Friday, March 12, 2010

Oma Day

♫ It's Oma Day, it's Oma Day
The little girls have come to play. ♫
Tea-sets, dress-ups . . . shoot Hooray!
It's O-ma Day! ♫

Here's what we did for Oma Day. (The girls planned it themselves.)
  1. Spontaneous talent show.
  2. Scavenger Hunt: I made a list of ten things to find in my apartment building (elevator buttons, little chairs on the 2nd floor, desk in the front office, view from the staircase, etc.) We went as a group and when we found something they took a picture in their mind with their imaginary cameras.
  3. Banner: After the scavenger hunt, I unrolled some butcher paper. All seven girls sat on the floor with markers and I reminded them of what they'd seen. They had 30 seconds to draw it. Then we all ooh-ed, aah-ed and clapped.
  4. Dress-ups: Everyone (not me) stripped down to their undies and dug through my trunk to put together their own unique outfit.
  5. Fashion Show: Each girl modeled her look to my commentary: "And here we have Ashley, wearing a lovely butterfly scarf to coordinate with her turquoise necklace, sequined purse and bunny ears."
  6. Freeze dance: Wearing their new attire, they danced until I pushed the pause button. Then they froze in position until I turned the music back on.
  7. Tea Party: Sandwiches with the crusts cut off, gourmet "cheese straws" (Cheetos) and grapes. After lunch, tea was served. Everybody got their own tiny teapot filled with apple juice, and a tiny creamer filled with Sprite. "May I have mo-a cream?" they asked daintily. They discussed far-away places they were from ("Oh, I'm from China, you know") speaking with elegant accents, drinking with their pinkies up.
  8. Movie: Parent Trap. "Is it the old one or the new one?" they asked. They all loved Hayley Mills.
  9. Treats.
  10. Clean up.

♫ "It's O-ma Day!" ♫

(It doesn't take much to have fun with this group!)


Kay Dennison said...

What fun!!!! I get to see my girls -- my grandnieces -- today!!!

Shelley said...

This made my day! I can't help but miss my Grandmother who was my everything, while I read all the fun you are creating for your grandkids. These moments are what memories are made of. They will always treasure this time.

Misty said...

Will you be my Oma?

Janet said...

what lucky girls to have an oma like you!

Olive's Granddaughter said...

Marty, I can't decide who has more energy--you or your grandkids! Your organizational skills continually astound me. It's a good thing I don't have grandkids. I'm worn out just reading all the things you do with yours.

Diane said...

I have four little granddaughters. I'm going to start incorporating this lovely tradition!

Susan Adcox said...

This sounds like great fun and an alternative when you don't have time to do a full-blown Grandma Camp. What beautiful girls!