We had our last "4th Sunday Dinner" at the Hardie house before Afton leaves for Texas. VERY sad. Afton had special presents for the kids. Grayson got a special Key that represents the key to Afton's heart, and the girls got little Cabbage Patch dolls whose names are Afton. Then Afton pulled out her big surprise...Months ago, Afton asked the kids (or their moms) what their favorite colors were so she could make them these special presents. The bow on top of each package represented that favorite color. Of course favorite colors tend to change (even in a months time apparently), but everyone was excited and didn't really care about colors anyway.
Amandine got orange and Thierry got baseballs. Honestly, this has to be the most creative idea I've seen in a long time. The kids already sleep with these every night. They are SO special to them already and are a perfect way to remember Afton when she's gone. We will miss her dearly and are already making tentative plans to vacation in Dallas.