The theme for the Gallery this week is April.
Should I post my picture of Union Jack bunting at the street-party we attended on Royal Wedding Day? Perhaps the Easter cards and gifts from my children? Or the cross that my daughter made out of her palm - I used to love doing that outside church for everyone on Palm Sunday. April was dominated by people coming to see out labrador puppies, visiting them again and then coming to take them to their forever homes. I have some very cute puppy pictures.
I settled on this picture. In April, all the talk was about a very special princess and here is mine.
My daughter was born on Good Friday seven years ago. She was due on April Fool's Day but hung around until she got her first sniff of an Easter Egg and popped out on 9th April. She can never understand why her birthday is not always on Good Friday. Meanwhile, her older brother always tells her she was solely responsible for Jesus' death on the cross. She takes no notice of him and remains very motivated by chocolate and all things foodie.
She is not pretty in a standard type way. She has wild and wavy hair like me and lovely eyes like jewels in a colour I have never seen before. She is very slender too.
She gets very excited and flaps her arms like a bird. She giggles a lot and can also throw an impressive temper tantrum.
She is still very much a little girl and loves all things pink, ponies and butterflies. She is very talented in arts and crafts and very prolific in that department too. If she has a spare moment, she uses it to draw or to make something. She also loves baking with Mummy,
She is very loving and cuddles up all the time. She writes things that we find from time to time. This might be a lovely prayer like the one in last week's Gallery post below or a statement that "All boys are shit except Grandad!"
She is good at everything she attempts but is not a show-off at all. Her teachers describe her as "delightful" and she helps them a lot by always obeying the rules. Of course, she sometimes lets me in on the secret that she has found a cunning way round the rules.
I like this picture taken at her birthday party because she looks so genuinely happy. Long may that continue and in this picture, I think you get a real sense of what she will look like in another ten years' time.
I love her very much.
So for me, April is all about my little girl and all the joy she brings me every single day.