I'm not entirely sure why
- could have something to do with having a passel of kids -
but we're just behind on everything.
I wasn't sure we were going to manage
putting together shoeboxes this year,
but yesterday evening
the kids all had a late snack
and wouldn't need dinner till 7:30 - 8ish
so we just loaded up and ran to Walmart.
|the boys' box|
The boys shopped for a boy, around their age,
and I took Lily & Lex'
and we picked out stuff for a 2-4 year old girl we called 'Emily'.
I thought Emily was a great name;
usually Lily picks
But then I heard her chanting,
"Rocky loves Em i ly" (from The Three Ninjas)
The boys had 'named' their gift recipient Rocky...
We picked out 2 little baby dolls
and decided we would make a little purse / doll bed for them.
Lily helped me choose the fabrics
(two fat quarters)
before she had to head off to bed herself.
She had a hard time 'getting' that this was for a little girl
we would never meet
this side of heaven.
She was really excited to play with 'Emily's' new toys with her.
I explained several times that that wasn't happening.
So, instead of playing with her,
we took some pictures of Lily using her purse bed
so little Emily would know how to use it
and included the photos in her shoebox of girlie goodies.
With the scraps from the bag, I made a tiny quilt
that ended up being just perfectly sized.
I forgot to take a picture of it
(and all the other fun stuff we bought)
but I made a sweet pillowcase dress, too
figuring it could be worn by anyone from a 2 yr old to a 6 yr old
I'm thinking maybe another little doll purse / bed is in order