Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This is why I blog

Mia came home from art camp today and immediately launched herself into a tutorial on paper mache.    

And as I watched I had one of those weird out of body experiences that all mothers have from time to time where I couldn't believe this was my kid.  
And I lost myself in her beauty and innocence. I became captivated by her creative spirit.

 How did I produce this creature?  So different from me and yet so similar.
 And my heart was so full of love and joy and pride that I thought it might burst, right there in my filthy kitchen.
I am so thankful that my blog allows me to freeze these little moments. 
 I never want to forget how precious Mia was on this day.

And I also never want to forget that using whole wheat flour will make your paper mache paste look like vomit and smell like a dead rat.

Yah, blogs are totally worth it.


Beck said...

She is so cute! Love the pictures!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Kids are amazing! And I know the smell you describe...my youngest made a school project this spring that involved paper mache and we used wheat flour! It is bad.

Alyssa said...

She is a cute one. And after having Art for Elementary Teachers at ACU...let's just say I will never paper mache again.

Kayla said...

I thought it was peanut butter for a minute!! Love her braids and her creativity!!

Kristen said...

I love this post Summer- what a great memory to capture. She will love reading how you adore her :) Such a beautiful little girl!

Gena said...

I love those braids and I might cry to see them gone. Raegan is devastated that their hair isn't the same length anymore. Who knows, we may join you....