Grandfather Twilight (Take 2) - Read Along with Me
A couple days ago I layed down with Little Brother to read him Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger for his naptime...and so I could take a picture to send Grandma for her post. As I was reading it to him, he reminded me (as he does most times when I read it to him) that he has a cloud blankie of his own. (When Grandfather Twilight goes to sleep at the end of the book, his beard melds into his blanket that looks like a sky with clouds.)
Little Brother's cloud blanket one his birthmom gave him and he loves it. That gave us the idea to take a picture of him in his bed with his cloud blanket like Grandfather Twilight...which gave us the idea to draw trees on his walls...which means this activity gets it own post. If you missed my previous post though, you really need to scroll down or click here to see what my mom did with Grandfather Twilight.
Our Harold and the Purple Crayon decorations were starting to get torn down anyway, so it was time for some new paper. This time I did a double layer.
I did most of the drawing, but I let the kids chip in wherever they wanted to.
Firecracker was home sick, but she helped out a little bit, and then headed back off to bed.
Sweet Pea helped the most.
Little Brother was a bit hyper and mostly jumped around while the rest of us drew.
He was still a little hyper at naptime. Maybe he would have gone to sleep more easily if I'd given him a pearl and told him to walk to the ocean and back with it (like Grandfather Twilight).
But he eventually fell asleep in his bed among the trees.
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