Thursday, 8 March 2012

This Charming Man

Little E. Gary the Magnificent. It's a love/hate thing.

They got on just fine until the day Little E offered Gary his finger. Hamsters quite like fingers; especially ones tasting of magically delicious toddler snack. So now, Little E likes to drop in on Gary and see if he's awake; then he'll leave again, sharpish. When we ask him if he wouldn't rather stay and play he is firm in his answer.

"No," he says, "I have finished Garying."


I made this page with some of the new Echo Park This&That Charming collection, just in at Gotta Craft and I cut the letters, the silhouette and the angel wings (though they look like little devil horns, don't they?) with my Slice.



35 comments:

Amy said...

He is sensible beyond his years!

scrappyjacky said...

I'm afraid I've never liked 'Garying'...so I'm totally with Little E.
I really like how you've written directly onto the page.

Wanda said...

What a sweet photo and a nice story to go with. Thanks to you, Little E is going to have quite the collection of memory pages to look back on--each one more precious than the last!

Lizzie said...

That was what I didn't like about hamsters. They are not vegetarian, they are omnivores. Give them a taste for Human Finger... hmm..
My sister's kids kept hamsters. They were very friendly and didn't bite. Then my friend's daughter had them - she is an animal charmer and her hamsters were so friendly you could cuddle them.
My feelings about hamsters have been altered by my life's experience.
Perhaps Little 'E' will discover this later in his life.
Meanwhile, he might like the "Humphrey" books, by Betty G. Birney. Or perhaps in a year or two, when he's at school.

Lovely page, Sian - and such a wonderful subject choice. These are the little memories that it's great to keep for ever; your scrapbooks will be something to treasure, both for you and the family at large!

helena said...

Little E is surely destined to be a wordsmith - I can think of several occassions where that is exactly how I felt

S said...

Cute story and page, Sian! Little E is brilliant in his own way - in fact, I think I'll take his advice about a situation where I just have gotten bit.

Cheri said...

too cute. I just love toddlerisms and little E nailed this one.

laurie said...

such a cute story. little e is so clever - turning gary into a verb! i like how you take a specific moment in time and record it on a page in such an artistic manner.

Gem's Crafts said...

What a lovely little story, and I love the LO too :)

Mary B said...

Super page and I just love Little E's turn of phrase

WillieburgScrapper said...

That's got to be the cutest expression I've heard all week! LOVE this page- the design is beautifully conceived and the colors amazing. LOVE this Echo Park line! Can't wait to get my hands on my order!

Linda said...

gorgeous page! I love 'garying' LOL

Melissa said...

Oh my what a cute expression, totally made me smile this morning. Your layout is gorgeous - I always enjoy seeing how you combine to many little different scraps & embellies to make a beautiful arrangement.

Jimjams said...

Wonderful page - such a great expression (the photo and the words) - love it!

Cheryl said...

awww... loving the sunshine colours here. all the little details fit perfectly with your story (you really have a knack for this - 'sharp'? what else could that be for but Sian's hamster vs boy LO?!). thanks for your lovely comments on my tiniest of stories yesterday. I might join you for storytelling Sunday from now on. I'll give it some serious thought. x

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great story to capture. It is a perfect turn of phrase.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

Ruth said...

There's not much left for me to say that hasn't already been said.
But I can add this ~ do you know that Cath Kidston is opening up in your lovely city? Won't J be pleased?!

Alison said...

I love Little E's choice of words..and as everyone else had already said- perfect embellies on the LO!
Alison xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Don't you just love the things Little E comes out with! I so wish I had stuff like this recorded from when mine were small.

debs14 said...

ah yes, once a hamster has had the taste of toddler, he just wants more and more ... my son has the scars to prove it!
I love the expression 'Garying' I predict it will be used for many years to come!

Jennifer said...

hee hee This story makes me chuckle. Too cute! Your LO is wonderful!

Mitra Pratt said...

great story and great page! love the "wings" or devil horns...

Karen said...

Well, it's another super page, Sian. I love all the details, but it's the photo that makes me smile; I can just hear him uttering "I'm finished Garying." Too cute!

Sandra said...

What a wise face lol. Such a fabulous layout Sian

Missus Wookie said...

Love the colours and the photo/expression on his face. I am being tempted by all these electronic doo-dad cutters.

alexa said...

A stunning page! I love your layering, and your recounting is just wonderful. Such a pleasure to visit you!

Nathalie said...

Wow! That is a great page Sian! I love the monochromatic look and the design! Oh and the story is too cute! :)

Twinkle Star said...

Love the page Sian, the colours are just fab! Little E is very wise :) Have a great weekend x

Sue Althouse said...

Kids say the best stuff! Charming page, I've got that EP paper and need to pull it out and play!

Chocodeline said...

I'm in love with this page, the color combo, the layout, everything!

Becky said...

Wise little boy! Love this layout :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

Phew! Catching up after a whole week without internet connection!...& boy! you've given me a roller coaster ride in posts! I'm still chuckling, oohing & aahing!! Thanks! :)

Lisa said...

so late with my blog reading and glad to have caught up with this cute page. such a sweet photo and story. the EP looks wonderful, think I'll need to get that. Wonderful layout - as always!

Clare said...

Love the expression 'garying' ! My childhood hamster was an occasional biter so I can sympathise!

Gail said...

Oh what a darling story and I love the layout you've made for it. Sometimes I think I miss out on some really neat papers etc. by going digital.

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