Amara spent the night with us Saturday night and I really didn’t have anything special planned so we just had to kind of improvise! With her around there is never a dull moment.
One things I actually had thought of was proposing to her the idea of becoming pen pals with Aunt Sandy’s granddaughter. She is 7 months older and she lives on the other side of the United States. I thought this would be fun for them and so did Amara. I found some decorative printer paper and she sat down and wrote her first letter! She is already thinking about all of the questions she wants to ask her and of course she is very hopeful that they will someday get to meet. Found out yesterday that her cousin is also very excited about the idea.
She wanted to play Star Wars so I talked her into taking a walk and pretending that we were on a foreign planet and that we had to document the alien life forms and alien plant life — my excuse for taking the camera along on our journey in space! She made up rules as we went along. The houses that have at least one even number in the address were safe. The other houses were probably occupied by unfriendly aliens and we had to shoot them and run by as fast as we could before they could shoot back. Did you know that aliens like to hide in trees?
Shebee the cat doubled as a friendly alien life form and so was blessed by Princess Padmé Amidalas. She is loving the glittery star wands that are leftover from her birthday party. We went home and played Princess some more and she dressed up in her purple gown that Grandma Judi made her. And we had an impromptu snowball fight while we waited for the oven to get hot!
Saturday morning Amara wanted donuts. We hadn’t done donuts in a really long time so I caved and beside it gave me a chance to go get gas in my car. OK so I wanted donuts! We got hooked watching Harry Potter, one of Amara’s favorites. Her Daddy has read her all of the books. But as soon as it was over we were out the back door. She had fun learning how to jump rope with Grampy and seeing how high she could swing with Grammy. I don’t know how much longer that swing set is going to hold up but she is making sure we get our money’s worth out of it. And since the slide really is to small for her now she has turned it into a “jumping off platform”. I’m pretty sure Grampy would have not have permitted this but since he didn’t see us… It’s so fun to watch her grow.