Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Little Golden Book Moment

"There once was a little girl who was always and forever asking questions: 'How do birds fly?...Why can't I touch the sky?...What makes flowers grow?...Where do snowflakes come from?'

One day, when the little girl was wandering about thinking up new questions, she saw something lying on a table.



When she picked it up, she saw that it was a picture of a baby...She ran to show her mother what she had found.

'Who is it?' the little girl asked.

'Can't you guess?' replied her mother.

'No,' said the little girl. 'Have I ever seen this little baby?'

'Yes. In a way, you use to see her every single day.' "



After spending the morning searching for the missing baby, she runs back to her mother.

"'Mommy, I know where the baby went!'

'You do?' said her mother, pretending to look all around the room. 'Where is she?'

'Here I am!' the little girl said, and she ran and jumped into her mother's arms, feeling very pleased with herself!"




Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, a favorite from my childhood. This morning I felt like I was living this little golden book. As I uploaded these pictures of the girls, I was astounded at how thin Emily's face has grown and how much older Jane looks. Where did the babies go?

3 comments:

stephanie said...

the baby years are practically behind you now! that picture of emily reminds me of little house on the prairie.

M&M said...

that's true...
a bit sad that you will not have any more little babies!
However, whenever you lack for them, feel free to come visit me! :)

Jeanine said...

Where DID those babies go??? I've been having the same feeling of disbelief. It will really hit us when they are all potty-trained.