Thursday, October 28, 2010

{crazy aunt millie}

she did this all on her own.
must have been a raging party in her bed.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{The King's Christmas List} a book review

“The Kings’s Christmas List” is a sweet short story for children. It is about a little girl Emma and her “Gentle Dog” Shu-Shu, who can magically talk. It’s the Christmas Season and Emma discovers a mail box that is shining “like the Christmas star” with a golden letter. The letter is an invitation to attend the King’s birthday party. Emma decides the perfect gift to bring to the king, is a homemade cake. Along the way to the party, she meets two families who are in need and Emma chooses to love them more then she loves herself by giving away things she holds dear, a cake, cape, and teddy bear. At he Kings birthday party, Emma realizes no one is giving a gift to the King, and goes to tell Him she had a gift for Him, but gave it away. She shares a conversation with Him and learns that the best gift she could have given Him, was to give to others.

This book is just long enough for a younger audience, and it’s illustrations are sweetly composed (aside from the stereotypical, fair skinned, blue eyed Jesus). It offers a good lesson on selflessness and giving to others.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

{crazy aunt millie}

please know, we refer to my middle child as {crazy aunt millie}
in the most {loving} and {endearing} way.
this girl is fabulous.
and what spurred this special nickname, is her {hair}.

from a very young age
(about the time her hair started to re-grow in after if all fell out when she was a newborn)
it began to be pretty wild.

it stood straight up, no matter what.

as it got longer, it got crazier.

i {try} fixing this girls hair.
every morning, i put it in cute pig tails, or barrettes, or flower clips.
it starts out something like this:

or this:

but, by the end of the day, it almost always looks something like this:
you know not the joy, this girl, and her {crazy} hair brings to my life.

stay tuned for more.

{daily delaney}

upon learning that i made her a {ball gown} for her birthday:
"but mom! i don't want a ball to wear my gown, i want to wear it!"