Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our swap package arrived!

Fischer and I signed up for One Good Book Swap over at Life with Nature Girl, in September. We were paired up with 5-year old twin boys, T and D from the UK. We've learned a bit about them and their crafty mom via email and were excited to choose a book for them. We mailed the boys a package of goodies based upon our book. They did the same; it arrived yesterday, and I had forgotten to get the mail! So... Fischer opened it today. He was so excited to see what the boys had sent him. We sent theirs out on Saturday, and I think our package will take its sweet time getting there.
Fischer was totally spoiled! He was beaming! The package was themed around the wonderful book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Fischer had never heard this story and got a huge kick out of the onomatopoeias and the actions we did.

Their mom made Fischer a fabulous cloak to wear during his own bear hunting. It has a bear on one side and his name on the other. I can see why her blog is called Craft Matters, she is definitely talented! I can't imagine the time and skill that went into making it. Soo cute.

As if the cloak wasn't treasure enough, she also made Fischer a crocheted dog to keep him company on the hunt! The detail is incredible, we are so lucky!

T and D sent him bear stickers, and a bear cookie cutter, and super yummy "Smarties" from the UK, where they live. Their Smarties are chocolate! He ate the Smarties first thing, who needs breakfast?

Thank you so much to T and D and their awesome mama! We had a fabulous experience and hope that you get your package soon!

PS If you like the sweet little doggie, check out Craft Matters' Etsy shop.


Brian and Courtni said...

We have chocolate smarties in Australia, too...confuses Brett, but he likes them :-) I have my mom send real smarties as to not let him forget!

Anonymous said...

That is one of Z's FAVORITE books this month! We read it over and over and over and over and over and... well- you get the picture


emily said...

What fun! (don't be mad, but I linked your blog to mine...though mine isn't nearly as cool as yours...)

much love,

jillytacy said...

What a great package! T, D and their mom are the best swap partners! Very talented and crafty not to mention super nice! I love that story and the cloak is amzing! I'm glad you had fun with this swap.
By the way Fischer is super cute!!!!!

Rani and Will said...

How cool, very fun idea! Cute pics too, looks like Fischer loves his stuff!

Jenny said...

Aaaaaahhhhh! Smarties,,, I grew up on Smarties, I didn't even know what M&M's were until I was six! The package looks so cute and I LOVE the cape... has Fischer taken it off yet, or is he sleeping in it"