By Diane Ako
My lovely friend Jen always brings us thoughtful omiyage from her sojourns. She regularly goes to Portland for continuing education in her hobby, warm-glass making. She brought back gifts for the family. I normally wouldn't blog about something like that, but these are such super awesome gifts, I just had to share. Plus, I like that it came from local artisans.
Olivia got crayon cats. CRAYON CATS! How incredibly adorable is that??? In my book, it rivals Sanrio-cute. Olivia was immediately entranced. She played with them non-stop for a week. That's huge for a two-year-old's attention span.
The first thing out of her mouth the next morning was, "Mommy, I want to see my cats." I swear. Direct quote. Then she had them lie down and sleep while she ate breakfast watchfully over them.
I got a rose-scented soap that looks like a little chocolate. It smells SO good. I want to eat it, but I will instead be happy to shower with it. I did get something edible. I got a real-gold painted chocolate!
Claus got wine-flavored gummy candy. Anything remotely about wine makes him happy.