This morning I found Bella sitting at the table with our arts and crafts supplies spread out around her.
"Hey Bella, what are you making?" I asked.
"Well, Valentine's Day is coming up, and I thought it would be nice to make some cards." she responded, busy at work.
"Cool. Do you mind if I join you?"
"No, I'd love it."
So I picked up a few cards and started writing.
"Do you mind if I make this one? I think Ms. Williams, our teacher, should get one. She always reads us the best stories in English." I said, opening the card.
"Not at all." Bella responded.
"Oh, I have a great idea! You love to draw, so how about you make a picture of one of the stories she read us." I exclaimed.
"That's a good idea." Bella agreed, picking up some paper. "I'll draw Black Beauty, the horse, 'cause we just finished that book."
While she drew I wrote Ms. Williams a note and began decorating a card for our friend, Scarlett.
"I finished!" Bella showed me her drawing.
"Wow, that's amazing!"
"I just finished a card too." I said, folding mine over.
"Well, let's get these cards in the mail so people can get them in time." Bella slid her picture and Ms. Williams' card in a red envelope.
So I stuck Scarlett's card in an envelope and sealed it with some fun washi tape.
"Can you help me put away the supplies?" Bella asked, producing our craft box.
"Sure." I dropped in some of the leftover cards.
"Well, do you want to get some lunch? I'm starved." she pushed her chair under the table.
"Sound's good to me."
Have you made Valentines yet?