2.19.2009

skillz - baking & emotional

I've been so in awe of Mia lately...well I always am, you know what I mean. Like at the Heart-bakers playdate last Friday, it was way more than 'I want to do it myself'....she DID it all pretty much herself. Measured, poured, mixed, rolled, cut...used the spatula like a pro..in all she needed very little guidance. Who is this three year old who can do so much?

At the dinner table, she reminds Daddy to 'thank mama for dinner'. Is incredibly empathetic. I had a rough day yesterday that resulted in some tears. Mia came up to me, snuggled me asked me if she could help...then later asked if I was feeling better. She knows the difference between a happy or sad cry :)

So, even though, Mia isn't 'in' the shot below, I LOVE that she's wielding that spatula, and it's a reminder to me how much she's evolving into such a great little girl, who does indeed have skillz!



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10 comments:

Jen said...

I can tell by your photos and your words that Mia is a sweet, precious, little girl. It is a little bittersweet when they start becoming more independent.

Megan said...

what a cool shot -- i love the angle and comp!

Gayle said...

Awww, that's so sweet! Happy Love Thursday!

Joanna said...

I love this b/w shot. Its so dramatic, yet simple. Perfect, perfect, perfect for Love today.

Ella does the same thing lately. She will thank me for taking her to the mall, or letting her have some french fries. Its so amazing to see how thier little brains evolve like that.

Killlashandra said...

It's a great picture to show a little love. Isn't it wonderful when you have a bad day and your little one knows exactly how to make it better for you. :) A very special girl.

Amy said...

mmmm.... sounds like she is an old soul :)

What a precious, wisdom filled little love.

Hugs... Amy

Shalet said...

Kids are the best aren't they? Happy Love Thursday!

Stacy said...

Oh, that is so sweet, Tanya. What a beautiful little girl you are raising. Empathy is one of the best characteristics we can build in our children. :)

Andrea said...

I adore Mia. She's just an amazing and gentle soul.

Christina said...

SUCH a sweet post, that surely touches and resonates with every Mommy that reads it! What a tender, wise little girl you have. Bravo! I've been having those moments with Nadia a lot too - wondering HOW does she KNOW all this stuff?!