Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer Elves and Fairies

The Little People have arrived and Grandma's Boot Camp is in full session.

GD2 (second granddaughter) came accompanied by several elves who come from the North Pole. There was some debate about whether they would be allowed to come to Tunisia as it is warm for them. However, GD2's mother sent a special request to Santa to get the necessary authorization. Santa knows that GD2 pays close attention to the well-being of her elf friends. When they need to cool off a bit, she puts them in the freezer. Here we see Ellie and Elfie in deep conversation. 

Charlotte resides in GD2's bedroom and generally moves around at night, changing where she sits. Unless, of course, GD2 misbehaves, then Charlotte can't move. Also, nobody can touch Charlotte or she loses her magic powers. GD2 leaves notes for the elves under her pillow.

Two other elves visit GD2 frequently and leave messages: Behavior Elf and Piano Elf. Although she can't see him, Piano Elf sits on GD2's shoulder when she practices and especially in a recital, which has allowed her to play confidently ever since he appeared on the scene.  She says she can feel him right there helping her along. Behavior Elf helped GD2 get an A in Behavior by the end of the school year. Things were a bit rough in First Grade until Behavior Elf stepped in to help. 

Behavior Elf and Piano Elf took an earlier flight to Tunis and left GD2 a note on her pillow to welcome her. It turns out that they have already made friends with the garden fairies who have been anxiously awaiting the return of GD1 and GD2 so they can fix the fairy house.

And so, my sketching buddy was inspired to create a Fairy Cake for GD2's birthday, as delicious as it was beautiful.

Such lovely detail work: Note the placement of flowers and butterflies, and the wings (non-edible). The fairy even has pointed ears.

I think my friend sprinkled some fairy dust over the cake, for it was a magical evening.


Kristen Donegan said...

love all the imagination going on over there at your house! What fun :)
And I remember those cakes- this one is particularly good- and I bet yummy as well !

Magpie's Mumblings said...

What fun! I think, truth be told, that grandma is having the most fun of all.

Norma Schlager said...

You have to be the best grandma ever! I'm sure the kids can't wait to go to your house.

Janet M. Atwill said...

She is the best grandma ever. She passed on to her daughter the ability to imagine such extraordinary spaces and creatures and to share them with G1 and G2!

Bouts Choisis said...

Sounds like you are all having the most magical summer at your house!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Grandma's Boot Camp looks like a lot of fun!

Carole Reid said...

How the bootcamp organizer gets it all done amazes me! Those GK is blessed beyond blessed to have such a dedicated G. All the best to you all this camp season. Have fun!