Thursday, May 19, 2005

pre-date flowers

Bella's date with her Daddy...and the pre-date flowers Posted by Hello

Annabelle has been getting into everything lately. Dustin brought home a big basket of dried flowers the other night. I think because my Mother's Day lilies died so quickly. These things will be around forever.

Annabelle can't keep her hands off. She pulls the heads off of the big orange and red blooms. She shreds the viny flowers from their stems. She leaves a trail of dried flower mess everywhere she goes.

So yesterday, Dustin went to the market to pick up some new daisies for me (see above photo, they're so beautiful) and on his way home, he noticed the flower ladies. He found a small basket and decided that Bella needed her own, to do what she wanted with them.

He walked in the door with both arrangements in his hands and Bella says, "OOOOHHH Mama, Daddy's got new flowers for you!"

Dustin got down on his knees and said, "No Bella, these flowers are for you."

Her mouth dropped open and her eyes got so big and round and excited.
"OH DADDY! That's so sweet for you!!"

He told her she could do whatever she wanted with them, so she took them to her room and played on her bed with her animals. The flowers turned into a jungle that the lions roamed through. They were a hiding place for the monkey. And then she shredded them. And she loved it.

She walked back into the living room, gave Dustin a hug and said, "Daddy, thank you so much for my flowers. And my little basket. I love it."

What amazing gratitude.

And my flowers haven't been touched since.

Daddy is a genius.


At 5/19/2005 4:33 PM, Blogger Valerie Dykstra said...

A very sweet story. Yes, Daddy is a genius, and Annabelle is very creative.

At 5/19/2005 5:20 PM, Blogger deby said...

what a wonderful daddy. One day she will pick out a wonderful husband because of the example he is to her. And because she knows she is a treasure.

At 5/20/2005 1:53 AM, Blogger joy madison said...

so sweet! I love it when my dd is appreciative. A lot of times we (all) feel unappreciated, kids make it better with a word don't they?

At 5/21/2005 9:10 PM, Anonymous suzanne said...

"And she shredded them" . . . ha ha ha! This is hilarious.

I love that she said "That's so sweet for you." Claire messes up her prepositions all the time. And her pronouns. She's just recently stopping saying "Mama, hold you!" and holding up her hands to be picked up.

Dustin has been buying a lot of flowers lately . . . that's a good guy. :)


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