We recently celebrated my Grandpa's 90th Birthday and my Grandma's 87th birthday. What do you get for people who lived nine decades? People who lived through the Kansas Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and a World War? My grandpa tells an amazing story of a time when he and his dad and his brothers were talking. My great-grandpa looked up at the moon and said, "Boys, one day a man will walk on that." The boys laughed. I mean, really, what do you get for people who have lived the life they have? Kleenex.
I had just gotten a giant pack of Kleenex at Sam's. We pulled out two boxes and went to work. Our first step was to color on all the sides using PERMANENT MARKERS. It was pretty exciting for the kids, not so exciting for me.
- As usual, I have lots of left-over Christmas cards. I have been gradually using them up, cutting out the pictures for various projects.
- A left-over handprint from this project. I have a really hard time throwing away anything that my kids have made...especially these little handprints, so I have a stack of them waiting to be used.
- We are in a fun new time when Eli can write messages...with lots of help. I write the letter on a whiteboard and he copies it on paper. I discovered, however, that if I just tell him to write the letter, he can't visualize the space on the paper and how the letters fit into it. We end up with one giant letter and the rest he just tries fit in where there is a space. For this side of the box, I gave him the squares to help him control his writing. We did the same on Side #1, using lines to help him place the letters of his name. Are those 4-year old letters not the sweetest thing ever?
- Foam stickers. Eli was loving the lips.