Sunday, September 26, 2010

" High on Happy !! "

A few weeks ago when Dahlia realized she had a ped. day off from school this Friday, she asked me if we could do something special "just the two of us".

Always up for "something special" with my girl, I said "sure, babe, what would you like to do?"

"Mom, can we go to the Museum Art Gallery?"

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To which I replied: in my head.

("thank you Lord!!...huh...did I just hear what I heard?")

but audibly

"Ummm.....sure sweetie, why do you want to go to the art gallery?"

Dahlia: "I really want to learn how to be an artist"

Me to self: Ok, I've just died and gone to heaven.


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Ni Hao Y'all

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So, that's what we did. Dahlia could hardly sleep all week - waiting for our "girls day downtown" and the only one more excited than she, was


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I can hardly even put into words how I felt on Friday. I loved everything about our day together and probably will be posting about for awhile (so brace yourselves - fair warned).

I asked Dahlia which was her favorite painting and she immediately picked this one.

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"Still Life with Shells and Coral" oil on canvas by Jacques Linard - Paris 1640

Next trip - we'll hit Monet to Picaso.
( I may not sleep til then.)
: )


a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, how special! That is definitely a request (and a day!) to remember.

Love Letters To China said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. I LOVE going to art museums. Unfortunately, we don't have any really good ones where we live. I would love to go to the Met with my family the next time we visit NY. It's such a fabulous way to spend a day. Looking forward to all the future posts.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is so great!! I can only imagine how excited you must have been when she said "art museum" That must have made you so proud!

One on one time with the kids is such a good thing for them and for us...... when Reagan comes home, I am going to make a real effort to do more of that with each of them. Still can't believe there is going to be THREE soon!!

Have a wonderful week Wanda~



Buckeroomama said...

Oh, that is so wonderful ---(1) that she asked for one-on-one time with you and (2) that she chose to go to the Museum Art Gallery!!

M3 said...

Oh that would make my day too!!! (By the way, in the tub tonight, little Ree said "Mama, I know what I want to be when I grow up -- a person who paints nails, so I could do any kind of design I wanted to!" And I tried oh-so-tactfully to tell her that she could be an artist instead and create any kind of art she wanted!! Oh man...)

Daisy Dreams said...

I just LOVE how she's concentrating on all the paintings. What a fun day for you two!

(and btw...thank you for your kind words about linking to my raffle...should be up today or tomorrow)

Gail said...

Well she's a girl after my own heart...HOW FUN Wanda!!! What a special day. I love the look on her face in all the pictures.

Love her favorite painting btw!!!
And can't wait to see more pics from your visit.


Lisa said...

Can't think of a more lovely way to spend a day with your girl!! No wonder your heart was a fluttering and still is!! :)

D looks completely enthralled by it all and a serious student of the Arts too!!

Can't wait to see more and I'm so happy for you that you had this spectacular moment together!!

Susan said...

How sweet that Dahlia is following in Mama' footsteps!

Ashley Sisk said...

That is so cool - I know you're so proud. Better get that girl a paint brush!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

what sweet pictures...she looks like she is in awe of all the beautiful art work : ) I could spend days in an art museum...

Lisa G. said...

Looks like you're just going to have to plan another girls date to France...purely for research of course ;)

Hannah said...

What a wonderful day for you both! You can tell from the pictures that she is really enjoying the art!

Our family said...

What a beautiful day you two ladies had! That is really so special Wanda... Very insightful for a little Miss. I LOVE this post!!!! And of course, the photos!!!!!


Dita said...

Oh soon as I read what she said my jaw dropped! You done good,'ve instilled that love of the arts in her so early on. I can only imagine her watching you painting and looking at you are the most incredible role model ever!

I love every shot (and the glimpse of those Masters' work!) I am shocked they let you take photos in there.....but knowing YOUR charm, not surprised, really!

More, more....gimmeee more!


Mama Hen said...

Wanda that is so special! What a feeling to know your daughter wants to follow in your footsteps. It just shows how much of an impact you have on her. What a super mom you are. These pictures are beautiful! This is going to be one of those memories that you both will always cherish! Have a great night my friend!

Mama Hen

Terri said...

Awww...I LOVE IT!!!! I'm so happy that your so happy!!!! With such a talented Mom like you...she is going to be a spectacular artist!!!! I just know it!!!!

Anonymous said...

How could some of that "artisitic magic" not rub off on you sweet little girl?! She's jut so adorable observing all the gorgeous artwork! I hope she follows in your footsteps because the girl's got great taste ;o)

Mama Hen said...

I just stopped by to say hi my friend! I love seeing these pictures again! Your daughter looks so cute looking up so interested in the art! That is so great! I hope you are well! have a great day!

Mama Hen

Ellie said...

Seriously - that is so awesome! I'd love to have just one of mine request a date to the Art Gallery with me, and I'm not even an artist :)

Lovely photos!