we had big plans today, and all went wrong. we took the train to the Botanic Gardens, only to find out that Jacob Ballas Children Garden was closed. aina had already brought her bikini to play in the water with… too bad. so we took the bus back to Holland Village, planning to go swimming… we went home to pick up my bathing suit and we got rained on… damn. no swimming for us, then.
so, what to do? well rainy day is crafting day.
on aina’s birthday, one of the presents was literally a bucket of craft materials (thank you kakak aidan!). so we open the bucket and aina started to make a collage.
the bucket comes with its own glue and paper. so perfect. there were straws and other papery stuff. she decided to make a flower. first glueing the stem made out of a straw.
then, the petals…
it was rather empty, even after aina wrote her name and the dates. so she decided to add an animal… she kept going back and forth between a bunny and a bird. and finally settled on the bird (because she found a small feather for the tail). i helped her sew the beady eye into the bird’s head, and she did all the glueing.
yay, we’ve finished the collage! it is now sitting at aina’s room, waiting to be framed.