Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Meital's Surprise



When Meital went on her overnight field trip last month, I knit her a toy (no surprise there, right?). When it came time to put the finished toy in her room to await her return, I decided it would be fun to put out all of her soft toys (I'm weird that way). I've already talked about how Avi and Liat worried (correctly, as it turned out) that seeing all of the toys would remind Meital of the one she had lost (still working on recreating Buzz Buzz, by the way). Still, she and I both enjoyed the display.



There were toys on the bed, on the shelves by the door, on her desk, pretty much everywhere. She's got Beanie Babies, Care Bears, hand knit toys, an American Girl doll (not a soft toy but a cherished gift from a wonderful cousin), freebies from McDonalds, gifts from friends and family, and more. I had a lot of fun arranging them in conversation groups, and at one point thought about adding little speech balloons above some of their heads, but in the end I flaked out on that. I also neglected to count them, but then I don't really like numbers very much anyway.



This is the newest addition to the family. Well, actually, that's not true because just this past Friday I gave Meital (and Liat) something new. Stayed tuned for a post about the Squidgy Beanbugs.

11 comments:

Joansie said...

Absolutely adorable, Amy, to see them all together as a "family". I've seen many of the last few years as blogging friends.

Sandy said...

Oh, how sweet! I love this idea, and I am sure your girls did too. You are so thoughtful. These are the moments they will remember.

Jill L said...

Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Sandy is right. They may not remember every single thing you did for them, but this they will remember. You are a neat lady! The girls are lucky!

Rush'd Lady said...

Love that cute quilt too! Did you make it?

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

OMG, Amy! These soft toys and the ones you've made by hand are so SPECIAL! I hope you have time to re-create Buzz Buzz! What a sweet story!!!

Crochet Goddess said...

Hi! thanks for stopping by my blog. How are you doing? I plan to keep trying with the sock thing. I have plans to pay another visit to the knit and crochet dr's at one of my favorite yarn shops. You have to pay $5.00 but they help you with your projects even if you did not buy your yarn at the shop.

Sleepless said...

Aww, that is so sweet!

Grandma Elsie said...

Hello Amy,
been along time since I visited bloggers. Enjoyed seeing your post and dear family doings .
bet your daughters have changed a lot since I was here last . They grow up so fast.
Hope to visit again sooner
Elsie <><

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AlisonH said...

Oh, that's cute!