Sunday, September 09, 2007

henna

I got talked into henna art this weekend by my cute little red headed eight year old! I am ever so glad she was persuasive. Our lives have been going a thousand miles an hour lately. School starting. Dance lessons starting. All aspects of our lives are hitting on every cylinder these days. That was why we jumped at the chance to wander over to Kansas City and attend the Renaissance Festival. I highly recommend it to all of you KC gals. And this gal is even performing next weekend! Belly dancing no less. It was nice to wander aimlessly and enjoy a beautiful day among the trees and princesses and fairies. And how I love that tiny little henna printed hand up there. She is my artist. My sewer. My light. She takes all things at a different pace, much unlike mine. She sees in between what the rest of us see. She sees the butterfly in the middle of a busy playground. She hears the music from a church during a school picnic. She feels when her mama needs a break and a kiss. Thanks for the inspiration, my crimson haired child.

19 comments:

Dee Light said...

I love your post!!! Children are such a blessing, and sometimes we get so busy that we take them for granted. We have a simular fair in the spring, and it is someting I look forward to all year!! My now 10 year old daughter always dresses up as a fairy, princess...It is always such a magical day!!! The photo of your hands is wonderful, it says it all. Mother and daughter together.

lera said...

Great times to spend with your daughter.

Chara Michele said...

Sounds like a wonderful time to spend together with your daughter!

Mary said...

Great pic and post, Heidi! Love the henna'd hands. Sometimes you've just got to slow down and enjoy life.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Aaawwhhh. What a sweet post. Thank God for our precious little ones that bring soooo much to our lives. *sniff*.
Smiles, Karen

amandajean said...

sweet post! if only it wasn't so difficult to slow down and enjoy those precious moments with the little ones.

Ragged Roses said...

How lovely! It is a shame we don't often have enough time or lose the ability to see the things a child sees. Lovely post - my daughters love henna too!
Ki mx

laeroport said...

Ah, sweet post, Heidi! Glad you had fun. I'd like to go to Ren Fest and just hang out one year.

As for the henna, I like the way it looks, but have many memories of waking up with henna'd hands in India and wondering "what on earth is that smell?" Oh. Yeah. Move your hand away from your face. Tee Hee!

Kat-in-a-flap. said...

This is why I chose to be a mummy,how wonderful they are .
Gorgeous post,
Kat xx

AM~Erica said...

Oh, I miss KC! We'll make a trip back soon, but won't be able to make Ren Fest, though.

OK, I will be in town next weekend, but won't be able to to to Ren Fest then, either. Darn! I would pay to watch you belly-dance, babe!

Children are funny in those ways. We make everything so hectic, and they just want to take time to explore the world. Fascinating.

Alice said...

Lovely, lovely post.

melissa said...

i love that henna'd hand. such a beautiful design! you're right, children remind us to slow down and see the important things.

Erin said...

Such a beautiful post. Ah to be a child again and appreciate life for all it's glory. They are so innocent, curious and full of life. Glad it was a lovely time with your daughter. Love the henna'd hands!

amy h said...

I've always thought the henna hands were so pretty, but I've never tried it!

My daughter is always reminding me to slow down. Things go so much more smoothly when we slow down, too -- I'm amazed how many temper tantrums and disagreements can be avoided by just taking things at a laid-back pace.

Di said...

Children really are an inspiration and it is lovely to see the world through their eyes!! It sounds like a fun day!!

Kerry and Rachel said...

Beautiful photo. So nice to stop and really appreciate what our children bring to us.

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burbujita said...

so tender!!!
and she makes that pretty well!