When I posted recently some photos of Alice playing with my Icarus shawl, playing peek-a-boo to be precise, Amy in Rhode Island wrote saying that at the same age, her kids had all loved playing with ‘Play Silks’ and would Alice like one? I’d never heard of Play Silks but the idea sounded lovely. A package arrived from Amy this week and today I got to have lunch with Fee and Alice so I could give it to her. We had sushi, then moved onto Koko Black for coffee, cuddles and playing.
Below is a series of photos showing Alice from receiving the parcel to playing with the gift.
Oh pretty ribbon!
After playing with the ribbon, an impressive part of the package, we opened it. I love the furrowed brow of concentration. Meanwhile, Mummy taps away on the iphone trying capture the moment.
What’s inside Aunty Bells?
It’s red silk!
Red stuff! I like it!
We played Peek-A-Boo!
We found her!
Here I am! Hiding!
It was a great way to spend a lunch hour!
So thank you Amy! It was an instant hit and she carried it away with her in her pram at the end of lunch. Fee said she could tell it was going to become a favourite toy. We like to think of it as Alice’s first fan mail!