Friday, October 10, 2008

He's the #1 Blue Engine, don't ya know.

When Bradley turned two last year, my friend Natalie bought this for him. Thus began a love affair like our house had never seen.

What started out as one little "twain" with a house turned into two twains, because Thomas needed a friend. So, Thomas and Percy and Bradley were total BFFs. Then Chloe wanted a girl train, so Molly entered the picture. And then I had to get more track, because seriously - that roundhouse did NOT come with enough pieces to build cool cool rail systems.

We are now the proud owners of pretty much all the major engines (Who needs those stupid ol' diesel and narrow line engines? Psht! Not us! Steam all the way, baby!) We are lacking Edward, Henry, and Toby of the Major Eight. Molly isn't a major character, but she was the one Chloe wanted first (she has Emily, now, too). Even Mike has his own Gordon, and the kids always argue over who gets to play with "Daddy's Train!"

Not only do we have all these little Thomas Take Along toys - (The Thomas Take Alongs are small die cast metal trains that run on plastic tracks - they are non-compatible with the original (lead-coated) wooden trains.) but, Bradley's room is also decked out in All Thomas - All the Time. He's got the sheets, pillow case, soft Thomas-shaped pillow, and even wall stickies.

So it wasn't very hard to decide on a party theme for Bradley's third birthday!

Here is the invitation I made (well, one of the 25 of these boogers):






And here is the backside, which you absolutely MUST sing to the "Thomas and Friends" theme song:




Bet you can't guess what Bradley's going to be for Halloween!

PS: HUGE Thanks to Lynda (Chelemom's MIL) for letting me know that these adorable Thomas Stamps were available. :)



Materials (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned)

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black

Stamps: Thomas Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Versamark
Other: SU! Markers, Copic Markers, Blender Pen, Silver Embossing Powder, Ticket Corner Punch, 2-Way Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge, Crop-o-dile

1 comment:

Lynda said...

Abra: Adorable! Of course I HAD to listen to the Thomas Song (and must admit found myself singing along!). I guess we are all kids at heart.

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