Eight full days with this dynamo and her parents. Bliss.
Lots of coloring and imaginary play with stuffed animals, dress up, the toy farm, kitchen and or horses. She and papa played for 3 hours straight one morning. They also made pancakes. Our dog was usually supervising.
Hubby helped our son finish a 3rd raised garden bed and start turning a coat closet into a pantry with many shelves. We transplanted lettuce into the container garden and watered plants which led to some water play. Took a couple of walks to see workers digging holes in the street and then to see how they made them back into street again. So many activities that I didn't manage to document them all!
Here are the crafts projects we did.
A Happy Pupday banner out of triangles of construction paper hung on a piece of yarn for our dog’s 11th birthday. Granddaughter wrote the letters herself and decided that both “Ps” belonged on the same piece of paper because they were the same. Then we hung it across a big window and quickly moved on. A few days later we made fudgesicles and gave the dog some carrot while we enjoyed chocolate.
A life size little girl outline to color in. So many giggles getting outlined made it hard to hold still and for an accurate tracing!
A homemade large size matching game to play on the floor. This got played quite a few times with Nana, Papa, Mommy and Dada. We simply used colored printer paper and drew the same thing on 2 sheets for a total of 14 pieces as 10 was too easy.A neighborhood map of important places to a 3 1/2 year old. Her important places spread to an hour’s drive away to include Grandma’s house and her cousin’s house. Also included were a little fish pond up the street, a park, a fountain in a roundabout, local grocery store, Daddy’s shop in the garage, all the fruit trees she knows about and of course her house. I’m going to try to remember to do this again next summer and see how her mind has changed.
We had a very full week! A walk to a rustic nearby park with a stop on the way home to see a small fishpond that also had dragonflies. Making pancakes with Papa. Picking a small bouquet for Mama and putting it on the breakfast table.