November 15, 2011 —I stopped by Amara’s house this evening. It’s always wonderful to just stop by for a visit — and to get my dog fix! They have 2 dogs and it is so much fun to get love from Bogey and Newt. Amara was busy going at about 100 mph telling me everything. It’s so much fun being her Grandma. She started to ask if she was coming over this weekend but then she remembered that she is going to her first ever birthday party sleepover. So exciting! She went on to tell me that next weekend when she does spend the night she is thinking that she wants to teach me a craft! She learned how to make these new colorful bookmarks and she really want to show me how. I wrote this tonight so that I can add to it when she does teach me!
Fast forward to November 26, 2011 — Amara came to spend the night with us and as we always do we talked about what she wanted to do while she was here. We had a situation a few months ago where we ran out of time and she was really disappointed that there was no time left to play in the water. So I asked her what she wanted to do and she immediately responded with “Well Grandma, remember I wanted to teach you how to make those bookmarks?” I was glad she hadn’t forgotten and we made a plan to make bookmarks in the morning, right after the news.
Amara has a set of plastic drawers in her room and they are filled with construction paper, safety scissors, markers, rulers, stencils, water colors, paint brushes and more markers. When my friend Deb moved from California to Wisconsin she gave me a ton of craft stuff, lots of glitter, glue, stickers, feathers, all sorts of fun stuff and I have added to it over the years. (I miss you Deb!) So while Grampy and I watched the news she got out everything she wanted us to use and got it all organized on the dining room table. We didn’t even get out of our pajamas!
Sunday morning she taught me how to make bookmarks!
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