The next day was Locke's "real" birthday. Sister Lia made him a pound cake from scratch, and after dining al fresco in the back yard (is that spelled right?), we came in for Locke to open all presents--those from the family and from his friends.
He loved the t-shirt quilt! (This quilt discussed in the post just before this one.) His happy reaction exceeded my wildest dreams. His first response was, "Oh! I have shirts like all of these!" Then I explained to him that these WERE his shirts, and I told him about his mommy's setting them aside for me to make a quilt from them. This was also explained in a letter, which he read aloud. There was a fun game included, which had him finding such shirts as "two from foreign countries," "one you wore as a one year old," "two brand-new shirts that you've never worn" etc. I had a "secret pocket" in one that he searched and searched for; this had a $10 bill in it! The secret pocket was in the Iceland shirt!
Here are some pictures:
|Grandmommy and Locke showing the quilt|
|Locke wrapped in the quilt and a hug!|
|The green-bordered quilt in his newly-painted green room!|