Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Advent Calender

I have promised Henry a Lego Advent calender for the past couple of years, first year I was too slow and they were sold out. This time last year we were in Singapore at the start of our holidays so an advent calender wasn't the most practical item to cart around.

This year we got our act together (ie a month of Henry saying daily ' have you ordered the advent calender yet???). We were going to get the normal Lego Advent calender but Henry's eagle eyes spotted the Star Wars one (his two great loves combined) and offered to use his pocket money to pay the difference in price. So order we did. And I let hi have the box two days before first official opening to let the excitement build.

And at 6:30 am on Dec first, Henry arrived in our bed in tears. he had ripped the instructions for the very first one and everything was RUINED!!! A bleary eyed look from his mother, a piece of sticky tape and all was well in the world again. Phew!

Well worth documenting. And with a gazillion Christmas themed challenges out there, I loved the Get Creative challenge to use something that you will be wrapping your presents in this year. I have used a bit of Christmas paper and of course my current addiction, twine, which will get a good run this Christmas.

And I am in love with the numbered tape, I picked up a gorgeous tin with 4 rolls of different number patterns in a closing down sale (Pepe's paperie, I will miss you...). Think I will have to go back and hope they still have the alpha equivalent.

Have a greada - hbatters are gng n kebard and thas aken farn wr this.

Translated-have a great day- the batteries are going on the keyboard and has taken far too long to write this. (and this is the gibberish that it gives me...) xxx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So glad you got him one!! I have heard awesome things about those!! I love love love the lo you made to document it!!! LOVING that misting and the banner! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there, well looks like your little man finally got his wish and what a great layout to remember it by. Love all your gorgeous embellishments, a beautifully balanced and harmonious piece. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative and good luck.


Irini said...

What a fabulous photo of Henry!!!!!
The story is too funny with the tape....love the layout...I can totally understand the twine fetish! LOL
Thanks for playing with us!

eudokia said...

i love it!the twine is one of my favorite too!

thank you so much for joining us at get creative!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh no! I didn't know there was a Lego advent calendar! Don't tell my Luke! Great page and story!

Melenia said...

What a fun and whimsical page!!!! Love what you did with the twine and the tape!!! Thanks for joining us at GC! It's always a pleasure to have your work shared in GC!

EFI said...

Good morning Karen! Your layout is so beautiful with perfect color combo, the twine and the tape is great! Your Henry is sooo cute!!! Thank you so much for playing with us!