There are certain toys that continue to be very important to Amara.
She loves to bring a toy with her when she comes to spend the night. A few weeks ago she brought her old friend Spot. She has always loved that she could velcro spot around her back, around Grampy’s leg, around the swing. I don’t think she will ever outgrow Spot.
Last Friday night she brought Emily, another favorite.
Emily is her big doll that Aunt Suzi had made her. When they got here Emily had her leg in a pink splint! This splint was made out of 4 pink plastic giant straws. She and her Daddy had used the ribbon belt from her Easter dress to tie it all together! I am so sorry I didn’t get pictures of it before it fell off while she was carrying Emily into our house! I asked Amara what was wrong with Emily’s leg and did we need to put the splint back on? “It was sore Grandma, but I am pretty sure her leg is feeling better now.” We didn’t need to put it back on her but Emily did need to lay down and rest. Amara really loves her dolls!
Now I have to insert some back story here. Aunt Suzi also made Amara another smaller doll. Her name is Emma and she is Emily’s little sister. Amara loves Emma and her bright pink hair!
Back to last weekend. Amara forgot to take Emily home with her on Saturday. I told her I would take good care of her and I admit to having gone into Amara’s room and saying hello to her a couple of times while I stopped and petted Twrusula.
A couple of nights ago Grampy and I were video chatting with Amara. It has become a fun nighly thing for the 3 of us. I told Amara that Twursula and I had been taking extra good care of Emily. (The truth is that Twursula had been walking around on top of Amara’s bed acting as if Emily was taking up to much of HER bed.) Amara said she was really missing Emily and “maybe one of you could go get her so I can see her?” Of course Grampy jumped up to go get Emily. He would do most anything for Amara. So while he was getting Emily Amara asked me if she could go get Emma as she missed her big sister! Next thing you know I have Grampy sitting next to me at my computer with Emily in front of his face and he is doing the “Emily voice” and Amara has Emma in front of her face doing the “Emma voice” and the 2 dolls are having a video chat. It was the cutest thing ever and I just love the relationship that Amara has with her Grampy!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.