Sunday, January 27, 2013

that's what they'll call us

the first mention came in october, in that cute little 6 year old niece voice.
 
"we bought you an owl!"
 
quickly followed by her mother's "you're not supposed to TELL her!"
 
which is how i found out that my lovely nieces (6 and 4) had talked their mom into buying me a stuffed owl for my birthday.
 
which is in december.
 
and from that point, every time i'd see these beautiful girls (once a week or more), they'd be sure to remind me that i had an owl coming to me.
 
one day, i stopped by to visit and precious little miss 4 was lovingly cradling the owl in her arms.
 
"this is your owl" with her sweet little grin.
 
i might have melted a little bit.
 
and when my birthday finally came around?
 
miss 6 marched up to me, huge smile on her face, and handed me a beautifully wrapped present.
 
"we got this for you!  it's a surprise!"
 
and guess what! 
 
it was an owl!
 

now she sits in a place of honor in my home.  (yes, i know she's a she.  her name is willie faye.  after my favorite character in "christmas after all."  i've put much thought into this owl.  how could i not?)

and i bought 2 more owls.  one for each niece.  for valentine's day.  or tomorrow, whatever.

after all they did such a lovely job caring for my owl, it only makes sense they should have owls of their own.

(plus, then we can be owl buddies.)

3 comments:

Bacardi Mama said...

They were too cute. They were so proud of that owl. I was with when they bought it. They will be thrilled to have their own.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Awww cute owl!! Great name too!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, I love every bit of this. Nieces are so fun :)