Sam & Elvis

"There's no need for me to learn how to use scissors 
because my aunt can cut and sew so great"

Wonderful little guy

That line up there is what my wonderful nephew delivered when his kindergarten teacher tried to get him to show how he manages scissors (that's part of the 4-5yrs skills-testing here). I was deeply touched by those words, he seems to appreciate my handmadebyMia-skills. And he can use scissors perfectly when he feels like it.
We have been spending many of our Fridays together lately, and he just amazes me every time we meet with his creativity, innovations and his energy. The endless energy he has. He has been a great fan of policemen for ages, but lately firemen have been the flavor of the month. We play fire station for hours. He is the star of the station, naturally, and I got to play the enthusiastic yet not the brightest assistant. Oh yes, we've watched a lot of Fireman Sam, and many of our plays are based on those episodes too. Usually Sam spots the (imaginary)fire, makes the alarm(noise) and also puts down the flames (like up there using my water spray bottle). You would be surprised how many fires there can be within one day.
He also loves his godfather dearly, and likes nothing better than do manly things with him: washing the car, making sauna ready, painting, repairs around the house... He also loves the godfather's stuff (like guitar, cigar humidor), and wants to try them every time he visits (see the humidor's hydrometer adjusted above). But what he does best is to bring smiles and happiness all around him:

"Look! We got mail! Santa sent us card here in fire station! 
Please let's read it together!"

Happy Wednesday!



angeliki said...

What a lovely post Mia! Your nephew is so adorable and cute! I like his curiosity about the world! I also love the photo he's attending this extraordinary house!I fell in love with the house immediatelly!
Have a wonderful rest of the day,

P.S If you ever have some free time, you can check my creative web corner,

verykerryberry said...

How touching Mia! He obviously enjoys and values his time with you both x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe bless him, he's so cute.
It's great that you get so much pleasure from him which needs to be enjoyed as they grow up ever so quickly.
You have reminded me of the games I use to play with my boy too.
And he still likes to play with guitars!!!
Happy Wednesday Mia,
Vivienne x

Jane said...

What a dear sweet boy Mia. Enjoy your Friday's with him, that time goes so quickly but gives such special memories. My boy loved Thomas the Tank Engine....happy days. He just turned up with Bear for a flying visit....good to see him grown too ;0)
Jane x

Mia said...

Hello Angeliki,

He's adorable, isn't he? And So full of energy, he comes and goes and runs and jumps... And he's so interested in everything!

Have a wonderful day!


Mia said...

Hello Kerry,

It is, he is proud of my skills, that's just heart-warming! We love our time together, he'll be here tomorrow again!

Have a great Thursday!


Mia said...

Hello Vivienne,

I know, he was a baby just yesterday and now he's almost 4! I know you have that rock-star plan ;) and I am counting on my nephew guitaring me a villa next door to yours; it'll be a few years though ;)

Happy day!


Mia said...

Hello Jane,

Thomas was big here too before policemen! Now it's the firemen, they're the greatest :)

Enjoy your sunny days, gardening and the sweetest Billy-boy's company!

Happy Thursday!


mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, What a special day of play! Isn't it great to watch and listen to a little one. I love to watch them when they are not aware and just imagine the wheels turning in their sweet little heads. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your days!

Anne said...

Thanks Aunt Mia for sharing some of your fun Fridays.
Mr. L is so adorable and getting big! I'm sure your house is well protected from any fire danger. (-:

Happiest Thursday AND Friday, to both of you.


Mia said...

Hello Robin,

It's just wonderful to get to spend some time with my precious nephew, just two of us! I am preparing the fire station as I type for tomorrow :) - happy weekend soon to you!


Mia said...

Hello Anne,

He's a big boy already, isn't he, and it feels that he was a baby just so little time ago...Time really flies! I wish you're enjoying beautiful weather today, and have sunny weekend soon too!


Helen Philipps said...

How lovely that you play these creative games with your lovely little nephew....and the Fireman Sam game made me smile as that was my grandson Charlie's favourite role for a very long time...I have helped put out so many 'fires'...very exciting :)
Have a lovely weekend, Mia.
Helen x

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Fireman Sam is the number one idol around here (and I'm Elvis), and fire station can be on for hours...But he grows so fast, we need to enjoy our time together now!

Have a lovely, long weekend!


Beth said...

This is such a lovely post to read, you are obviously a very good Aunt, a job made easy with such an adorable nephew. Bethx (the linen cat)

Mia said...

Hello Beth,

He's such a sweetheart (I may be a bit biased but still), and I enjoy spending time with him so. He sends you a wet kiss!


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