Hat or Wig???

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Isn’t Baby Emma adorable wearing her new hat? Or is that a wig?

I was thinking this morning of how exceptional my children are. Yes, I’m biased. Aren’t all mothers? Still, these three seem extraordinarily special, and each is different from the other. Today my thoughts are with Carrie, my oldest, who continues to amaze me with the talents and skills that she is developing. One of her types of intelligence (read up on Howard Gardner for more information on this) is interpersonal, for she can relate to any and every body.  Since she was a small child, Carrie has had an intuitive sense about people, and her “vibes” have been accurate on more occasions than I can count.

 Today, however, what I want to blog briefly about are her blossoming gifts of creativity. For starters, she has a blog with slideshows, videos, music, recipes, and well-written, entertaining stories about her home and family. Last week she changed the font to orange and put in a background of goblins. She has also learned to sew and has made pajama pants for everyone in the family. I must say that I think Baby Emma’s are the cutest. Her latest endeavors involve knitting, hence the photograph of Emma with her new hat. Or is it a wig? As Carrie says, “You be the judge.” She is a master photographer, a gourmet cook, a savvy shopper, and skilled decorator. Last week she informed me that she’s going to begin crafting decorative items and sell them on the internet on a site called www.etsy.com. Oh, and she’s the family hair stylist as well. Brooke, Braden, and Rich have all experienced her clippers/scissors creations.

 So this morning as I read her recipe for grilled pork chops and looked at Baby Emma’s picture modeling her mom’s most recent creation, I thought “What a phenomenal gal Carrie is!”

Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

8 thoughts on “Hat or Wig???”

  1. How very sweet, Marla Jayne! You should be as proud as you sound! ;-)) I saw and read some of Carrie’s creativity and she’s a hoot…wonder where she learned to exercise so well that muscle we call a brain??!! 😉
    Her example of being productive with time and the fact that she has her children involved in church will be well rewarded. (Never heard of etsy.com but will check them out and watch for Carrie’s items.)
    I received an e-mail not long ago that had the question, “Have you ever loved someone so much that it hurt? Made you cry with joy?” I answered ‘yes’ and can’t even imagine what you must feel when it comes to your Grands.
    God Keep You!

  2. I’m not that sweet! Just ask my children, and I’m sure they’ll confirm that I have my moments.In fact, Carrie has a special name for me to describe the way I sometimes acted when she was in her teens: Mega Beast.

    One of these days you’ll have some sweet grands of your own.

  3. Hi Marlajayne,
    I just wanted to stop by and say that I enjoy your site very much. Steffielynn pointed me to you site and it is great.

  4. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll check out your site later today. By the way, Steffielynn is undoubtedly one of the most loving, calm, understanding persons I’ve ever met. Although I’ve only made her acquaintance online, I can just sense her special spirit.

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