First, a little background. My cousin Eirik is an incredible artist/animator/sketcher/creator of visual things. He's awesome at it. Anyway, he works for Nickelodeon on one of their big properties, "The Fairly OddParents." Which is very watchable as an adult even as your kids appreciate it on another level.
He sent Ellie and Davey a package FULL of Nick stuff. They both got water bottles, notebooks, magazines, games...it was generous beyond measure just for that. But Eirik included two special things.
First, there was a doll of Poof. Poof is the baby fairy on "The Fairly OddParents." Elle squeezes this thing to death on a regular basis.
That is a sketch of Dora and Boots from Jeff Degrandis, the director of "Dora." It's an amazingly generous thing for him to do, both for Eirik and Elle, and we cannot thank him enough. She loves this picture. We are currently getting it framed for her room.
So thank you to Eirik, Jeff Degrandis and Nicole LaGrotta, who helped Eirik get all the items for the massive care package that arrived on our doorstep. Elle (and Davey) loved it all.