Yesterday Clover, Drummer and I ate lunch with Pearl at school. They all have different lunch times, so I have to rotate through everyone. She's just like her dad. She told me lunch starts at 11:15, but I think you should leave 10 minutes early, because if you leave at 11:15 you might be too late.We were 15 minutes early, just to make completely sure we wouldn't be too late to dine with her in a loud cafeteria that happened to have a group of high school physical education goers running in circles to the YMCA blaring and throwing balls at each as they went.
It was delightful.
Olive came home to announce she would be going to the spelling bee for the school. Stunned silence from this parent. Now, don't mistake me, I love my dear Olive. She is the most meek person you have and quite possibly will meet. She loves life and little schoolmates flock to give her hugs upon arrival, much like paparazzi to a celebrity. But. Academics is not very pressing to her. I was thrilled, because it was just what she needed. I asked her what words she had to spell, and she could only remember one, blush, and then gave me all the details of who got out and when. You know, the more important stuff.Then, tonight she offered the prayer before dinner. The smile it put on my lips might be there for a while yet. Please bless me to do well in the spelling bee and please bless me that if I win I will be humble and not proud and please bless me that if I don't win I won't be sad....
Pearl pointed out that the whole prayer was about her. Not all of it. But most of it.
Whether or not she spells with accuracy, she will do well.
Your children are absolutely beautiful! Even though I know absolutely nothing about sewing, I love reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your joy!ReplyDelete
What a sweet prayer. :) LOVE these pictures!!ReplyDelete
Go Olive! I love these pics and how their eyes are all different shades of blues!ReplyDelete
Your babies..your beautiful beautiful babies......xxReplyDelete
out of the mouth of babes, love it!ReplyDelete
your kids all have such adorable eyes! loved this post. :)ReplyDelete
What a sweet prayer. You must be filled with pride your children have kind hearts.ReplyDelete
(Drummer is really changing, so adorable)
Oh Drummer Dill, that little grin is fighting to hold up those every growing cheeks. Also, the girls eyes get bluer and bluer as I scroll down the page. Fun post.ReplyDelete
What a SWEET prayer!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the colors in the eyes of your children. They're all so pretty and uniquely THEIRS. Love it.
What a sweetie!ReplyDelete
I LOVE that you remind me of the beauty in our children.ReplyDelete
Love the story and the photographs! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
sweetest prayer ever! what a wise girl for her age!ReplyDelete
Oh that prayer is so sweet, I love the honesty kids have and yes she will do well.ReplyDelete
Don't you just love putting all those Dill faces all in a row. Don't you feel so lucky? What a beautiful thing.ReplyDelete
SUCH gorgeous pictures!!! And the kids... beautiful.ReplyDelete
You know, sometimes prayers just need to be all about you. I love how she covered all the bases! Missing those kids.ReplyDelete
GO OLIVE! Couldn't happen to a nicer girl!ReplyDelete
So lovely as always. You, your kids, your photography, your writing, your love of life. :)ReplyDelete
Good luck to Olive!
I love that. Thank you for sharing! I always leave your blog feeling excited for all of the wonderful moments I know still lie ahead for me and my own family of girls.ReplyDelete
Your babes all have such beautiful eyes. xReplyDelete