Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Ode to Pumpernickel"

(skirt above courtesy of Aunt Steph)

This chick kills me. The outfits she comes up with. I gave up trying to suggest clothing ensembles (matching is over-rated) and hairstyles (she can do her own ponytails, thanks).

Her non-conformity both inspires and frustrates me.

Everytime she comes downstairs "ready for preschool, mom!" with a little funk in her trunk, so to speak, I just have to smile and tell her "I love your outfit." This gives her joy.

I imagine what a strong/independent woman she will become. This gives me great joy.


Behold, the spunkification of America:




13 comments:

Becky said...

That last picture was the best! I wouldn't even know HOW to create that hairstyle if I were asked to. What a little character- you gotta love the independence and confidence, huh?

And THANK YOU for posting so that I don't open up your blog and find out AGAIN that Mexicans throw a mighty fine party. I had enough of that one and was ready and you came through just in the NICK. Still I am in love with the blouse though, fyi. TTFN.

Becky said...

oh and that first picture is priceless with her just cracking up, so real and candid. It made me laugh too. :)

Charlotte said...

What a cutie. So funny.

Jared and Delia said...

That girl has style! I love it.

Leroy said...

Isn't it wonderfully frustrating when our kids just want to be themselves?! I have such a hard time with that, like when Kelly wants to wear a huge, fuzzy, green, top hat to school. But then again, I am so impressed with how confident they are and wish I had an ounce of their confidence. It's good to hear from you. Janet

lizzy said...

well . . . she IS your child. :)

Ashley Ann said...

LOVE that girl! She has been a little scrapper since day one. And talk about style and personality...wow! Shows that she has been raised to feel very confident about herself- so congrats to you on being such a good mom!

Steven and Eunice said...

is that ellison?

Laurel said...

Love that girl!!

dave.heather said...

Oh, yes! I have a darling, non-conforming, self dresser as well. They are just too much fun!! ~Heather

Chelle said...

I think it's great that she has a strong sense of herself at such a young age. She reminds me of Leah. Although Leah hasn't taken it upon herself to create her own hairstyles yet, even if she is frustrated with the same boring style I give her day after day after day.

Natalie said...

Love the personality. You are right, she will be one independant/confident chick!

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

She is beautiful and spunky!!! I LOVE the pictures!