Friday, July 27, 2007

Harry Potter Mania

The Princess is obsessed with Harry Potter. She's currently reading Book 3 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

People worry about whether or not these books are too "dark" for her. They could be, I suppose, but I wonder how much of that she actually processes. This may be a poor guideline to follow, but I figure that as long as she's not having nightmares it's OK. She really loved reading "Goosebump" books during the school year, but every once in a while she'd have bad dreams about them, so I'd make her stop for a few weeks.

Anyway, she loves the "magic" of Harry Potter. The Princess can be found running around the house in her invisibility cloak, and loves to pretend that she is Hermione Granger. She has a magic wand, and loves to cast spells. She also is keen to turn whoever is available into other characters of the story. The Dragon has been known to play the role of "Fluffy" and guard the Sorcerer's Stone, or, Hagrid's lovable dog, Fang. She refers to her school as Hogwarts, and loves to pretend that she's riding the "Hogwarts Express."

I love her imagination.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Things I Love About The Pink Princess

The Pink Princess is now 7 and has a strong desire to do what is right. She is eager to please, and wants to be a leader.

She is creative in her games as she has a vivid imagination. She loves writing letters to her friends, and drawing pictures for just about everyone we know.

The Princess is also stubborn - it is very hard to change her mind once she has made her decision. I hope that this will carry her far in life - in a good way.

She has a deep love of God and Jesus Christ. She finds comfort when she prays - I am glad she has learned this at a young age. Everyone should have a way that they can find some measure of peace in this crazy world.

She is still so young, but I can already see glimpses of the woman she is going to become. She is a beautiful little girl, and the love I feel for her is so overwhelming I feel as though my heart may burst at any moment.