I think I might have mentioned before how much Gabbi Girl LOVES movies. Especially cartoony-kind of movies.
For example, this one... RIO! She L.O.V.E.S. Rio!!
She likes to play like she is Blue or Jewel. Know them!?
She came in the room carrying two washcloths, like she does EVERY time that movie comes on!!
But this time, (apparently a sign she's getting older!), she went to my art room and brought back a roll of duct tape. She said, "Mama, can you tape these onto my hands?".
She gets totally into character when she plays Mulan, wearing a sash, carrying a sword and pretends to cut her hair off. She always asks me to put her hair up in a bun on top of her head like Mulan did when she was trying to look like a boy.
When she plays Brave, often she tries to act like the bear, Murdu. She crawls around and growls and refuses to use human words for like an hour or so.
But on this day, it was all about being a blue macaw!
and it's like I can see the bliss in her eyes. She is so happy being in "character". Maybe I should have her get active in Little Theater. Maybe that will be her "thing"?!
And then she decided she'd try to fly.... like Blue finally does at the end of the show when he gets brave and flies to save Jewel.
I was watching and wondering as my own little scaredy cat crouched down really low, obviously taking this assignment very seriously!!
And then she did it!! My bed is pretty high! I was quite proud. But probably not as proud as she was!
She's really coming into her own as she has hit 5 years old. Doing things like this...
And being totally in LOVE with this....
And making her parents' hears swell like this....
Having our mother/daughter art class tomorrow night. If you were interested in coming and you haven't heard from me, call me tomorrow at work and leave a message.... 318-396-1969. It's gonna start at 6:00. We're doing a 16x20 canvas with kids doing the backgrounds and mamas doing the foregrounds. Should be fun!! We are doing a canvas for DeeDee, per her request, to match her new laundry room.... IN WEST MONROE!!!!! Dee Dee and Granddad are en route RIGHT THIS MINUTE to live in West Monroe. MOving from Orlando. We are pretty excited about this change!