I'm pretty sure that my love of Lizette Greco's work came before I even started blogging. The way she is inspired by and collaborates with her children is amazing and inspiring to me, and has influenced the things that I do as well. And how fabulous that once I got to 'know' Lizette a bit, I found her to be just as kindhearted, creative, and fun as I imagined her to be. And her kids, I've discovered, are just as creative, fun, and kind as their Mama. Being that our children are all homeschooled and similarly aged, we've been talking for some time of doing a family, kid-focused swap. Our exchange began last month with the arrival of this package.
We were thrilled to see these little bits of nature, a peek at what it's like on the other side of the country. I love this - how bits of the earth are similar and so different geographically all at the same time. That amazing nest they found fallen? Oh my. It sat perched delicately on our holiday tree for most of the month, where the babes pondered it's past many times.
Definitely the highlight of the package for us, were these handmade bits by the Greco kids. A game created for us by Sophia (complete with instruction book - perfect!), and a Robot Book (an inventory of his robots, actually) by Enzo. We love these, and the kids have devoured the work that comes from fellow creative little ones.
Also included were the handwork of the Greco's in the form of these wrist cuffs! I have one of my own from Lizette, so it was a treat for the boys to get some just like mine, but from the kids!
This silver suit (really a robot suit) was found in the box and instantly became a HUGE hit (yes, as the TinMan, Lizette! Just as you guessed!). And will you look at what she sent along for Miss Adelaide? Mo! Mo the elephant! Who is very much adored already. Very much.
And she didn't forget the Mama, with these yummy treats. Craft, which I hadn't read yet, but promptly gobbled up. And those buttons and yarn from a trip of hers. (The yarn is already on needles!).
Thank you Lizette, Sophia and Enzo! Here's to many more cross country homeschooling exchanges!