Berries and Ballerinas

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is a guaranteed mother-daughter day. Someone chided me recently that I'll cry in two Augusts when Bella makes her way into her kindergarten classroom and I had to stifle the laugh. Mark my words -- if there are tears, they will be tears of joy.

But that's not to say there aren't really good days that I cherish, that make me not pray for a speedy next 18 months. For instance, there's the full-on costume required to participate in the horribly cheesy ballet-lessons-on-VHS that the Mountain Man brought home from a yard sale:

And Bella delighting in huge, fresh berries from the local co-op. Delighting in them so much, actually, that she lets you know she's going to eat every last one so Javi doesn't get any when he gets home from school.

I mean, her nickname is Meanie Weenie. What do you expect?


  • Cheri

    well at least the ballet outfit doesn't go to waste! And maybe you should change her name to "really sweet sister" and see if she lives up to it!

  • Unknown

    Oh! She is so darling. Love that VHS tape! How cute is she? I love her little tutu!

  • BigLittleWolf

    Oh - that smile! What could be more precious?

  • Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri

    I love the pic of her ballet tutu! And that smile makes me want to smile.

  • {Stephanie}The Drama Mama

    We had that same cheesy dance thing but it never went anywhere other than scattered across the floor of her room.

    And Bella looks SO much like you in that last picture. I love that she is hogging the strawberries!

    The Drama Mama

  • ShannonL

    So cute! And does her little ballet dance mat actually say "Bella" on it?! She's awesome! :-)

  • Liz

    This is bringing me back to my childhood! I totally had a ballerina "at home" set like Bella does!

  • Anonymous

    I'll pass on the ballet, but who can resist sharing berries with someone so cute!

    I'll admit, I'm kind jealous of the time you have with her, though I know you do cherish it. :-)

  • Bibliomama

    Agh, the adorableness. I do miss my time with Eve when she was home and Angus was in school -- but I was desperate for a little less time with her some days.

  • Anonymous

    So sweet! Love the tutu.

  • ayala

    She is beautiful!

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