Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Did You Get for Christmas?

I'm showing off my Christmas present. Every year something ceramic shows up under the tree and this year it was a . . . a . . . frog?

Yup, I'm pretty sure it's a frog and actually I find this little guy strangely appealing. In a mutant-amphibious-gapingly-terrifying way. And I can guarantee it's one in a million--no other mom got one of these guys.

He's sitting on my kitchen counter staring at me as I do the dishes, waiting to receive an sos sponge into his open jaws.

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Congratulations to Stacy of Peachtree City, Georgia who walked away with the three-Lego pirate package from this weekend.

30 comments:

Peruby said...

I had one of those once, but not like that. Mine was lime green. They are really quite popular.

www.storybookceramics.com

Kitchenware, General

to see what mine looked like.

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

There's nothing like a handmade gift.

everydayMOM said...

It's um... WOW! I have always wanted one of those! ;]

Melissa said...

LOL! I love handmade gifts from the kids. This year Jacob and my FIL made a bird feeder for me, and my husband framed one of Hannah's drawings (my avatar pic) for my office. Love them both!

I really like that frog. ;-)

Heidi Saxton said...

That's cute. My first thought was "why did they give her a hollowed-out watermelon for Christmas?"

Then I took a second look. Oh, YEAH! A FROG! Silly me.

Enjoy it! (*ribbit*)

Janet said...

I pegged it for a sponge holder before I read the text. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Those are my absolute favorite gifts! :)

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

A sponge holder! Ah ha! So glad you told me that or I would have thought your kid gave you half a brain for Christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

I got my hubby home from having bypass surgery. 5 of them!!! It was a wonderful gift!!! J

Ann On and On... said...

That is a cute gift...it would grow on my too.

alotalot said...

My mother-in-law kindly regifted (to me) the turtle sponge holder my husband made for her in grade 3. It is on our counter now. That was a very crafty way for her to get rid of it. I, of course, don't want to hurt his feelings and have been trying to figure out how I will get rid of it for the last 7 years. I fear it is here forever.

Sarah (GenMom) said...

How fun is that?! Enjoy.

Have a very Happy New Year!!

Heart2Heart said...

Michelle,

What a treasure and completely unique! I love it! Which one of the kids made this?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Scribbit said...

David, my ten year-old, made it.

I'm glad your husband is home J, what a gift for sure. You never appreciate health as you should until it's threatened, right?

And alotalot, what a wonderful thought!

The Secret Life of Kat said...

Love it.

Did you have to pretend you knew what it was, or were you confident enough to say it?

Nanette said...

I love it when the kids make homemade gifts at school and they are a total surprise. I can remember the pringle can candle with holly around it one of my sons made. He was so proud of it and I still put it out every year! (over 10 years now)

BONNIE K said...

A classic gift, with a lot of character.

Holly said...

Congrats to Stacy! I live in Sharpsburg GA. So cool to know someone so close by keeps up with the same blog as I. Small world!

HW

Holly said...

Congrats to Stacy! I live in Sharpsburg GA. So cool to know someone so close by keeps up with the same blog as I. Small world!

HW

Holly said...

Congrats to Stacy! I live in Sharpsburg GA. So cool to know someone so close by keeps up with the same blog as I. Small world!

HW

AlaneM said...

He's pretty creative...I love stuff that's so-ugly-it's-cute :)

CrAzY Working Mom said...

I've seen these before. I think my Grandma used to have one in her kitchen! :) Cute.

Tiffanie N. said...

Funny, I got one too. But don't worry, they're still definitely one in a million. Mine has a baby frog in it's gaping mouth and a fly on it's tongue. Our kids' art teachers must be friends.

Daisy said...

He's green, so he's not a toad. Toads are brown. :)

Heather said...

THAT? Is a fantastic gift. I would love something like that. I'm guessing I'll get something like that in the future.

Lori said...

Homemade gifts are wonderful--and that guy is mesmerizing.

Terresa said...

Original ceramic frog there. Strange but cute.

Happy almost-New Years!

jacjewelry said...

What a cutie!

Alice Wills Gold said...

i really like it...i'm all about gift versatility and practicality. cute.

Lisa said...

Awww. I love it!