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Thursday, 9 January 2014

A double rocking surprise

Yes, Christmas is over, it is Epiphany now so why mention Christmas day again?  Because I haven't yet told you about our double rocking surprise from that day.

About 3 weeks before Christmas I spotted a doll sized rocking chair in a local antique shop (the same one where I bought the doll sized sleigh 2 years ago).  It wasn't an antique and was a sensible price so I brought it home as a gift for my younger daughter.  On Christmas day we spent part of the day at home, when the girls unwrapped some gifts including a second hand radio flyer scooter from the USA which Nicholas James and Reuben were particularly pleased about, then travelled to visit my cousins for a couple of days.  We took a couple of our daughter's gifts with us, yet to be unwrapped, along with all the gifts for my cousins.

On Christmas evening we gathered around their tree and exchanged presents.  When my cousin gave me a funny shaped box and I unwrapped it I started to laugh because inside was a doll sized rocking chair (newly made) which she had bought from a craft fair (she is a lovely cousin, she gave me some gorgeous fabric too, she knows me well).  I was delighted but chuckled because my daughters hadn't yet opened their final gifts.  A short while later I gave them their gifts and my younger daughter was stunned and then laughed out loud to see that both she and her mummy had received doll sized rocking chairs for Christmas!

Our Sasha family had all come with us (well, compared to some people I know we don't have a large collection of Sasha and Gregor dolls, we have 7, we could bring them all in one bag) so Laura took possession of my daughter's chair and Reuben sat in my chair.  Several days after we came home I finally took photos of the dolls and chairs, though it has been so rainy this holiday the light hasn't been good for photos.  So I will take some better ones with a proper scene when the weather improves.  My daughter wants to make a cushion for her chair.  All for a future post, but in the meantime enjoy these photos.
Miranda and baby Leo
(I love this one of Miranda even though she didn't brush her hair!)
Miranda and baby Leo in my rocking chair
Laura and baby Mabel in my daughter's rocking chair
(Laura wearing her gorgeous American cow girl outfit)
Nicholas James and Reuben with their new Radio Flyer scooter
Florence in her lovely Christmas dress from 2011


Dee said...

What a great present! and two chairs will mean that the Sasha's have more places to rest and read together.
Your cousin sounds like a lovely woman.
The cowgirl outfit looked interesting and I'm sure those boys are going to love playing on the scooter.
Looks like the Sasha's had a very nice Christmas and their mum's too!!

Anonymous said...

Seems rocking chairs are 'in the air' this christmas.
With two rockingchairs this should be a very soothed year.
Hope YOU got one as well ;)

Serenata said...

Gorgeous photos and what a funny, but lovely surprise! You are right Miranda looks gorgeous in that photo with the little baby on her lap, just like a caring older sister.

The boys will be itching to get out on their scooter I am sure.

SimplySasha said...

Lovely pictures of your Sasha kids enjoying their very special Christmas gifts!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
Lovely pictures and what a lovely surprise for you and your daughter to get the same present!! Enjoyed meeting you at Dee's ChatnSnap and hope to do so again this year??
Happy New Year to you all,
Best wishes,
Susan xxx

Sharon said...

Oh what a lovely surprise, one for you and one for your little daughter! Great minds think alike, eh? I love the photo of Miranda with her baby sibling, so sweet....and now she'll be able to rock the baby to sleep when it's freful!
Glad you had a lovely time at Christmas, Anna, and some very nice pressies between you and your family!

Kendal said...

Your Christmas sounds just as I like my Christmasses to be in the heart of the family.
How lovely to have been able to take all your Sasha Dolls with you especially as they had their own presents to open and enjoy whilst there.
I think that each and every doll having their very own present is such a fabulous idea and would have loved to have copied the idea next year but there are just too many of them here so they have to share amongst themselves whatever they are given and which they do, do nicely.