Saturday, November 22, 2014

This Year's Theme: Sisters

Emma was born 5 days before the first day of school. It was perfect. Hadassah had a couple of full days to soak up all things Emma before heading off to her first school year of 5 days a week. 

But as I mentioned in another post, she was torn! "Do I want to go to school, or do I want to stay with Emma?!" And although she didn't really have a choice, she made the best of it. She went to school and while there, filled her assignments with Emma. Paperwork flowed out of her backpack full of family pictures (her, always holding her baby sister), and descriptions of what she did over the summer (got a baby sister). 

Her teachers and the principal have all mentioned how they are regularly updated on Emma and how she's doing.

So did it surprise me when Book Character Day approached and she zoned in on one particular book? She didn't want to be a princess knight. Or a pioneer girl. Or a puppy. All Hadassah wanted to be, was a sister.

Of course.

The girls received the perfect book from a sweet woman in our church at Emma's birth. It's called "Sisters" and Hadassah has read it over and over and over again. Here's a glance at the first and last pages...

Hadassah chose the big sister outfit on page 3 and she literally studied it with a magnifying glass to make sure we got every detail right. Page 3 sports quite the outfit:

Hadassah helped wherever she could...even using a Sharpie to make a purple flower blue. Because the flower in her hair needed to be blue! "That's how it is in the picture, mom."

So in my typical last minute fashion, I ran around town gathering supplies on the morning before Book Character Day. And after supper, we started the assembly. Duct tape, sharpies, thrifted shirt (which was a turtleneck, but that's ok! I can cut a 'v' into it...) and necklace. And in her intense scrutiny of the picture, she noticed that the big sister had brown hair. "But I have gold hair mom!" I was game. It seemed to me like the perfect opportunity to try out something I pinned on Pinterest ages ago - a wig. Once completed, I was ready for bed, glad it was completed. 

The next morning was so exciting for Hadassah - not just to go to school as the "official" big sister, but to see everyone else's costumes as well. Mr. Mugs? Meet the Big Sister:

Appropriately, Emma wore a new onesie that day! (although that's equal parts good and's a 6 month size! Ahh!) 

Oh these girls!!

So! What do you think? How'd we do?

One thing for sure - we had one excited girl. Especially when she came home with a "reward". "You mean an award?" "Yay! A award!!" 

Looks like those magnifying glass studying periods paid off Hadassah!

Or should I say: {best} Big Sister!


  1. Too cute! Such love for her sister!

  2. Love it! You did a great job with the outfit :)



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