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Friday, October 8, 2010

My seven year old teenager...

She begged for this topiary everytime we visited Bed Bath & Beyond.
Eventually, we bought it.  But we went 50/50 for it.
Oi vey... My fairy princess reads words like, symbolic, and phenomenon.  But that's not all, I have been recently been informed that my second grader would like a complete bedroom remodel upon moving into our new house.  Request number one:  No more pink.   Boy, talk about being blindsided.  Where did this come from?  Only two years ago I took her to the store to pick out her bedding and paint colors.  Results: Ballerina sheets and cotton candy wall color.   Petition #2: Black and white please... with smidges of teal.   #3:  An office space?  Really?  Are you certain you're seven? Um, sure, Ok.
Found this bear at Goodwill, repainted it, and gave it to her for Christmas.
She made the painting in the frame in the background..
It took some some hidden tears to come to grips with the fact that my little girl is evolving into a bonafide young woman, and sooo quickly, but once I leveled with myself... She and I dove into home improvement mode.  Here are some things that are inspiring us this time around...
LOVE THIS - Lu's getting one awesome ceiling -minus the $4,000 chandelier.  Sorry, babe, maybe next time.
For "the office".  Crazy.  
This is going to be a fun art project for sure!

Hmm, maybe teal bedding?  Or her desk chair?  

I love you, Lucy.  I am looking forward to our upcoming adventures.  You are a priceless treasure.  Thanks for being so thoughtful, generous, and fearless.  Sometimes, I think I need to be more like you.
Notes like this, help me feel like we're doing a decent job.  Thankfully, we find them quite frequently.  Real ego boosters in times of need.

Proverbs 22:6 

              Train [a] a child in the way he should go,
       and when he is old he will not turn from it.


  1. I would Love to leave an inspiring comment, But I am having a hard time thinking through the tears. Our Girls...Pre Teen already...I know....sigh....smiles

  2. Black, White & Teal? okay now I am really going to go blind painting and sewing...should be interesting!! Thanks Lou...Love you.

  3. LOVE her room idea.... we almost did black & white with purple accents in Aliyah's room. But then I told Chris that I wanted to do the little girly thing while I still could :) Your girl is getting so big!

  4. Tell her to stop getting older! It's making me emotional for you.
    I do love the room choice..but already? Sheesh. I am not looking forward to when Jude wont let me kiss him on the lips or hug him in the presence of others.

  5. Fabulous. Your love for each other really shows...great post. ;)

  6. Aw!!! She is amazing! You're amazing!


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