Monday, December 21, 2009

The Christmas Dress


When Annie slipped into her Christmas Dress for church this morning Bo took one look at her & said, "Dance with me Ann."

She happily took his outstretched hands & they twirled & whirled around the room. Once I got my camera the magic had worn off a bit. Annie started telling Bo how to dance, and Bo got distracted by his tools. But for just those few moments...they just danced & it was a few moments that I will hold in my heart & I hope I will never forget them.


video


At church my friend Deneena said as Annie went by, "She just reminds me of a Christmas berry." I liked that!

Annie felt beautiful this morning...I could just tell. We were walking through the church holding hands & she saw an older couple sitting on a bench, she tipped her face up to me & said, "Mom, I want to go wish them a Merry Christmas." I said go ahead & she did...so confident, so joyful, so sweet.

After church we go to Nanna's house every Sunday for a family dinner. Annie loved helping Dad & Boppa shovel & it just looked so cute in that big fluffy dress.

Where is the pause button? I needed one today. 5 years old is such a magical age. I love that girl, my Christmas berry.

17 comments:

Wylie said...

Libbie... Your Christmas berry is absolutely PRECIOUS!!! And when Bo is ready, he will twirl her big! Sweeeeeet memories... Love it!
Wylie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

She is just so precious! It's so important for all of us "little girls" to feel beautiful. What a blessing she must be in your life. Her face looks like one of Raphael's little angels!
And Bo, well, there are hints of a "gallant prince" in there, give him a few years!
Hugs and Christmas blessings, Libbie!
Debra

Auntie Cake said...

So cute, both of them. I want to smoosh Sophie back to that size and age... On second thought, both of our lives are much easier having Sophie and Annie at different stages in life.
It would be bad having Annie and Sophie the same age. Very bad...
Loved the dress! And sweet Bo.

marie said...

The sweetest Christmas berry I've ever seen!!
I've often wished for a pause button ~ I know exactly what you mean!!

honeypiehorse said...

She is beautiful.

Sage said...

What a wonderful story; imagine Bo asking her to dance in her beautiful red dress; you are making lovely memories; keep those pictures.
I love my sons, but I admit it would have been special to have a little girl.

Andrea said...

She is precious....

Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS!
andrea

Marilyn said...

Your little Christmas Cranberry is adorable!! What a sweetie....
Have a Merry Christmas!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Karen said...

Your Christmas Berry has every right to dance and twirl. She is beautiful. Bo acted exactly the way my son would have an brought back memories--so good you have a video of that!:) And that last picture, Libbie, should be on a Christmas card. Wonderful!

The Walvatnes said...

I love the video :)

He & Me + 3 said...

She is so cute in that little red dress. Love her hair too. Adorable.

EntertainingMom said...

Beautiful girl... beautiful dress and I ADORE the pictures of her shoveling!!!

The Neffs said...

What a very pretty girl in her Christmas dress! There is not much sweeter than that. I love that they were dancing together! What a sweet moment.

Anonymous said...

your Christmas berry IS beautiful and beaming!! good job momma!
:-)
Merry Christmas!
love,
dawn

Deb said...

Your Christmas "berry" is a beauty.

Hope that all of you have a Merry Christmas!

Sweet dreams.

Nikki said...

Libbie, I love your blog and I love your Christmas berry! So cute. :) Hope you guys have a great Christmas!

Cindi Harrell said...

absolutely precious :) she DID look beautiful...as always!