Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Too Cute...Tuesday!

Carly is in love with her new doll. Her doll was totally designed by her, so it is extra special. We went to the website and I showed her all the dolls. She was immediately drawn to Mary Margaret. She LOVED the braided pigtails, but wanted wave in the hair like Libby. I tried to say "but look at her, she has short hair like you.." Nope, she knew what she wanted. She even wanted dark skin. Next, we went moved on to the scripture. She has been singing "This Little Light" in preschool and also for our church choir. So we talked about Matthew 5:16, "let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." That was the one. She knew next came the name. Then I showed Carly her name in all kinds of fonts. It was fun for her to see her name on the patch. She watches me make scripture patches for the dolls and she always asks "who's name is that?" Then I had an idea, why not have her write her own name for the doll. I scanned it in and designed it and she loved it.

She kind of forgot about her doll for awhile until Tina called asking about clothes. We knew her doll would be coming soon. The day it arrived we picked up her older brother from Middle school and we pulled in the driveway, there was the box. Carly dashed out of the car and got her new baby. She is SO proud that she wrote her own name. She has taken it just about everywhere and showed everyone. I love that we will have a treasured reminder of her precious 5 year old writing. 
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I'm sooo in love!  Thanks for sharing this special moment with us! I rarely see the other side of opening the gift so it is so very precious to watch her! Love you Carly!

Thanks so much for all you do, Laura!
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