Thursday, April 7, 2011

"The Thinker"

Thinking beyond her years

I have three daughters.

Three very different daughters.

They each want to have their own claim, yet love a lot of the same things.

As a mom it's tricky to highlight and praise their individual talents. We recently got a chance to highlight our Alex on her Kindergarten Special Day. Alex loves to create. Often times I will find her quietly drawing or coloring, when the other kids are off doing something else. My grocery list often get compromised with sketches and it's nearly impossible to find a notebook without her "touch".

For her special day she wanted to make a mural of all her favorite things. She worked so hard on it and I think it turned out great! She included the mountains, one for skiing and one for camping (she even drew a tent for us and one for Max and Kaysie). She drew our house with a long road to Utah to see Papa and Chicky. She is a long time BYU fan so a "Y" was included. She drew two missionaries representing Uncle James on his mission, her flying a kite, and of course Mickey Mouse.

Like all artists she signed her work. But it didn't end there. She started writing something under her name in her very best handwriting.

"You never know what you can do".

I asked her where she heard that and she just said it was in her head. I didn't know what to say. Here I have this amazing 6 year old given to raise and she is raising me.

I don't share this story to brag or boast but to pass on her message that we truly never know what we can do until we try.

She is such a special girl to us Everyday!


Anonymous said...

Great words to hear from anyone, but from a 6 year old is amazing. Very cute pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

Alex is amazing! I have been having similar experiences with C & Q. Maybe our 6 year olds will get us trained yet. They definitely inspire us to shoot for the stars don't they! Looks like her special day was filled with special memories and people.

Jamie said...

Her mural is great. Thanks for showing it to us! It's even better close up-she really put a lot of hard work in it. She's so great! Love her!!!

The Edwards said...

We love Alex too! She is such a sweetie. She'll do great things....just like her mom;)