Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Play Wit' Me Grammie

I spend four days a week taking care of four of my grandchildren. My days are fairly quiet with the two older ones at school all day. A lot of my time is spent holding, feeding, changing the almost 3-month old Quinn. Elly gets restless waiting for me to have time for her and is always saying "play wit' me Grammie". It's a request that has to be taken seriously because if left to her own devices she is drawn like a magnet to markers, pens, paints, pencil crayons...anything that will make a mark on something - walls, paper, furniture, skin...you name it. I've brought crayons and coloring books for her, paints and painting books. Her mother bought her a ream of computer paper, more markers, smelly markers, kids paint. Elly loves drawing and does it quite well for an almost 3-year old. When I was at the grocery store yesterday I saw something that would be a nice change for Elly...little shortbread cookies, and icing tubes. This was our project for today.


She had her hallowe'en costume on before we started so I told her to get a shirt on instead so we wouldn't get her fancy costume dirty. No problem...she went up to her bedroom and came down with a shirt in her favorite color...purple. I offered to help her put it on but got her standard response "Me do it." So don't mind that it's backwards.


I showed her how to put the frosting on first and then the colors. She tolerated my help at first but pretty quick I was hearing "Me do it."

She worked very seriously on her projects.


The blue one that looks vaguely like a face is, in fact, "Mommy - she gots blue eyes".




When we were finished she ate only one cookie - with lots of frosting. And there was none on the furniture, walls, or clothes.


9 comments:

Jane said...

Cute pictures! And what a great job she did with those cookies!

Jane

Kath said...

So cute!! Loved the last picture! She did a very good job!

To answer your question....Maria is a scrapbooker so she will definitely scrap that "Bump" picture in his book!

Sara_HB said...

"Me do it" drives me crazy

Chatty Crone said...

She is a doll - she did a great job with them too - including eating one. Sandie

Emtron said...

I love the Mommy cookie

Mike said...

I notice that she's wearing a different shirt in that last picture.

Pat MacKenzie said...

Mike. We did half the cookies in the morning and the rest in the afternoon after we changed her shirt. Very observant of you.

RH (aka Lucy) said...

To cute! Grandkids are the best. I did this with one of mine last year when I was in DC. Gotta say..by the time she got through with it my sugar glands were having a war with themselves. Couldn't imagine even taking a bite into that cookie.

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