Wednesday, January 02, 2013

{memory}

Our niece, Skye, turned 3 yesterday. It's such a strange thing, watching a person start from scratch. You're there as they discover their own hands, the day that they figure out how to roll over, when their body and brain sync up enough to figure out the art of crawling, walking, running. Language. Fine motor skills! Personality!!! Yikes.

As she gets older and we get to know her better, she becomes funner and funner to buy/make presents for. It's moved from, "What do babies in general like?" to "What would Skye like?" 

So this year, obviously, we were really excited for Christmas...and for her present we decided to make her a wee memory game. Barclay cut out little wooden squares and we used the technique from this video to transfer pictures of Skye's parents, cousins, grandparents, aunties and uncles onto the pieces. {Then we painted the backs with blue sparkly paint, because Skye's allllllll about the blue sparkles.} We were pretty proud of how it turned out, and Skye caught on to it right away, because she's the smartest three year old EVER.
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