Amara was only 18 months old when Twursula went missing. Twurs is one of the cats that shares AmaraLand. She was gone for 2 of the l o n g e s t weeks ever. When Amara was a little older — maybe 2½ — I told her the Twursula story as a bedtime story since I knew she wouldn’t remember it. She loved that story and she has asked me to tell it to her many times since then.
When Amara was three I started working on a story book for her so that she would always have the story of when Twursula went missing. What should have taken a short time to create took years because I tend to procrastinate and have had serious computer issues between now and then but I finally got it finished. It arrived last week.
So I have really looked forward to Amara spending the night with us this weekend. We played in the backyard — the weather was beautiful; we had dinner and watched Beauty and the Beast, “the Diamond Edition, Grandma”. She loves the scary parts because then Grandpa has to protect her. Sometimes if it is really scary it takes both of us to protect her. Grandpa and I look forward to the scary parts and the hugs that come with them. FINALLY, it was time for bed and bedtime means story time. She saw the Shutterfly box and the book and was curious as to what Grandma had done. Why does the cover have paw prints on it?
I want to add that I love Shutterfly! I have done birthday books, coasters, calendars and Greeting Cards using them and have captured so many great memories! I’ll tell you about some of the other creations in other posts — they all revolve around our girl!
To be able to view the book full screen, please click here.
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.Tags: Amara, babysitting, backyard, Beauty and the Beast, bedtime story, book, cats, games, reading, Shutterfly, story book, story time, Twursula