift that I had to make room for.

Those of you that have read Year of the Dog, might remember that the main character has a teddy bear named Butterscotch:


That is because in real life I really did have a teddy bear named Butterscotch. I loved him and still have him. His name is Butterscotch because when I first got him he was butterscotch colored. But now he is so old, he is grey (and tattered):


So, the Sasquatch did some internet searching and found a Butterscotch family member:


Which I can't wait to give to our Rain Dragon!!!

Butterscotch and Caramel 

10 comments:

Michelle said...

unsolicited advise: a teddy bear was the first gift for our first born too. we took monthly photos (weekly for the first two months) of her next to the bear and were amazed by how much she would grow.

anne said...

:) such a sweet sasquatch!

Linda said...

Butterscotch is NOT old and grey and tattered. He is REAL. Ask my kids. They will tell you. 18 months home and they totally get that love is what makes a stuffed animal, Mama, Baba or family real. Welcome to the family Caramel! Hope you become real soon.

June said...

What a lovely post, and a happy time for Caramel to arrive at his/her forever home. I expect Butterscotch is happy too!

Jan J. said...

What a sweet gift for baby! I like the idea of taking pictures next to little Caramel to record growth!

tricia said...

I haven't checked your blog for a while, Grace, so what a wonderful surprise to read this news! I have 3 daughters myself, and--not that I am prejudiced in the least--predict dragon-sized joy!

By Amy B. said...

That picture of you is priceless. What book were you reading?

jama said...

Oh, love both Butterscotch and Caramel! Perfect. :) My resident bears are eminently pleased.

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Grace Lin said...

Thanks, everyone!

Michelle--What a great tip! I can't wait to do that! Maybe I should take a photo with the bear and my growing belly...ha ha!

Amy- I'm reading a Nancy Drew book-- "Captive Witness." I specifically remember reading it because I thought the dress Nancy was wearing on the cover (a red ball gown) was wonderful!