Monday, December 21, 2009
A is for Andreas
Posted by Anna Macoboy
Andreas is my little nephew, who is coming up to 7 months and is just about the happiest little boy you can imagine. He lives in London and about two months ago had his Christening there. We were really sad to be missing it and wanted to get him a special present to make up for it. I read this post a while ago on inchmark journal and thought it would be really nice to give Andreas a collection of our favourite books to set him up for later in life. So James and I got together with my parents, my sister Kate and her husband Rob and each chose our favourite childhood book. I loved the idea of all the books being presented together in a special book bag and us writing little notes to Andreas inside the books, but because we live on the other side of the world to Andreas, we had to get a bit creative. Kate and Rob also live in London (and are good friends with James's sister Lisa and her husband Tucker) so we decided the best plan was for them to buy the books on our behalf, and then for us to each write a little note to Andreas on a sticker that could be stuck into the book we had chosen. And then I made this little book bag for all the books to go into...well, actually, I bought the bag, but I made the felt "A" and the apple and sewed them on. Now that Lisa, Tucker and Andreas are all here for Christmas we were able to give him the bag and the stickers the other day, and once they take them back to London and put them together with the books, the present will be complete! Here are the books we chose:
Me - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
James - Little Wheels, Big Wheels
Kate - The Elephant and the Bad Baby
Rob - What Do People Do All Day?
Mum - Winnie the Pooh: Complete Collection of Stories and Poems
Dad - The Little Engine That Could
Happy Christening, Andreas!