I'm visiting my family in the UK for 2 days(!!) and so just got to open the gifts I got from Alice/Roses_Mummy!
She was soo thoughtful! I opened them in front of my whole family (parents, siblings, BILs and nieces) and they were all really excited too!
She gave me one gift just for Mummy: a proper-sized Easter egg!! I'd been complaining on facebook about how the US doesn't have 'real' Easter eggs like we have in the UK, so she got me one!
She also gave Baby 3 gifts - A squirrel, which I really love, and which my nieces already named "Red", as he's a red squirrel, not a gray (the American grays have made our native reds very rare now). DH and I love wildlife, so this was the perfect gift for us to start the indoctrination of Baby young!!
it's obviously a popular toy with little ones too, as my sister had to employ all her distraction techniques to persuade my youngest niece (who's 18 months old) to let me have the squirrel back after she walked off, cuddling it!
Alice also gave Baby a really sweet towel and bath mitt with a zebra on... and a book that came with the gift tag "this will make you cry"! Well, my sister read the book out loud to the whole family. It's about a Mother loving her son and singing him the same song every day, when he's a baby, when he's 2, when he's 8, when he's a teenager and when he's a grown man... and about how the Mother grows too old to sing anymore, so the son sings the song back to her and then to his newborn daughter. it made me cry... my sister cry... my Mum cry... and my Dad cry! Then my sister went and hugged my Mum and sang the song to her. It was very sweet and moving.
Sorry! I wrote loads and didn't even include a picture! I will take one when I return to the US, but can't do one from here. I can't guarantee that the Easter egg will be entirely uneaten by then, though!
THANK YOU ALICE! Hopefully, your gift will be on the way to you in the next couple of days. I really hope it will work OK - I haven't tried it out yet...