The Paper Bag Princess
Yesterday we spent the afternoon reading. With books sprawled out across the bed, we rediscovered a few old favourites and found some new ones — The Paper Bag Princess.
Eva has recently been captivated by the charm of the princess world — crowns, tiaras and castles. And as much as we have been reluctant to encourage or introduce princess type fairytales, it’s hard to deny how much joy it brings her.
At preschool she has built castles using large wooden blocks; cut, pasted and created crowns; played dress-ups; and at home sings Frozen songs on repeat. There is now no denying the allure of the world of princesses.
I’m not exactly sure why we have been so reluctant — maybe it’s because the classic Disney princesses type-cast as damsels in distress, beautiful, soft-spoken, but lacking real substance. Not exactly the type of role models I’d like for my daughter.
Just the other day I asked Eva why she liked princesses so much, her response was very matter of fact, “because they’re pretty and very smart”. When she dresses up as a princess, she often pretends to sword fight and battle the “bad guys” or dragon to save herself. Eva believes princesses to be confident, strong-willed, intelligent, funny and that they also get to wear beautiful dresses and tiaras. So I guess, thanks to movies like Frozen and books like The Paper Bag Princess, I’ve come to realise that princesses aren’t such bad role models after all.
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200+ items! Lots of good quality brand used clothes — Country Road, Seed Heritage, Gap, Saltwater Sandals, Crew Cuts (J. Crew), Janie and Jack, Tea Collection, Mini-Boden. Munster, Bonds and a few extra gems by Lacey Lane, Little Hip Squeak, Freshly Picked!
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Owen Henry — 9 Months Old
Five words to describe Owen — happy, cuddly, active, loving, curious.
Owen is at what I call the puppy dog stage, and Eva is taking full advantage. She calls out his name and he chases her around the room. She rolls a ball across the room for him to fetch. She even pats his head occasionally. I think Eva really needs a pet.
Owen loves to be a part of things. If he hears voices in a different part of the house, he has to be there too. He is so curious about everything, but especially about how things work and move. He loves his locks puzzle and anything with a hinge. He started playing with chunky wooden puzzles and worked out how to correctly match the pieces!
He has discovered books and will crawl in our laps to be read to. His favourites are Dear Zoo, Baby Loves Peekaboo, and Where’s Baby’s Belly Button.
Another favourite pastime is standing under the dining room table and moving from chair to chair. The poor little guy has banged his head so many times on the underside of the table that he now understands “Watch your head” and will duck if we say it.
He is becoming much more communicative and interactive. He has started shaking his head for “no”—although it is really move a whole upper body shake than a head shake. He has also started clapping and waving.
He loves music and dancing. Right now his favourites are Jinja Safari’s “Errol Flynn” and Vance Joy’s “Riptide”.
Owen loves being outside, exploring the grass, putting leaves in his mouth, He is fascinating by any animal. He is not scared of dogs and squirms in our arms whenever he sees one until we take him in for a closer look.
Now, at 9 and a half months old, Owen is just a hop, skip and a jump away from his first birthday!
It’s that time again! I’m in the process of putting together a Goodsie store to sell a bunch of Eva and Owen’s used clothes. Since we’re not planning on having any more children, I thought it was time to spring clean their closets. There are many beautiful pieces and quality brands — Country Road, Seed Heritage, Gap, Mini-Boden, Crew Cuts (J.Crew), Zara, Janie and Jack, Saltwater Sandals, and a gorgeous pair of unused Freshly Picked moccasins!
At this stage, I’m hoping to have the site up and ready tomorrow night!
HAPPINESS IS EVA
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