Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sheep Babies

When the girls were born nearly 16 years ago after only 27 weeks in the womb, my aunt gave me a teeny, tiny gift at Christmas to go along with my teeny, tiny twin girls.

She gave me two Snowbabies figurines, each of which had two babies. They are hand-painted pewter.


This summer when we went to Bronner's, among the thousands of ornaments they carried they had Snowbabies. I decided my new ornament(s!) for this year would be Snowbabies in honor of my kids.

I got this one to represent the girls. They are supposed to be enjoying a spa day. I'm not so sure if Sparky would truly enjoy a spa day, but I loved the sweet relationship shared between these two.

This ornament represents both of the boys. It is only one of the Snowbabies, but it is holding a red ball ornament in one hand and a blue ball ornament in the other. Buddy's favorite color is red, and Caboose's favorite color is blue.

When we were decorating the tree the other night, Caboose saw me putting these ornaments up and started laughing. He started telling everyone else, "Look at the sheep babies."

I suppose if you didn't know what their proper name was that you might describe them that way.

This post is linked to Show and Tell Friday hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home.

15 comments:

Bobbi said...

I so love that kid (Caboose) and I haven't even met him yet! He makes me laugh...and obviously brings you much joy too! HA!

Love Bears All Things said...

Very special. I love the stories attached to ornaments. That is what makes trimming the tree so time consuming but enjoyable. We think about the story behind each one as we hang it.
Mama Bear

Mari said...

Those are really cute - especially when you know the stories that go with each one.
Caboose is so funny!

Betsy said...

That Caboose always cracks me up!
The ornaments are very cute...and tiny!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love the stories attached to things.

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Sherry said...

Love the stories! :D Cute ornaments!!

Jeanne Selep said...

You are blessed - twins at 27 weeks... What a time that must have been. I love my Christmas ornaments that recall specific events or vacations.

Vicki said...

Hi, Kayren,
Snow babies (sheep babies) are some of my favorites, not only at Christmas but year round. I think it is a wonderful idea to collect them as memories of your children. Thank you for sharing them with us! Blessings to you! Vicki

Hootin' Anni said...

All so very precious. I ♥ Caboose.

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Robyn said...

Someone gave us snowbabies when our twins were born too! How funny! YOurs are all just precious! I really love how your son called them sheep! CUTE

PattieJ said...

Very sweet! I have twin girls too! Mine are 20 years old now!

Pattie

Lora said...

I love Caboose's name for these;)

I have 3 of these ornaments, they were given to me by friends. They always remind me of good times every year when I hang them on my tree.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are so nice! It's so fun to unpack the ornaments every year and remember where and when each ornament came from! Thanks for sharing!

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love it...how very special!

Demara said...

those are really cute ornaments!

 
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