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Happy Birthday to The Little Write Gal

I can’t believe that The Little Write Gal is 10 years old today!!  Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday she was born and today she is turning 10.  She will always be my baby.  This picture was taken in August 2010.  The cake picture below was taken on her first birthday.  She is as still beautiful as ever. We had a fabulous time celebrating her birthday in California with Aunt Ashley.  On Monday she will be celebrating some more with a special lunch with her Aunt Janis and Nana.  I think we have all spoiled her rotten! 

Holly’s hair has gotten darker over the years but that smile is definitely the same.  I am the luckiest Mommy in the world for sure.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! I Love You!

The “ugly jug,” my sister, and California

The day the Little Write Gal told me she was making an “ugly jug” in art class, I had to look it up online because I wasn’t exactly sure what it was.  I found this definition on UNC-TV’s Web site for its series “Folk Ways” which chronicles styles of pottery:

Also called “face vessels,” “ugly jug,” or “voodoo jug,” these amusing pots probably originated some time after the beginning of the twentieth century. Produced most commonly in the Catawba Valley, face jugs are usually characterized by their ears, prominent mustaches and toothy grins. To produce a face jug, potters first turn the piece, then let it dry for a few hours. Then the potter adds at least thirteen pieces of clay to create the face, and optional features such as a mustache, beard or horns can increase this amount. Teeth are created from jagged pieces of commercial whitewares.

Earlier history of the art indicated that these pots were used to contain poisons and were made ugly to  keep children away. 

Each day The Little Write Gal would tell me the progress she was making on the ugly jug until finally I got to see it in person.  The day she brought it home was a special day for us because after school we were going to my sister’s house for what would be one of the last times before she moved to California.  Now if you have ever met my daughter the one thing you would know is that she is absolutely crazy over her “Aunt Ashley.”  She decided to give the ugly jug to her as a going away present.  My sister who I also adore, very lovingly packed up her new gift and sent me this picture of how it is displayed in her new home now 3,000 miles away. 

The Little Write Gal and I actually got to see it in person last week when we visited.  I will try to post more about our trip soon.

So if you live close to your sister please give her a hug from me.  I can’t wait until the next time I can hug mine in person.

The Little Write Gal’s Summer Reading List

Summer is half over *sigh* and school will be starting again before we know it.  To encourage kids to read, the following post was written by The Little Write Gal (soon to be 10 years old). ~ Christy

Encourage kids to watch less television, play fewer video games, and instead, read more books. I thought I would share my favorite books with you which are recommended for kids ages 5-12.

Once upon a Curse – by E.D. Baker

Diary of a Fairy Godmother – by Esme Codell

Junie B. Jones – by Barbara Park

Series of Unfortunate Events – by Lemony Snicket

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series – by Jeff Kinney

My Weird School series – by Dan Gutman

Thanks for reading my mommy’s blog! :p

The Little Write Gal

Happy Earth Day

The Little Write Gal (age 9) asked me if she could write an article on my blog in celebration of Earth Day.  Here is her post which she typed herself. I think I have a blogger in the making. Enjoy!        ~Christy

Earth Day is when people think about how the Earth provides us with the things we need to live. A lot of people do not think about it when they climb or cut down trees. For example, my dad walked the dog while I picked up a whole bag of trash. I said, “WOW there is a lot of trash in my neighborhood– think about how much is in the whole world.”  So don’t just help on Earth Day, help every day by not littering.

This is my first column be sure to read more! :p

~The Little Write Gal

Wordless Wednesday – My Little Ladybug


I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!  Happy WW!

Future blogger in the house

futurebloggerYesterday the Little Write Gal asked me if she could make her own vlog.  How many 8 year olds do you know who know what the word “vlog” is? LOL 🙂 Well of course I said yes.  So here you go, for your viewing enjoyment is the Little Write Gal’s very own vlog (also starring our fabulous rat terrier, Ashes).

Wordless Wednesday – Sandcastle

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