First tooth lost and the reward?
No, really. She took her tooth fairy money and bought a fish.
This little bunny is a future artist (or maybe a brain surgeon). A child’s colorful imagination is inspiring — and Colette sure has a vivid one. Her Dad made the paper bunny head item and it’s near impossible to get her to take it off…
She wore it as she carefully took every brown crayon in the box and put it against the fur of our new puppy, Dharma, to make sure she got the exact color match. And then she scribbled a masterpiece!
The people? They are purple and brown — no color picking going on in that regard. The final artwork had 3 people and one Dharma (with only 3 legs). When I asked who the people were, Coco spoke in a condescending tone and said, “They are all ME!” Her other drawings included her Dad, me, Perry and even Katie made an appearance. But not with the dog. The only one allowed in the same drawing with the 3-legged dog was her.
I happen to love the crisp air of October in Indiana. I’m that person with windows open just so I can have a fire in the fireplace. Cooler temps also mean it’s Oktoberfest time in Seymour and I didn’t want to miss it — more for the food than anything else. The mention of free food and Katie was in for the festivities that Colette and I had planned.
Most of the time, Colette is so much like her Dad was at the same age it’s uncanny. But when it comes to rides — they are polar opposites. Colette is a little daredevil — showing no fear and asking to get on rides that she’s simply too small for. I remember a time at Kings Island when I forced Ben on a ride… people were looking at me like I was the worst parent ever because he was loudly exclaiming his fear… with “it’s been nice knowing you, Mom” interjected in the begging in hopes I would cave in and skip the attraction. (I knew he would love it once the ride started… and he did.) Coco was bored on the flying school bus. On the dinosaur ride? She yelled at Katie to “spin it faster.” That’s my girl. 😉
I was honored to go to Crothersville School as a “grandparent” for my favorite granddaughter today. I was thrilled to represent and walk the halls once again — the same ones I walked when I was in school… and when my son went there as well.
For the record — when you see your friends in the halls of Crothersville Community Schools and the occasion is ‘grandparent’s day,’ you feel old.
I woke up this morning around 4:30 AM and I didn’t get to sleep until after midnight. It reminds me of my Nanny’s sleeping habits — you could find her sitting at the kitchen table staring out the window most hours of the day/night. So here I am… a little after 7:00 AM… I’ve already showered, trolled Facebook, checked email and organized my upcoming work day. If I had a table at my kitchen window, I’d probably be staring out of it. Instead, I’m here and am just about to share a photo of my granddaughter and her cousin about to hit the Jackson County Fair. (I’m sharing a before photo because it was so HOT, Colette told Ari that her hair looked “creepy” by the time we were ready to leave.)