Tonight we're giving Bella's new board game a whirl for Friday family fun night. It was planned in the early hours of today, in-between coughing and couch resting and this afternoon we searched for supplies to turn it from paper to project.
Over the years there has been many a board game created in our home. Some of them have been so intricate that frustration has set in before they could be finished, other times the concept has been great on paper, but not quite polished enough to work as a project. But, today's plan was a perfect one.
You make your way to the farm house by taking turns and rolling the dice. On the way to the farm there are all sorts of homemade treasures to collect. Oh, yes....each trinket was handcrafting by Bella this afternoon - incase you're wondering there are paper horses, plasticine apples, little slabs of butter (beads wrapped in yellow paper) and bottles of milk. There are cards along the way too - lose a turn, go forward 3 spaces and collect a free horse!
Once everybody has made their way to the farm, tokens are counted and the person with the most treasure wins.
It's a nice feeling to turn a dream into reality. Sometimes little people have seriously big ideas and it's not always possible to encourage them - flying robots, time machines and my favourite from Bella's idea book - a toaster with wings! But today's dream was doable and very exciting.