Sunday, January 27, 2008

thinking of color in the dead of winter

Beautiful Kayla is really beginning to color now, she fills the page with crayon scribbles and she likes red and yellow. Yellow is "sunshine" to Kayla and she sings along to "You Are My Sunshine". She'll be two in another month!

We made a corner in the spare room with a little child size table so Kayla will have an easy spot to be creative when she visits Grandma, and last night we had a tea party there, after coloring. What fun!

On Friday we met the gals at Red Lobster (I haven't been there in twenty or so years... Yes, the cheezie biscuits are still good!) for Ashley's birthday. Kayla sat there coloring through half the meal, red lobsters and yellow sunshine. She ate two cheezy biscuits and a bowl of applesauce before our meal began, so when the waiter brought her shrimp she was already stuffed.

Kayla pointed at my grow lights last night and said "flowers" - she remembers from week to week the things that made her happy at her last visit. We asked her if she wanted to hold the pink or the purple flower, and she wanted both, so we allowed her to cradle two pots of my alpine primroses in her arms and she was happy. I should have taken a photo for you. When we asked, she told us the flowers were not purple or pink but "green". Yes, we forgot, green is the color of the growing world.
Lovely green, primroses.

Oh yes, and I must mention little sissie, Aubrey - she's just started crawling and pulls herself up on the nearest thing - Me, Pa, Mommy, the ottoman, the couch - to "surf." This having a big sister really gets a little one going! She is fearless!
They grow up too fast.

You Are a Green Crayon

Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colors.
While some may associate green with money, you are one of the least materialistic people around.
Comfort is important to you. You like to feel as relaxed as possible - and you try to make others feel at ease.
You're very happy with who you are, and it certainly shows!

Your color wheel opposite is red. Every time you feel grounded, a red person does their best to shake you.

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