Wednesday, January 02, 2008

And my heart leapt at this

Its not enough that Isabela is wearing her new flannel nightie lovingly made by her Nani as she mends this little bear in the studio today. Sweet yes, but that wasn't enough.

She also has the most precious little curls in her hair still lingering from her big sister Juliana taking the time to give them to her in the "beauty shop". Sweeter still? The bear is Eleni's and Isabela is wiggling in her seat waiting to surprise her with his mended arm.


But what really has me feeling a flutter around my heart? She wanted to do this not just for Eleni, but also for me. "Because you have so much work Mommy." And cheerfully she said it.

A warning to you: kindness appears to be contagious.

A good year so far. xoxo, Anna

55 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I love to witness the kindness in my children as well....it makes me feel like I'm doing something right!

    Beautiful story.

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  2. That is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing that.You must be such a good mama. It is wonderful you are capturing those moments on camera. I bet in years to come you will look back at those sweet photos and just cry. It goes too fast! Thanks

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  3. I am always so grateful when I catch my boy being thoughtful and kind... it melts my heart (and anxiety over the to-do list!)

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  4. Oh, how lovely! And what a gorgeous nightdress too!

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  5. oh Anna Maria...how sweet is that? It let's us know we are teaching our kids without us even knowing...KWIM?

    Wishing you a blessed New Year!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

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  6. Sweet indeed. What a lovely, loving little peanut.

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  7. This is so sweet!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. How precious......what sweet children you have! Happy New year, Anna Maria and family~

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  9. Omigoodness...so sweet. Happy New Year to you!

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  10. Shows the abundant love in your home!

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  11. Wow, that makes a Nani want to cry!

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  12. Ok, that really is the sweetest thing in the whole world!!!! I love how tender childrens hearts are.

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  13. oh so SWEET!!!!! tfs!! :)

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  14. Such a delicious little story. Thank you for letting us in.

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  15. That's where all the world's goodness should start-- in our own homes! You're a great mom!!!

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  16. "Kindness appears to be contagious:" You spread it so sweetly!

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  17. Thank you for sharing such a sweet moment! My kids are still very young but I look forward to moments like that!

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  18. She is so precious and looks like she got the creative gene from you!! Saw your show on Martha and just loved it!!! You were fantastic!!
    Have a Blessed New Year!!

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  19. Kathy7:48 PM

    oh my, you must be so proud!

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  20. Super, super sweetness! How precious that is!

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  21. Awww that's a precious moment. She is a doll. Children really do display the purest form of love and kindness.

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  22. These photos will be your treasures forever. What a darling moment captured!

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  23. For some reason this made me cry. Your life looks so beautiful. Your children are such gifts. And your gift to us is sharing it all. Thank you!

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  24. Doesn't it just make you feel like you're a great example to them, when they do something sweet for each other? I love that feeling. Always nice to get a little validation as a Mom, eh?

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  25. that is just too sweet! i love when my girls do something so loving like that! makes all the hard days being a mother so worth it!

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  26. that is too precious! what a sweet family you have. awesome job at instilling things like this in your childrens life. what a great momma!

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  27. My heart sings to see a child with needle and thread! My son used to keep his little sister occupied, telling her, "Mom needs a piece of quiet!"

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  28. I came across your blog tonight quite by accident. I sat down to read and thought....wow! this woman can really write. I continued to explore and was just entranced.....truly. I rarely spend so much time reading, admiring and absorbing on one site. Thank you, this is a gift. Your work, your children and your home are just lovely.

    Lisa at Lisa Teague Studios

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  29. That is just precious seeing those sweet little hands hard at work. Thank you for sharing.

    Teresa
    Happy New Year!

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  30. pinkflowerbuttons5:03 AM

    love the fabric up top.

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  31. Gillian1:37 AM

    Well if that's not the sweetest thing I've ever seen, I don't know what is!

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  32. How cute! I love that she wanted to fix the bear and that she looks so professional at it! Must be all that watching mum!!

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  33. I hope that,if one day i have a saughter,she will be also willing to share my crafts and design passion with me.Really cute pics!

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  34. Anna, I have enjoyed your blog this past year, you are such a creative lady. Looking forward to see what you are up to next. Cindy

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  35. You have such a wonderful family. What a great memory to treasure and share with the girls when they get older!

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  36. Okay, my response is stunningly illiterate, but... Awwwww!!!
    ~Angela :-)

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  37. I have to say I've done a bit of bear surgery in my day and I can tell from your photos that you have an excellent bear doctor on your hands!

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  38. What an absolutely sweet child. You have been a wonderful mommy, for her to learn these things!

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  39. Anna,I so admire you enjoying each tender moment in spite of your busy life. Your kids must feel so loved and important.

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  40. Kindness certainly is contagious -- and it's wonderful that your children are learning it from you. Happy new year to all of your -- may it bring much joy, love and laughter!

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  41. Be still my heart!!!!!

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  42. Thank you for sharing this perfect moment of kindness - Happy New Year!!

    Sabina ~ barefoot in the orchard

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  43. Allison10:19 AM

    simply lovely.

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  44. Hey, I think I've seen those P.J.'s. Really sweet pics. SOunds like a luscious mommy moment. They grow too fast.

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  45. Sew, Sew SWEET!! I love the innocence of children! So glad you took the time to enjoy this experience!
    Susan

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    plese help me

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