Anna June has been taking Spanish lessons this past semester, and sometimes, I think they've paid off. Other times, not so much. Just this morning, AJ was telling me about one of the Spanish-speaking kids in her class whose only friend is another Spanish-speaking kid. I told her that she should at least tell him, "Hola" this morning and see if that helps. "You know, since you've learned to say 'hola' in Spanish class," I prodded. She said that, no, she knew hola from Dora. Good grief.
Anyway, over the break AJ and I did a project together that I think turned out pretty well. We archived some greeting cards from her birthday, my birthday, and Christmas. Actually, we did Christmas 2010, 2011, and 2012. Each of these occasions had tons of cards that were sitting around the house in little piles. I wanted to keep them because they were so sweet but I had no clue what I wanted to do with them. A few months ago via Pinterest, I saw this project, and I decided that's what I wanted to do. So now, we have 5 books, which aren't as perfect as the ones I saw online, but they'll do and they can now stand up on my bookshelf for our perusal any time we need a pick-me-up. We actually had so many Christmas cards that they wouldn't fit comfortably in the 1" binder rings I bought, so I also made 3 other Christmas rings from each of the years from the flat photo cards like the one featured towards the bottom of this exuberant post. Doing that part made me sad that we didn't do a photo card this year, but not THAT sad. We had no time, and the school did such great holiday photos.
When I made my birthday card book, I included AJ's card to me, but I didn't include the envelope it came in, pictured above.
As you can see, her handwriting is becoming more legible. I have no idea why she wrote "Mamacita" at the top, unless she actually learned something in Spanish Club!
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