Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jonah's Super File Folder of Games

Our sweet friend, Amanda has spent countless hours working on a special gift for our soon to be 4 year old. Her creativity amazes me. (You'll see why when you see these pictures.) She made Jonah a huge binder of games using file folders and velcro. He opened the box and just stared at the cover for a while. I think he was trying to figure out what it was.


He opened it to find a letter from Manna. I had to read it to him but not until he gave it the old college try! He held that letter and stared at those words as if he knew exactly what they said.
We started flipping through the binder and playing the different games. He could hardly play one for wanting to go the next one. His mean mommy made him start and finish each folder before he got to the next one. We started by dressing a bear and changing it into all of it's outfits.


We moved on to Noah's ark then to a shape game and a counting game. He was entertained for hours. We stopped only for lunch then dived right in. I have to keep it put up or he would have every piece out of the folder it belongs in. He loves his "special folder book" and I can see many, many hours of entertainment coming from it.

Manna, thank you for your time and effort on this special birthday book. Thank you most of all for loving our little boy. We miss you!

5 comments:

Penny said...

That is a precious gift, Amanda! So much time and energy.
Nicki, don't you love it when people make things for your baby?! I have blankets, pillows, afghans, and such that mean so much more to me than any store bought gift. :)

Regina and David said...

that is a cool gift! how sweet of her to make it.

Amy said...

This is awesome!!

Audra Laney said...

Wow! What a thoughtful gift! Just knowing the hours of work that went into this makes it all the more special! So sweet, Amanda!

Amanda said...

It was well worth the time and effort. I love that kid like he was my own and miss him (yeah, and you guys, too!) so incredibly much! I HATE that I can't be there for his 4th birthday party :( Hope you enjoy playing all these games with him. He'll be the smartest kid in his class :)

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