Monday, April 18, 2011

A present for you...

Who doesn't want a present... especially on tax day, right?  My present to you is CUTE!*  Seriously... 

At a birthday party for my baby brother a few weeks back, I realized that my niece is just like her Auntie Dawn.  She has beads in her veins... and she's 2!  Just think at how talented she'll be when she's my age 29-again, honestly!

Ashlynn had found these pony beads at my mom's house quite some time ago.  Her comment when she found them was "Gramma, we give these to Auntie Dawn to make pretty jewelry."  (*I did promise you CUTE!)  So when she remembered them at the party, she just haddddd to get them out.  Auntie Dawn asked if she wanted to help... my mom's eyes rolled to the back of her head as all she could vision was a quart size ziplock back of pony beads spilling all over the floor and doing a fancy dance to keep the puppy from ingesting  "No worries," I say, "Dad do you have a shoelace we can borrow."

Dad points to shoe Ashlynn precedes to untie his shoe thinking he was serious... dad laughs like a creature off Seasme Street, bobbling head and all...

So Ashlynn begins to make her beautiful bracelet... for Uncle Chris.  We're still laughing about why specifically for Uncle Chris, but she was 100% positive in that decision.  At various points she takes it to Uncle Chris for approval, when he tells her how beautiful it is she beams with pride.  About 10" into this custom bracelet, Ashlynn decides the beads need a nap*.  She unstrings them, puts them all back in the baggie and announces she's done!

How precious is that?  What I really find amazing is that 1.  She's two, 2. She had the hand/eye coordination to actually string the beads herself, 3. she was very particular about which color she strung and in which order, 4. She's only TWO...

I promised you CUTE... and you got beads as a bonus!  Hope your week is starting out great.

P.S. If you want to read specifically how to do your taxes... you've gotta head over here... trust me!


The Ortegas said...

Oh my goodness gracious! This is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!

Meg Carter said...

4 words for you...
Not really she is adorable to say the least. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jen V. said...

That's the best!!! What a doll. She's got the whole nap/re-work thing down pat...that's my specialty! haaaaaaaaa
Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

What a sweetheart...beading must be in the genes? :~)
Yes...2 seems young to be doing such a thing.
Hope your week is starting out just right!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Yes, she's adorable and
Yes, I did create a monster...

The good news is:
The monster can be bribed with jelly beans! LOL

She's a sweetie. It's hard not to kiss her little cheeks to the point of chappedness... if that's a word!

Thanks all for the comments! You make me smile and I appreciate you so very much!



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