Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thankful for Dust Faeries

I love the magic of childhood...

Anything is possible to kids and I so admire that innocent faith. 

Last week while I was painting on the porch Bella began to tell me about Dust Faeries. She told me how they are so tiny most people think they are merely a speck of dust, but how sometimes you see a special little sparkle that lets you know they are really a tiny faerie. 

She told me all of this with such detail and confidence that I asked her where she learned about Dust Faeries. Did you read about them in a book or hear about them at school I probed?

"I think I must of just known about them since I was three cause I always knew they were there" came the response.
(I laughed with both amusement and admiration at her explanation.)

So, yesterday we went on a picnic at the park to look for Dust Faeries.

We drew a sign on the sidewalk so the faeries knew we were friends to all faerie kind.

We made a faerie home in a Mason jar with clover and Cherry Blossoms.
(Yet another use for those sweet southern jars, you can see some other ideas {Here})

 Bella said she caught "about two faeries"...I took their picture before we let them go.

I'm so Thankful for my Bella and these precious days of childhood.

Clapping my hands ASAP
(As Southern As Possible)


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  1. So precious! She has such a great imagination. Payton is six. She has great stories which I keep every single one she writes about.

  2. I love love love it!! My kids surprise me with their knowledge of so many subjects...real and imaginary. What a beautiful memory you created with your Bella.

  3. too sweet for words...I hope to never loose (too much) of my imagination! There's nothing better than the simple things in life and moments like these :)

  4. We have a fairy garden in our yard with homes and flowers that faeries like. My oldest daughter and I built it together. We spent many hours writing notes to faeries and laying there looking for them. Now my 4 year old and I do it together. Last week my oldest daughter who is now 10 told me she was not so sure faeries exist. It broke my heart, but I am so very grateful for the time we spent pretending and creating worlds of magic together.

  5. Oh, love it! I too appreciate the innocence of children. Thanks for sharing your daughter's childhood with us! Following you now on Bloglovin. :)

  6. Thanks for the follow! I am following you back! Your blog is awesome!!!

  7. Following from the Friday Blog...
    U think this is just way too adorable..especially how you managed to capture every single detail. This is just gorgeous. I love kids.

  8. What a sweet girl you have! I once was a nanny for a family with 6 children. And two of them were so fascinated with "fairies", in fact I am breeching their confidence by telling you this! It was a super HUGE secret and if we told anyone about them, they wouldnt come back. Yes, they were that intense. It was so precious. I just played right along.... How can you not?
    Have a beautiful Weekend Mae!

  9. cute photos!! new gfc follower from the weekend hop along! hoping you'll follow me back when you get a chance! have a good weekend!
    Ashley @

  10. Beautiful photos! love this:)

  11. What a sweet little girl you have :) Adorable post!!

  12. I loved reading all these awesome stories and comments about Faeries! I love that a little peice of that childhood magic NEVER dies :) Thanks for all the comments...My mom is in town this week so it's busy, busy but I am so looking forward to visiting all of your blogs and seeing what you've been up to lately too!! (Just as soon as I get a sec :))

  13. Oh my gosh, your kids are adorable!

    New follower from the hop. :)

  14. that first photo is SO dang cute. love love love. :)

  15. i LOVE this post. and you are so right. childhood's magic is amusing!