Friday, December 12, 2014

Run! Run!

So the beginning of the year started with Princess A learning about her new school following a gingerbread man to see what is in each hallway and where the important rooms are- like music, art, PE and the cafeteria! She came home so excited and telling us all about it.  She even had a little black and white reader with the story of the Gingerbread Man saying, Run! Run!

Well, here we are at the end of the semester and her entire class built gingerbread houses together. Can you imagine 22 kids creating gingerbread houses together?
Each kiddo got their own bag of icing to glue the candy pieces on and create their own masterpiece! She was a happy girl for sure getting to be in charge!

 It was quite fun and one of my favorite memories of each of the kids.  They each have a photo as a momento of the occasion.  Each one of my kids is proud to show what they did as they were 5 or 6! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

tears of not believing

natural beauty.
this girl has it but doesn't always see it.

we bought each piece of her outfit without having any idea how exactly it was going to turn out. we had to go back and pick out the shoes because my head wasn't on straight while we shopped for the dress. I surprised her with a trip to a boutique to pick a pair of earrings. She picked the perfect pair.

I told her to try it all on together so we could show Dad. She was not too sure about it since she had just run during her athletic class right before I picked her up from school. I told her not to worry and just put it on… just for a minute. She did and looked beautiful just like I thought!

I grabbed my camera and asked for just a few pictures. (my kids will never learn.. it's never just a few! ha!) I showed her the back of the camera and she had tears in her eyes. I asked her what it was about and she told me that it wasn't her. I shook my head and said it most certainly was. She said I had photoshop in my camera! ha! no such thing… this is her inner beauty shining through! Her tears of disbelief had me really taken back. Why would a 13 year old girl feel this way? What happens to kids that they turn from fearing nothing to not being sure about anything?