More Illo Goodness:
We celebrated Veda’s 5th birthday last week. Five! She requested a rainbow paint party with friends (her first time asking for a friends party), so that’s what we did. Lots of prep went into it as we gathered painting supplies, watercolor paper, invitations, food, hats… the whole nine yards. And then the big day came when 10 friends appeared at the door and celebrated with her. She had a blast.
It was not the easiest thing this introverted mama has ever done though. As soon as everyone was gone, I holed up with the door closed while my dear husband graciously cleaned up and gave me some space to recover.
Maybe next year we’ll do a pool party for a few friends and call it a day. :)
Veda: You love to tackle difficult projects – like making your own calendar or building elaborate cat toys for Noah or creating your own recipes. An idea strikes you, and you get it in your head to make your own, and all you say is: “I can do that.” And you do. It’s inspiring to me. And I hope you will have that kind of confidence and conviction your whole life.
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Following along with Second & Edgemont blogger, Amy Johnson, I am going to attempt to do a photo a week challenge of my kiddo here. And, like she says, not be too guilt-ridden if I don’t succeed. How’s that for lack of personal accountability? :)
Veda: You are reading everything in sight these days — and fast! I love to snuggle up on the couch with you and listen to your sweet voice reading stories out loud. You are discovering worlds on the pages.