The other day, we got a surprise in the mail.
I would show you a picture of said surprise as we first found it, cheerfully waiting for us on the porch; but as soon as the girls saw that it was from Australia, they ripped the box open and beyond all recognition. It just looked like a pile of funny cardboard at that point. The insides were much more interesting to photograph.
Inside was a treasure trove (pretty sure that is the first time that phrase has been used around here) of fun, adorable, sweet, thoughtful Australian memorabilia. Like, if I ever went to Australia (which I still hope to someday), these are all the things I would have chosen as souvenirs. So it’s like we’ve been there, even though we haven’t. Or something like that.
First, we discovered adorable little patriotic Koalas (Koalae?):
I just heart the boomerangs, too:
Then there was excited gasping (I believe “squee” is the appropriate phrase) when we discovered there were fairies inside:
We heart fairies around here, too.
There was also a tube of Vegemite, which makes me think of an 80s rock tune by one of my favorite bands. (No, not Midnight Oil; the other famous 80s Australian rock band.
It answered burning questions for all us Yanks in the house.
I think the highlight was the pink flannel fabric used to line the box. It is still a source of endless excitement, even several days later.
There were all sorts of other exciting finds inside, too. Like tattoos:
(O7 has tattooed each forearm and is still sporting them a week later.)
There were lovely Australia pens:
more koalas (I think there were four altogether, but they scattered as soon as they were set free):
and sweet little lip balms:
And there was the nicest little note:
Thank you, SB and boys! You sure know how to make a girl’s day. 🙂