|Isabelle having lunch|
I drove the car the hour and a half into the Otto Subaru dealership for a major tune-up. Winter approacheth and rural driving requires a vehicle be kept in shape.
Subaru told me it would be 5 hours for this big tune-up.
They were having fun doing an art project. I was inspired.
I phoned my son-in-law, and asked if he would take in an orphan for the duration. Ma Mére, his mom, was babysitting. I phoned in desperation, hoping someone would babysit *me*!
|Like this, Gramma!|
Ma Mére was busy making grilled cheese for them all. (I was still full from my breakfast!) Papa was on a conference call.
|We raided Mummy's make-up drawer!|
It's a cute little project, from a 'workbook' one of the grammas gave her. Me, Ma Mére, who knows! We love spotting good buys at craft stores, the second hand stores, used book sales, garage sales!
|Jofee wanted green whiskers,|
she cut them herself.
Motivated, she will be 4 on December 9th!
I loved having open-ended art like this. Kindergarten teachers spend much time pre-cutting materials, ensuring that each craft looks the same. That isn't art. That is structured activity.
|We discussed the lesson plan.|
I suggested that while the cat in the sample was black,
our cat mask could be any colours we wished it to be!
Projects need not look like they are fine art, and it is the process, not the product.
|Papa found some string -for those ties that bind!|
|Isabelle laughs at her gramma from the other end of the table!|
|She loves acting the part of a cat.|
Jofee adores our cats, too.
The little bit of red on her cheek was a dab of ketchup! Oops.
|Final project done.|
Below is a video I made of our last forest walk.
The kids visited us and they had a sleepover!
Nothing like the shush of leaves during a forest walk.
It is so much fun being a gramma!