Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm Thankful For...

That's the name of the little book Mallory made in a school this week. Her teacher told me hers was one of the best in the class. It's so precious. She drew all the pictures and lists the reasons she's thankful for the things or people on each page like "I'm thankful for school because it's where I learn." I love it because its a snapshot of my little girl at 9 years old in the 3rd grade. I love the occasional misspelled words like 'electriceity'. I'll save the little book and give it to her one day like my mother does with things of mine that she has kept. I'm sure she'll point out the little mistakes here and there but those are what make it so sweet. 

When I first saw Mallory's little thank you book it reminded me of a little book I had made when I was probably about her age. I got it to show Mallorythe  similarities. Inside it says By Tammy Claunch written in my little hand writing. Mine doesn't have the date but Mallory pointed out that she had put the date on hers. "I thought you'd like that," she said. I'm always telling them to put the date on things so when I look back ill know when they made them. 

Mallory's is the orange one. 

It's so cute to see how much we are alike at times. Paul says she's just like me. I found these pictures in my dad's things. I had posted them on this blog at one point and I guess he printed them out. Mallory is on the left and I'm in the picture on the right but it looks like the same girl. Even down to our little pooches as Paul pointed out:)

Mallory looks like me in quite a few of my child hood pictures but none as resounding as this example. 

I miss her being little but it's really special seeing her grow. Last night she and I watched a movie together in her room and shared popcorn and I loved every minute of it. 

It's wonderful to have a little girl. I myself am thankful for her. 

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