Visually Saying "I Love You"
Drawing A Portrait of Mimi
For spring break, we took a road trip to the West Coast to visit our family. It was a wonderful time of reconnecting, and reaffirming love. My Uncle Roger and Aunt Denise drove to the Oregon Coast to meet with us, and they brought their dog, Mimi. Emma was very taken with Mimi, and Aunt Denise let Emma hold her, and walk with her on the beach. Later, when we returned to the hotel, Emma pulled out her colored pencils and drawing pad, and drew a portrait of Mimi to give to Aunt Denise and Uncle Roger. I was with her when she gave them the portrait. They were so moved by the portrait, and told Emma that they were going to matt and frame the portrait and hang it in a special place in their home. Emma beamed! Her visual expression of love was not only received and appreciated, it was reciprocated with affirmation and encouragement. It always amazes me how impactful, visual "I Love You's" can be.
Who can I tell, "I Love You" today?
We encourage you to make a drawing, and send it to someone in the mail.
It's wonderful getting mail, that isn't a bill or advertisement.
Another highlight of our trip was visiting Powell's Book Store, in Portland, OR. Look at all these creative books for kids!
Speaking of Books...
Save The Date For: Ankeny Author's Fair
Zoe is going to be one of the featured authors at the Ankeny Author's Fair, April 9th, from 9-noon at the Pinnacle Club. Come visit her booth, and get your copy of her new book, Harry & Larry - The Tale of Two Canaries. Click Here For Directions.
If you're local, we would love to see you at the Ankeny Author's Fair.
Beth & Angela
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