Tonight after dinner, Ivie, Dale, and I wandered over to Jasper and Janice's house (our neighbors on the OTHER, non-Dever, side of our house) to chat with them before they jumped in their truck to go out for ice cream (yum).
Macie had been playing around in the garage, and, when she saw us at Jasper's, she sauntered our way. With a piece of sidewalk chalk.
Now, I've mentioned before that Jasper abhors sidewalk chalk. So he was not thrilled when Macie knelt down on his driveway and drew a purple line! I immediately stopped her, and she willingly gave the chalk to Ivie, who, at this point, decided she, too, wanted to "chalk". So I told her that she needed to go back to OUR driveway if she wanted to draw.
Off she went.
After Dale, Macie, and I said good night to Jasper and Janice, we headed back home. When we got close, Ivie ran over to me and said, "Mommy, I drew something for you! Come see!".
When I got to our driveway, I saw this:
I was at first very impressed by the fact that she wrote out my name with absolutely no assistance! Then, Ivie explained what the three circles were after my name.
"Mommy, it says 'Amy rock, rock, rock'."
Ohhhh, how sweet! This was her way of writing "AMY ROCKS!".
(Or at least that's what I'm going to choose to believe.)