Friday, January 9, 2009

Learning To Play Like a Girl

I think I've mentioned before that our little Kiwi is quite the girl. She just eats up all things pink and dress up and dancing and tea party and princess and make up and jewelry...its just way too girl for me to understand. So, in an effort to understand my Kiwi a little more, I indulged her girly tendencies.
-We dressed up in Princess dresses. She was Snow White with matching shoes that she got for Chirstmas. I dressed in the prom dress my mom made for me. We even put on Jewelry for the occasion. The tiara from my wedding was perfect.
-We had a tea party with a flower table cloth, matching napkins, and table decorations collected by Kiwi throughout the house. I showed her how to drink her juice with dainty sips while sticking out her pinky finger. She thought that was funny.
A few days later we continued the fun with dress up combined with a ballet recital. We made a stage out of the front window complete with lighting. She gathered all her stuffed animals to watch. This eventually turned into more photojournalism fun as she experimented with the camera's timing feature to take a few group shots (since dad wasn't home).
All in all, we had a lot of fun together. I am so grateful for the chance I had to finally play with my little girl on her terms. I am so glad I held on to all those high school dance dresses and bridesmaids dresses. I also am glad I held on to the frilly tablecloth we never use, so I could have it for this occasion. I hate to admit this, but I'm kind of looking forward to doing it again.

*Quick disclaimer: for those with pack rat tendencies, do not use this post to justify your behavior. Sure, I was able to use these things I've been holding on to forever, but believe me when I say it is the exception, not the rule.


Andy and Sara said...

How cute is that! What a fun mom you are!

Rulon and Toni said...

Luann I am so pleased with your fun with Kaylee. It is fun if we let ourselves. I love the pictures

lyz's world said...

These pix are fun. Luann you are creating eternal memories for Kaylee, that is great!!!

paul and lacy ebert said...

See I like girly stuff so it makes me want to have a little girl!!

Debbie's said...

You inspire me, Luann.. I know our girls would be immediate friends if they ever met. I'm impressed you still fit in your high school prom dresses... I'd LOVE to be able to say the same :P