Ever since my kids have become teens, it's been hard to buy gifts for them. Especially the boys. But there have been times I have struck out with Melissa as well.
But not this year!!
I made a deal with a friend of mine who knits. (Or crochets...I can't tell the difference...) I would make her a quilt if she made Melissa a mermaid blanket.
Melissa was very happy!!
Here's the quilt I made in the deal:
But her other gift actually brought Melissa to tears! First the back story...she really wanted to go sky diving. Yep. Jump out of a perfectly good airplane.
Drew and I just couldn't pay for that..,nope. Not gonna do it.
Instead we're buying her a plane ride ticket to see her best friend from Guam who now lives in St. Louis.
She was totally thrilled!!!
(She also enjoyed getting money from several family members - money is always a good choice with her!)