Some of you may be wondering what ever happened to my daughter Bekah (of skirty fame). The truth is she is living right here under my roof with Ben and the five children, and she comes up once in a while for a cup of coffee. She has busied herself with figuring out how to market a line of dresses for her little business Amoretti, as well as keeping the kids occupied. This has all been quite tame, and I don’t know why you haven’t heard a peep out of her since she got back to the US of A.
This past week they made a trip to Boise to visit family, and while there Bekah learned that her mother-in-law needed a little decorating help with her kindergarten room. Anita has taught kindergarten since Ben (who is now 36) started at age five. So, needless to say, she knows her stuff. Anyhow, this year she has a new temporary room that has walls covered with Pooh Bear. And though we all love Pooh, it just doesn’t fit in with Anita’s bird theme. She is not allowed to paint over the beloved Pooh, because this building is a rental, so she shoved as many bookshelves as possible over some of the drawings. Still, honey bees and things kept peering out.
But, in the nick of time, Bekah got an inspirational flash which has resulted in a power-crafting event. She bought two large drop cloths, designed charts and what not on her computer to cover them, painted edges, and ironed on birds of all flavors, and presto! (well, not exactly presto!) her mother-in-law has wall coverings that can be hung over walls, putting Winnie the Pooh under wraps.
The first one is finished and the second one needs to be done early in the a.m. as Anita leaves for Boise and has to be at school Monday a.m. So the pressure is on, much as it is in the Olympics. Bekah is sure the second one will go much faster. I’m thinking by one a.m. But I wanted you to get a glimpse of this enormous wall display. It is just cool as can be. She’s got the number chart, the poet’s corner, birds, birds, birds, and it is a very fun wall hanging. We did our best to get a decent picture.