Back in early December my lovely, creative, talented,
Artist & Orthodox friend Ira, wife, mother and owner of this
posted a Fantastic Mr. Fox that she had
for sale via her etsy store.
Now the munchkin who I love and had over
last summer and other times,
loves the book, Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I soon realized I had a great gift for him for his birthday.
So, as the (church) Aunt Elizabeth that I am,
this lovely lovely plush velvet Fantastic Mr. Fox
was bought and shipped.
Yesterday we had a birthday party for
this munchkin who is now 7.
The first present he got was a really neat
playmobil Roman soldier with a chariot and 4 horses
from another dear friend.
Then he got a book that I had for him
since August, signed and waiting for him!
And then the icon of Christ the Good Shepherd that
is his favourite,
and then the green and white pillow that was
the first thing I made with my sewing machine,
the machine that came the day that our munchkin was visiting;
he was so excited about it and urged me to open the
box so he could see the sewing machine. :)
He hugged the little pillow immediately and
understood that it was a special hugging comfort pillow.
I was so so glad.
And then he opened the biggest box of all:
Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Ira made a card for him that he and his Mom read together,
Fantastic Mr. Fox's bow got rearranged courtesy of his Mom
and I heard late last night that Mr. Fox with this loved Munchkin
as he slept.
It was a very good 7th birthday party
and all of us are so glad.