I told you that I would introduce the rest of my family at a later date, so here goes. We have two daughters, ages 12 and 8. Let's refer to the oldest as Pumpkin, since she was almost a Halloween baby. She was born two days before Halloween. She was my little goblin. Pumpkin is a quiet gentle soul that is always considerate of everyone else's feelings. She is the person I aspire to be. She never questions why or why not, she just quietly accepts what is handed to her and is just happy to be. This photo was taken by our friend, Dana of the Old Red Barn Co.. Isn't she a great photographer? Pumpkin is becoming quite the quilter. She has made quilts for all her friends and they are so loving her. For her birthday this year, we got her a reconditioned Singer featherweight sewing machine. Maybe she will take over the family business...someday. I chaperoned her middle school dance last night and it is so interesting to watch how mature she is becoming, but at the same time so much still a little girl. To see how they keep a watchful and safe distance from the boys, but just close enough to let them know that they (the girls) are in control. So cute!
Now, I was never fortunate enough to have a sister, just two older and very protective brothers. I would have never thought that I could be instrumental in bringing two such opposite people into this world. They are polar opposites. My 8 year old, which we will refer to as "Tink" is as vastly different from Pumpkin as she can be. First, let me explain the name Tink. Tinkerbell has always been her favorite Disney character and since she was born in August and has red hair, green has always been her color.
Pumpkin and Tink have similar interests, same kind of movies, same grades in school, both love to dance and so on. But their personalities are so different. Tink is a deep thinker and what ever emotion she is feeling at the moment, she feels it to her very core. I guess a short fuse goes with being a red head--so she is kind of a hot head, at times. She is very sensitive and can't bear the thought of an animal being hurt. So, we don't watch many animal movies. Let's just say that Bambi would put her over the edge! Tink is hysterically funny at times and makes us laugh all the time. Can't you just see the mischief in those eyes? I just know that she is going to make a great impact on the world someday.
So there you have it. My Pumpkin and my Tink. I love them so.