...alternately titled "Bb" is for book....
this activity just might have been the recipe for sanity in a morning gone awry. (and if spring doesn't come soon, we might all lose our marbles....did i mention that its snowing again...for the love!) the girls sat for almost an hour working on their books...selecting just the right stickers, scribbling (err...i mean drawing masterpiece quality pictures), and transcribing their story to me. well, actually kate pooped out before she could tell me what she wanted her story to say...instead she pulled stickers off the pages, tore them in half and placed them on other pages of her book, wrapped her fingers with sticker band-aids, etc. apparently she wrote the wordless story today...but if stickers tell the story then it was a good one...all about cupcakes and ice cream and bunny rabbits...
elizabeth filled her pages with banana and monkey stickers (and then she threw in some bunny and chickie stickers on the last few pages). she is quite methodical...each page contains a particular sticker....the cover is bananas-every last banana sticker she could find, page 1-"go bananas" stickers, page 2-monkeys in pink hats (pictured below), page 4-"crazy" stickers, page 5-"monkey business" with a few leftover "crazy"s thrown in for good measure, page 6-"go wild", page 7-apparently missed the stickers...this page is plain old white, page 8-bunnies and one chick hatching from an egg, back cover-chickies...
elizabeth wanted to call her book "Peter Pan" originally. when i said, "but elizabeth, there aren't any pirates, its full of monkeys and bananas..." she replied, "oh, you're right. i'll call it 'ducky, quack, quack'". ummm...okay...
she proceeded to transcribe her story, page by page.
whats that? you want to read her masterpiece? here it is.
"Ducky, Quack, Quack"
by Elizabeth (age 4)
Blue water came.
The duckies were surprised they could swim in it.
Then big waves came and they flew away.
The waves went away to another river.
And then it happened the ducks could swim in it again. (nope...not making this up...she said, as clear as day, "and then it happened"...funny girl!)
The duckies saw a big shark and flew away again.
And then the shark swam away to another river.