Chit Chat

More Magic in the Mail: Treasure Box Edition

Yesterday I received a veritable treasure box in the mail… it was very exciting!  My AWESOME Aunt Phyllis put together a package brimming with surprises and a fun treasure hunt to go along with it!

I think the best way to tell you about it is to show you….

After gasping at all the little packages, I found this folder and did what I do best: I followed directions!

"To: Katie with Love; Please open and read!"

Join me  as I read the letter (I think you will see how well my aunt knows me!) & discover the hidden treasures!

“Hi Katie,

Well, look at all of these gifts!

Why whoever sent this to you must love you a WHOLE LOT!!!!! (Nothing like a giggle in the heart!)

Let us begin!

The first thing I would like you to do is empty the whole box!  Yes, go ahead: put all of the packages on the couch…

Make sure the number that is on each package can be seen.  This is really, really, really important!  (Get a grip, Aunt Phyliis)  Ok, that task is done… Are you excited?????????

Would you feel better if you organized the packages?????  Ok, you have permission to organize them any way you want.  Go ahead; go for it… Tall packages in the back, tiny packages in the front.  Or perhaps you would like to line them up according to numbers.

Hmmmmmmmm how about categorizing them by the colors of the wrapping paper OR according to “ribbon” color.  Go ahead, knock yourself out.  ORGANIZE AWAY!  I know how you love to do that.

ARE YOU DONE YET??????????????

Ok, now that you are happy with the way the packages look, you will now go into “PRETEND MODE” and begin to open the gifts!!!!

Today, these gifts will be part of an imaginary day in your life in California, but, when you feel up to it, you can make this day happen!!!!  (well, maybe you won’t want it to really happen again)

So, without further ado…

Open the first gift marked #1–Then, read the description of the item.

Make sure to open each gift first, and in sequence and THEN read the description.

GO AHEAD, DIG IN!!!!!!!!!

Open #1: Good Morning Glory!

Grandmom used to say that to us all of the time!

I would like you to have Grandmom’s mug.  She would be thrilled!

Think of her when you use it… You have her strength and her positive attitude!

Please boil some water for your tea!

NOW,

Open #2: Take the plastic off of this washcloth, and soak it in water.  Wash your face… ahhhh… so refreshing!

Now Dora and you are ready to go on a little adventure in California, and you don’t even have to leave your apartment!!

Ok, your tea is ready, so
Sit down, relax, and enjoy!

Open #3: Listen to some music

Or

Open #4: Read a Book!

Treasures #1-#4

TEA TIME IS OVER,

IT IS TIME TO PLAY DRESS-UP!!!!

Yes, I said DRESS UP!

(Why, all girls love to play dress up!)

So,

Open #5: Put on your princess crown.

Open #6: Strap on your wings.

Open #7: Pull on your Tutu.

Open #8: And put on some rings!

Open #9: Use your magic wand to cast spells on Sam!

AND THEN,

LEAP, AND JUMP, AND PRANCE AROUND LIKE YOU ARE FIVE YEARS OLD AGAIN!

When you get tired,

Open #10: Pull on these warm socks; curl up, and get a tattoo!! (and you thought I would say “rest a little!” NOPE!!!)

Then, if you feel like it, you can…

Open #11: Color in your coloring book,

Or

Open #12: Write a note to your best friend!

Treasures #10-#12

Oh wow!  Dora is getting hungry…

It must be lunchtime in California!

But, before both of you eat,

Open #13: You must sew a little apron!

Then you must

Open #14: Make some cupcakes.

Open #15: Don’t forget the sprinkles!

While the cupcakes are baking…

Open #16: Set the table.

Open #17: Make a pitcher of drinks.

Treasures #13-#17

Open #18: Sip your drink from your coconut cup,

Then,

Open #19: Put on your glasses, wear your lei, and of course put on your new bracelet!

Treasures #18-#19

You look beautiful!

Remember:

Eat something healthy for lunch.

THEN:

Open #20: Take out your new Sundae cups and fill them with ice cream, fruit, or something you love!

Open #21: Don’t forget to put little umbrellas in your sundae cups!

Treasures #20-#21

By now, Dora is ready to go home to Diego (Dora says Diego is her cousin, but I think it is really her boyfriend!)

Anyway:

GOODBYE DORA!

We will see you again tomorrow morning for another adventure!

NOW, YOU MUST REST AGAIN!

TIME FOR YOUR AFTERNOON NAP

Slip into bed, and

Open #22: Put on your mask, close your eyes, and sleep… shhhhhh!

NAP TIME IS OVER!  WAKE UP SLEEPY HEAD!!

Open #23: You may want to do a little cros stitch,

Or

Open #24: You may want to gather 3 photos for your new pocketbook photo holder!

THEN,

Open #25: When Sam comes home from work, go out to a restaurant and have some dinner!

Treasures #22-#25

We hope you had fun today, and we hope this put a little smile on your beautiful face!

We love you and think of you all of the time!

Hug Sam for us and when you do that, his hug will really be from us! (giggle, giggle!)

Take care!  Get better each day, and play with Dora often!!!”

What else to say, but “Wow”!!  Don’t you wish you had an aunt like mine?!  Almost makes my convalescence worth it to get surprising packages like this 😉

P.S. Of course, I couldn’t resist preserving the tissue paper that didn’t have tape on it–so cute!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Aunt Phyllis!

 

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