A plane passes by ...
"Ooohh zoooeeeeefff, opa zoef, oma zoef, Ja? to Ayanna? ja?" and then she has a big smile on her face. Soon opa and oma will come "zoef" with a plane from Europe to Ayanna and she is very excited.
But today is not the day. So we talked about the plane flying like a bird and I folded her a bird from a paper.
When I was young someone gave me an origami book and I tried everything, loved it, but the bird (crane) I made out of every little paper I could find. Even when I was older, drinking cups of tea in little cafes around the world, I made many teabag covers into these birds. It became a habbit, something to keep me creative even while talking.
I am pretty sure I could fold one with my eyes closed.
So the plane is like a big bird. That made me think of a fun project for a special occassion.
Today opa (my father) has his birthday!!
Opa, I think, would like to fly like a bird and opa always arrives here with the plane.
So we made opa a special bird mobile. Ayanna's painted square papers were folded into birds and we hang them all together.
This mobile will be waiting here for you (to come flying to us like a bird.) We can hardly wait and will be eating cake on arrival.
While making one, we made another special one for our friend's birthday today as well... lots of birds!