Saturday, November 24, 2012
Paprika surprised me by making this book one afternoon all on her own. I always have a lot of art supplies available for the girls - just paper, pens, markers, crayons, kid scissors, glue, glitter, etc. I know that it's a LITTLE dangerous to leave all that stuff out and free for the taking (haha) - and if you look at some of the walls in my house, I can prove it! ;-)
But I think the trade-off to having a little mess and occasional artwork on the walls is worth it because every day, all day the girls are creating. When I am devoting time to getting Violet to nap, they are creating. When I am cleaning up, they are creating. They are always creating, and to me, creating is learning and reflecting and a valuable activity unto itself.
Anyhoo- this is the book Paprika made for me for Thanksgiving. All on her own. I will cherish it always, and even if it gets destroyed by water, flame, or errant scissor...I now have a copy of it right here to remember it always. :-)
The cover says:
The Thankful Book
I Give Thanks for Mom:
Mom Gives Thanks for Us and Dad:
And Annemarie and Vivian.
Ginger Gives Thanks for Going to the Park:
Violet Gives Thanks for Mama Milkies.
Dad Gives Thanks for Tickling:
And The Dog.
And His Film.
Mom Gives Thanks for Being Healthy.
And for Auntie Ann:
We Give Thanks for Family:
Posted by Erika at 2:37 PM