Yesterday Reuben celebrated his 11th Birthday. He seems to be growing up so fast, just one more year of Primary to go now. As our gift to him we decided it was time for a bedroom that better reflected his age. His room has pretty much stayed the same since we moved here nearly 5 years ago, and the quilt was still the rocket ship one from 6 years ago, so time for a change. I took him shopping a couple of weeks ago to pick new bedding, and during the countdown to his birthday picked up some new bits and bobs for his room including a new desk and chair from our favourite op shop, some matching under-bed storage containers, frames for his Karate Certificate and photos, and a bendy container for his Lego. I have been working on a quilt for his bed but, like most current sewing plans, childminding has been taking up all my time.
Simon took Reuben away for a couple of hours yesterday leaving me to re-vamp the room. When he arrived home he walked in and announced “awesome” with a big grin on his face, and has sworn he will now be keeping it tidy – we shall see about that! Have you seen these Balloon Balls from Locket.co.nz that you can see on top of his Lego container? They’re fantastic, I bought one for him at the last market I did, made from fabric and beautifully constructed – you simply blow up your ballon inside it and twist the top to seal it. It’s been a great toy that has been played with almost daily, you can purchase them here.