>> Thursday, May 24, 2012
The girls understand that daddy has to go away again -- this time for a long time. While Nudgie still doesn't quite grasp the concept of time, Nani is definitely understanding what's going on -- telling anyone who listens that her daddy has to go away for 365 days.
A lot is going to happen in that time - 2nd grade, preschool, ballet recitals, etc. To help the girls remember some of those special moments, I wanted to make something special so that the girls could share those memories with their daddy. Something different than a scrapbook.
stalking browsing Pinterest, I got a great idea.
I found this AWESOME box at Goodwill for $1.99. It was meant to be as the box has two sides - one for Nani and one for Nudgie. I picked up some felt letters and stickers at JoAnn's and Michael's and one night put together our "While You Were Away" box.
I also picked up some red, white, and blue construction paper and we'll cut out paper hearts for them to write on. Anytime one of them has a special event or just want to share a good day with daddy, we'll write them on the hearts and put it in their side of the box. They can also add pictures, souveniers, etc. -- anything they want to share with daddy.
When My Marine gets home, we'll sit down over a couple of nights and go through the box -- and share those memories with daddy!