Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter


Easter with Bella.  She had a ball looking for eggs.  She can't believe they make bunnies that are made of chocolate.  This is a little girl who loves chocolate and Pez.  The day was filled with all types of goodies...from candy, to a beautiful mass, to peaceful family walk following a filling dinner/late lunch.  Jason then took the three older kids to opening day, Sox v Yankees.  Bella and I stayed home....this is where creativity comes in.

We watch old movies and decorated our journals.  I have been writing, painting, gluing, doodling, etc in mine every day as part of my morning ritual.  I have gotten Bella her own little journal and toolkit.  Her toolkit is filled with the same things mine is filled with but in the kid version.... paints, scissors, crayons, pens, etc.  She pulls it out and does whatever moves her.  I use mine to write  poetry, thoughts, hopes, quotes, scripture... It has been a lesson in awakening.  I wrote my first poem since high school the other day.  Now, I know this may be hard to believe... but I did not graduate a year ago... or even five years ago.  I use to love writing... and I just got away from it.  I want Bella to love writing, drawing, painting, or whatever speaks to her little creative self.  Here are our journals and an example of the pages inside... just a thought that may help shake the winter blahs away making room for spring...

7 comments:

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

Oh my goodness! She is so darn cute! Her hair is awesome! I love the pictures...we got our referral- a little girl ("3") and she needs to grow some hair (I suspect they have cut it a few times...) I love your journal idea too. How nice that you take the time to encourage Bella's creativity!

Lori S said...

The journal is a great idea! I 'think' I'm just way too busy to sit down and do that, but in reality, I can always make time! Inspired once again!

coffeemom said...

Oh, love it love it. YOu know that. But, I have to admit I am still in befuddled awe on how you get Bella to journal parallel to you. Maybe because my smalls are boys..but they have to turn the paints upside down and run in and out of hte room and beg for snacks and even teh bigger girls look at me sideways and drift out of the room to go turn on the tv when I"m not looking or something. Sigh. What a great mom y ou are for patterning this when it can "take."
Hooray for you both! Love M

Maribeth said...

Jen, you amaze me!

Bella looks beautiful.. she looks like she is growing a ton.

jay n tricia said...

I wonder if I could email with you about some questions regarding Bella rooming with your daughter? We have just begun the process with Gladney, and are hoping to bring home a toddler girl....and I also have an older daughter. I have really enjoyed reading about your journey!

jay n tricia said...

oh...meant to say, my email is:

tricia@hornes.org

thank you!

Sparkz said...

Bella's name is perfect for her- she is a beauty!

It was fun to catch up!

The journal sounds like such a great idea. Very creative! I'm sure its fun to work on!!!