We were away this weekend staying with Roxy’s Grammy J and Grandpa in Connecticut and attending her twin cousins’ 1st birthday party in New York. While in CT, Charlie’s aunt Fuzzy gave me the grand tour of her house. And quite a house it is – exhibiting a lifetime of collections all out on display. This is a woman who saved everything, and takes great joy in looking at and thinking about all of her “things.”
She gave Roxy this incredible plush doll house that once belonged to her own children forty years ago. It is made of cotton cloth and thin sheets of foam. The roof unbuttons, and the sides of the house unzip, revealing a fully decorated living room, including a movable sofa, Then, the interior lifts up and the layer below is a picnic scene. This is an awesome toy. It has lots of creative potential and clearly is very well made. It gets me thinking – I could make one of those. Hmmm….
Unfortunately, while we were at Grammy J’s house, Roxy fell and bumped her forehead on the hearth. It was just awful. I burst into tears and now she has a big red mark and a bruise on her pretty little head. I guess this kind of thing happens when you have a mobile baby, but since ours never really crawled, I’m just getting used to this at 13 months.