A Time to Treasure
This week with our granddaughter has been a time to treasure. A week is just a tiny snapshot in the life of a 2-year-old. She will be very different the next time we see her.
Even with a lot of activity with extended family, Piper and I have managed some quality time, just the two of us, in the garden and doing art. She loved picking English peas. Then she discovered you could eat them right out of the pod.
Next we pulled up a few radishes. Notice that in this picture she has a mouth full of peas.
Then later, of course, we had to have a little art time. Here she is admiring a few of her paintings.
The circles of color are made from the leftover paints in her paper plate palette. After she had painted for a while with temperas, I cut the bottom out of the paper plate palette so it would be a flat piece. Then I lightly sprayed it with water and together we made three monoprints from it, each time re-spraying the plate. The palette itself ended up looking pretty too.
Here is Piper’s art show.
Last evening we baby sat Piper so her Mother and Dad could go out on a date. Rituals are always an important thing for a toddler, so we were given a list showing her bedtime routine in sequence. They said not to worry, that if we got something out of order, she would let us know! The routine goes like this:
- Brush teeth
- Bed – Noise machine (rain sound)
- Note: If met with resistance, have the stuffed doggie or the teddy bear turn off the light.
Everything went off without a hitch. Treasured times.