Thursday, August 26, 2010

Inventions

Licious has always wanted to fly.  And Licious is a crafty inventor.

Since May she has had large cardboard pieces in her room that she insisted on keeping.  "Why?" I would ask.  "Because I'm going to make wings." She would say.

Wings indeed.  Just before school began again.




















Like a true inventor if at first it didn't work, she would try something new.  And talk one of us into helping her.





I knew what her next plan was just by the look on her face.




And she really thought this would be the winning ticket.  The helmet is a dead giveaway.










I love the way her mind works.  I love these wings.  I love the look of joy on her face as she tries every means she can think of to fly.

Not so crazy about the fact that she used my sewing scissors to cut the cardboard. . .

-dana

36 comments:

Tammy said...

Y'all make me smile!

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Love her spirit!

Deanna said...

priceless!

Katie B. said...

She is awesome!

Megan said...

Oh no! Not the sewing scissors!! God bless your heart for taking it in stride! Mom kept spare pairs of large Fiskars in every. single. room. of the house growing up for that very reason. She knew if we couldn't put our hands on a pair of scissors in approximately 0.284846 seconds, we would head to her sewing room and grab the first pair we saw.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, this is so great! You will be pulling these back out someday when she celebrates getting her pilots license!

DeeRoo said...

Bwhahahhaaaaa....Awesome...I hate to tell her she needs bigger cardboard. I know where she can get an endless supply...says the wife of the man who puts in new kitchens...that have cabinets and appliances....that come in cardboard boxes!!:)
xo

Mountain Mama (Wesley Jeanne) said...

Oh my. This is too wonderful for words: her ideas, her face, your photos! And especially the way you all encourage and support her! Thank you for sharing.

VeeV said...

i wanna be adopted by your family!!!!!

xo
eva

alice said...

Soooo cute! What an awesome grin! Oh to be young again. L,A-

corinnea said...

Oh how I wish I'd had digital back when mine was this big. Love her joy.

Mom said...

Priceless . . .

Trudi said...

Oh Dana! What fun! She is having a ball, it shows in that big grin! It shows just how happy one little girl can be! (I'm sure the scissors will cope with just the one use!) (hoepfully hehe)

sallgood said...

I love her spirit of adventure! ...One of my sons was always creating costume parts from paper that he would tape to his clothes, arms, face, etc. .... So he often got rolls of tape and packs of construction paper for his birthday! (Oh, and his own scissors too!) :D

Michele said...

The sewing scissors? Nooooo!!! But it was in the spirit of science and adventure. You can always buy new scissors, but you will never be able to buy that kind of fun! Now I wanna fly!

Amy said...

This is a very entertaining post! Don't you love the way kids think?

Regina said...

I. Love. This. <3

Christy said...

Not the sewing scissors!!! At least she knows to use the right tools for the job. :)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a fun adventure.
And I love your screen door. Wish I had a screen door.

Me? A Mom? said...

i love how you let her explore every option. Her smile tells me she loved every minute of it too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for bringing me back to those days again Dana! She is awesome!

islandfairy said...

what a clever girl!

COFFEE & MORPHINE said...

"what a clever girl!"

Yeah!! :D

Elissa said...

NOT THE SCISSORS!!!!! they need to disguise those things as broccoli or a toilet wand or something so they stop trying to use them to cut whatever craziness they are cutting that is never fabric.

scratch that. my kids would still play with the toilet wand. broccoli it is. or beets.

love this girls ingenuity and determination!!! i sort of want to fly too.....

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Brilliant! I love to see creative kids. It takes me back about 20 years!

Jessica Christensen said...

You'd think our kids would know better than to ever TOUCH the sewing scissors by now! LOL.

I love the determination of children!

Kim said...

Love those dimples!

Oh how quickly those childhood days go by.........Have fun sweet child!

Happy sewing Dana :0)
this is so much fun to see ...thanks for sharing your precious babies with us!

sarah, rsm said...

love her desire to dream and her persistence to keep it alive!! may she never lose her willingness to act on her dreams ...

Sandra said...

The look of sheer joy on her face is priceless!

momawake said...

Makes me smile. Except the part about the sewing scissors. ;-)

Renna said...

With her combined imagination and determination, along with parental encouragement and support, there's no telling what she may accomplish in her lifetime. Bravo.

amylouwho said...

awesome! What a ingenious kid. Thanks for sharing. It's a good reminder to nurture that creativity. I'm not the best at that.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Adorable! I guess you can always get another pair of sewing scissors. But moments like this you just can't buy.

Kristen said...

Cute!! Let that sweetie watch UP! ;)

sippity stitch said...

great effort- always worth a shot!
at least she didn't try jumping one story with a plastic bag on her back like a parachute. my husband tried this when he was little.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

just reading this made me feel young again... Love that child's mind... ;-)