Monday, February 15, 2010

Our sweet Eden

This beautiful child.....
I can barley believe how big she is!! so tall...so graceful!

I just need to gush and beam at the marvel that is our Eden.

Tonight we went to dress rehearsal...preparing for this springs dance competitions. Getting used to their choreography on the big stage...bright lights.

Today I put makeup on her for the first time ever. She was so nervous...afraid that her eyes would somehow be damaged.

I love that in all of her sweet innocence there has yet to be a draw to the pop culture of make up and hair...fashion and boys.

I love that she still loses herself in imaginative play for hours on end.
I love to watch her nuture her siblings...the beautiful card she made for our sick Willow yesterday.

I love that she creates beauty and art out of the seemingly mundane...pine neddle crowns and scrap paper dolls

I love that she and her pal (pictured below) spend their days building forts together and drawing detailed maps of imaginary lands.

I love that they are children, shifting and blossoming into womanhood with out a sense of urgency.

Gently...
I love that they sing all the time.




7 comments:

daniela said...

she's stunning!!!

Mark and Heidi said...

How sweet! And I love the names you chose for them. Willow was one of our top picks for a girl.

Kimberly said...

Oh the grace of her! Not just how she moves but how she is. Such sweetness!

Evelyn said...

Your daughter sounds amazing and looks beautiful! How wonderful that she is in no hurry to outgrow girlhood. Makes me smile.

cakesniffer said...

Awww, she sounds like such a lovely girl. What a beauty.

L.T. Elliot said...

What a beautiful girl! What a wonderful mommy.

Malia'sMama said...

She's a gift, as is her mama! And, both beautiful, too :)