Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ahhh ... the Life of a Girl

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” ~Proverbs 31:30

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." ~
William Stafford

My friend, Amy, posted recently about Twirly Skirts and how they have a bizarre and unmistakable affect on girls. It's so true! Now, no one would consider our daughter “fru fru,” to say the least. But, that doesn’t mean she can’t have fun on a date with her daddy! Here are some pictures from our church’s Father-Daughter Sock Hop a few weeks ago.

Hot date in a Poodle!!!

Just the girls!

Hula, Baby!

Twist 'n Shout!

She also participated in our school “International World’s Fair” last night, studying and creating a display about Malaysia, dressing up in a Malaysian-style “Baju Kurung,” serving “Jemput Pisang” (Banana Fritters), and even creating her own Batik!

~the Baju Kurung*~

The freshly-dyed Batik. We used gel glue (instead of the traditional wax), and then painted on the dyes**. Then it sat overnight so the dyes could do their thing.

The next morning we rinsed out the excess dye and dried the cloth. It turned out so pretty!

*Thank you to our friend Amelia (from Malaysia!) for the suggestions about the Baju Kurung and the Pisang recipes!

**Thank you also to "Melissa," another blogger who posted directions for Batik which I found through Google. You can view her directions here.


  1. Your daughter is blessed to have parents who provide her such a rich life - filled with amazing experiences, meaningful learning opportunities, family togetherness, and most of all, a daily walk in the way of the Lord and personal relationship with Jesus Christ! As your daughter's grandmother, I am VERY THANKFUL!

  2. This is awesome. Soc Hops bring out the girls in us! I love it and any event that brings fathers and daughters together! Great pics too!

  3. She sure does look like her dad! The World's Fair sure looks like a lot of fun, what a pretty costume!


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