Suri is a very well mannered little girl! After visiting a Shreveport, La., children’s store recently, the 1-year-old (with a little help from her mom) sent the owners a thank-you note – on her very own embossed stationery.
Melissa Dixon, 23, co-owner of the Ladies in Waiting children’s store, told People magazine that Katie, Suri and two bodyguards visited the shop after Katie’s assistant called ahead to say she’d be in.
With advance notice, Melissa Dixon and co-owner Pam Baker, an artist, got busy and created a special pink picture frame decorated with a princess, butterflies – and Suri’s name across the bottom.
“She was really excited,” says Melissa Dixon said of Katie’s reaction.
Melissa Dixon says both Katie and Suri were outgoing: “Katie was really friendly. When she came in she walked up and introduced herself and Suri. We probably had three other kids in here. She complimented everybody else’s children and said how cute they were. She was really sweet.
“Katie let Suri walk around,” Melissa Dixon adds. “One customer had a two-week-old baby and Suri wanted to pick her up. She would wave at the other children and want to play with them.”
During their hour-long stay, Katie bought Suri a pink dress with white rickrack by Princess Linens, three pairs of rain boots, a blanket, some stuffed bunnies and several games. A few days later, Melissa Dixon and Pam Baker received a thank-you note.
“The stationery is cream-colored with ‘Suri Cruise’ embossed across the top,” says Melissa Dixon. Read the note: “Dear Melissa and Pam, Thank you so much for the beautiful frame for Suri. It is so sweet and reminds us of our wonderful visit to your store and our time in Shreveport. It was a pleasure meeting you, and we thank you again for this unexpected treasure. Warmly, Katie and Suri.”