The Alphabet Photography Project B is for Birthday #alphabetphoto

Week 2 of PODcast‘s linky The Alphabet Photography Project and what to pick for B?  I instantly thought Butterfly, and then realised I’m going to need to track what I did last year.  Yep, that was last year’s B.  Ok, back to the drawing board, Brewster maybe?  Then I realised I didn’t write an actual post about Monkey’s birthday last month at all and had only scanned through the photos from the day at the time.  So this year, my The Alphabet Photography Project B is for Birthday.

Monkey loves John Deere tractors and he has an obsession with their showroom in Osuna, near to where my parents live in Spain.  We have to visit every time we go to Spain, he loves it, we have to get a sales brochure for their tractors or combines.  It makes no odds to him that it’s all in Spanish.  On one trip, he noticed a toy Bruder John Deere Combine Harvester in the showroom window.  They sold toys for the kids as well as the real machines.  He was fascinated and would have loved for us to have brought it home for him.  Two problems – it was massive and it wasn’t cheap.

When we got back home I had a quick search on the internet and found the same Combine Harvester on Amazon.  Still not cheap.  Daddy P and I discussed it and agreed that if was still what he wanted before his 5th birthday (a year later) then that’s what we would get him.  Earlier last year I won a rather nice Amazon voucher which would actually pay for said Combine Harvester.  But I held out, it’s a big toy to buy if someone then decided his John Deere obsession had passed.

But Monkey knows what he likes, over the months if you asked him what he would like for his birthday, the answer was always the same.  So in October I bought it, and then had to hide it – it is BIG! for 2 months.  Would he really like it when he unwrapped it?

The Alphabet Photography Project B is for Birthday

I think that expression says it all.  Mummy!!!! It’s my Combine Harvester!!!! Job done, gold star for Mummy and Daddy.  One happy birthday boy.  Daddy P had Granny and Gramps on Skype so they could see it all happening too.  He was over the moon.  If he’d had no other presents from anyone, at that point, it really wouldn’t have mattered.  He’d waited over a year and got the one thing he really, really wanted.  What a birthday.

Just in case you’re wondering – this is what it looks like.  It even comes with pellets so you can fill a trailer with your ‘crop’ to be taken away by tractor.  Total luck that the Tractor and Trailer set he’s had for 2 years works brilliantly with it.

The Alphabet Photography Project B is for Birthday

What would you pick for B?

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

13 thoughts on “The Alphabet Photography Project B is for Birthday #alphabetphoto

  1. What a fab pressie and his face really does say it all. My son has a similar tractor; best not let him see this one otherwise he’ll be wanting that one too! #alphabetphoto

  2. The perfect B, and present. If my son is anything to go by, I’m guessing the Combine will be a favourite for a very long time. #AlphabetPhoto

  3. The look on his face is absolutely priceless and so worth it, isn’t it? 🙂 Belated Happy Birthday to your little man 🙂

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