|Edmund, Amy and Laura gathered to wish Happy Birthday to Sasha|
|They were distracted by someone approaching|
|"Hello" said Laura, "what is your name?"|
|"I am Timothy" said the boy shyly as Edmund shook his hand and Amy reached up to him|
|"Welcome home Timothy" cried Laura as Amy and Edmund cuddled the new boy|
|Amy would not let go of her new blue eyed red haired brother|
|"Happy Birthday Sasha" called Timothy, Amy, Edmund and Laura|
It was lovely going to pick my younger daughter up from her music group a few minutes later with him sitting on the front seat of the car - seeing her reaction to this totally unexpected arrival was a treat. My elder daughter, when meeting him on a quick visit home last weekend, was also very pleased that he had joined our doll family, especially because of his hair colour.
His arrival photo shows him just after I had washed his hair, which was dusty and slightly tousled but turned out to be as perfect as the day he left the factory. He has his complete original blue cord outfit, the elastic in his white shoes is stretched with age but everything else about his outfit is perfect, just slightly dusty (I haven't washed it). I gave him the long sleeved striped t-shirt I had bought from Ginny of A Passion for Sasha at the Chat 'n Snap a couple of weeks earlier and yesterday bought him the miniature teddy bear at a lunchtime craft market to match his hair and because he seems a shy boy in need of a comforting toy friend.
|Timothy, red haired blue Cord boy when he arrived at his new home|