Saturday, April 30, 2011

6 means something entirely new

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. she can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
-- Alan Beck

This is the year she'll lose some teeth. That'll change everything! Turning six means Dayne will no longer be a little girl. Of course, we all know she really WILL be, but it'll be a fight convincing her. She's already pretty sure she's too old for baby dolls and certain articles of clothing I try to have her wear..
Why is SIX so old?! Five is such a perfect little age where they're learning to read, they're starting their first year in school, they're just beginning to see the world differently and kinda, sorta to feel like big girls..., but six? That's something new completely. I don't want it. I don't accept it. I'm going to try and keep her young. Although she is my child who most acknowledges the pop culture with all that it entails, I do hope that I can compete with the world and keep her innocent and naive, happy..., and most importantly..confident! Girls are lacking that these days..
So happy birthday to my lavender eyed, happy, dreamy, highly creative and sometimes a little spacey girl. We LOVE YOU, Dayne!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My new favorite pastime..thanks, Mindi!

I was in tears laughing so hard!!

Monday, April 4, 2011