Friday, January 30, 2009

Motherhood Moment


Can I brag for a moment...? This sweet, young girl is my 11 year old daughter. Today she is dressed up for GREEK Day at school. We had to sew up this costume and make a Greek food dish (we made Greek Almond Tea Cakes) to bring in. She also had to make a Greek mask and will be acting out a small skit with a few other classmates.

They will be doing Greek Olympics today - good luck with everyone dressed like this!


We had to set the alarm a little early today to manage the hairdo! Hard to see but the updo portion is braided and coiled into a loose bun.



The costume was simple enough to make but a bit more challenging when you have a houseful of sick patients and are stuffed up yourself! Yes, we have been hit with some virus that keeps circulating around the house.



But the bragging part of this post is not about the outfit but the special little girl wearing it. Not only is she smart, earning all A+'s, but her inner beauty just makes her shine (my husband and I like to "argue" on who she resembles most!) Her caring heart & compassion has given her many friendships (this little girl will draw a bath, lay out my pj's & make me a cup of tea just because she wants to pamper me - oh, I am welling up now!) and her quiet confidence & composure has allowed her to challenge herself and face any fears (she will be attending a Jr.Nat'l Young Leaders Conf. in Wash.D.C.) We feel truly blessed with our special girl.

So please indulge me...I am having a Proud Motherhood Moment! :)

38 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh she is beautiful.. you have every right to show how proud you are of your daughter.. I hope you all get to feeling better soon, I believe the same stuff is circulating around our home too.. wish it would circulate right out the door.. lol.. hugs ~lynne~

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Your lovely creativity obviously spills over into the children's lives - Wonderful, her hair and headdress are especially stunning! Well done!

AJ said...

So cute AND so fun:)

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWW you have every right. Great job on the costume :)

We too were blessed with 2 GREAT kids, mine are grown but I continue to have many proud moments.

I know this is just one of many for you !!!

I hope you all feel better soon !!

All the best,
Kathy :)

ps show a picture of you and hubby and let us decide who she resembles most :)

Glenda said...

You should be proud. She is adorable in her Greek attire.

Ciao

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

haa! Laughing at Kathy's comment about posting a picture of us proud parents! After my red nose goes down from all the blowing - I will try to get the hubby to cooperate! haa! Thanks for commenting! :) ~ Laurie

Twice as Nice said...

My husband is Greek. So my children are 1/2 Greek. She looks beautiful and is a well rounded gal. You are blessed.

Sarah said...

She's beautiful! You have every right to be proud, she sounds like a nice young lady. :)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh she is so pretty!
I'll bet she had fun today.

Come by and check out the newest topper you asked me about awhile back. It's the one above my cafe picture in the kitchen. :)

Cathy said...

She is a beautiful young girl. I know you are so very proud of her! I bet you are an awesome mom.

{{Big Hugs}}

Cathy

MindyMac said...

She is a beautiful girl, and her hair and costume are beautiful! This is so nice to read, because it seems all you hear these days is about how rotten kids are. I will be so proud for my children to grow up and have the kind of character your daughter has. Thanks for sharing your Motherhood Moment!

julie & joe said...

She is beautiful! I hope she had a good time with the Greek Olympics. You have every right to be proud.

Get well soon.

salmagundi said...

She is so sweet! Those type of experiences are worth all of the effort on Mom's part. They remember them forever!! Have a great weekend. Sally

marty39 said...

She is a special young lady with all those achievements. You should be proud and I love to hear a mom show how proud she is! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. She needs to know how much you love her and recognize all her many achievements. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Laurie, :)
Thanks so much for coming by and your sweet comment. ~WOW~ You are so kind.
I always appreciate it coming from you.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Oh my goodness, you go ahead and have an awesome "Mommy bragging moment"! Your daughter is just lovely, and she looks just wonderful in her costume! Hope you all get well soon! Huggy Hugs!

Happy To Be said...

OH Ms. Gilroy ..little Miss Gilroy is just darling and a real beauty and you and hubby both have every right to be proud of her...your love has alway shown in your home and your love of your family...maybe that the reason I love ya sis..or maybe because of Uncle Bill being my neighbor ha ha!! tell your beauty congrats..and the same to mommy and Daddy..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Colleen said...

She is just beautiful! Costume is awesome too.

Bo said...

You just go right and brag all you want to about this darling little beauty! And by the way, I think she resembles you the most (even though we've never met-LOL)...All A+s, that is wonderful! ;-) Bo

Kelly said...

I don't blame you for needing to express the great joy and love you have for your beautiful daughter. We should all feel that way about our children. The world would be a better place. Obviously, you've done a good job parenting to have a daughter that is so compassionate and disciplined. I'm sure she'll continue to make you proud. By the way.... your foyer looks beautiful too. Ha!

nikkicrumpet said...

WHOA what a little beauty she is. Oh momma you are in so much trouble...you better buy a gun to keep the boys away!!! Love the outfit, you did a great job. But boy she is gorgeous...and it sounds like the beauty goes clear through!

Anita said...

Wow- that costume (and hair) was definitely the work of one proud mama! Good job! I always love coming to your blog- today you inspired me to add on another fabric to my curtains ojn the top to make the longer, and find some trim too- I just wasn't digging them and really have looked for something else- so I'll just doctor these up.

Keep up the great ideas- and I love the Vanetine's hearts - too sweet:)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh she has a beautiful name.. My bestfriends granddaughters name is Isabel..She was named after her great grandmother.. I love that it has a bit of history to it.. be sure and tell your Isabel that your friend Lynne thinks she is one beautiful girl.. hugs
~lynne~

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

I can see why you would be proud...she is beautiful and smart! You are raising a wonderful "little lady!"
-Kim

Susan S. said...

Your precious daughter is beautiful and she sound like a WONDERFUL girl. What a thoughtful, sweet child to pamper you. Enjoy that sweet jewel!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Laurie, she IS beautiful. It is so very nice to hear what a precious, sweet heart she has as well. She has the prettiest skin too, I have to add!

Daughters are indeed precious. (I have 3) You have every right to have a mom moment. I'm glad you shared with us! And all of you get well!

Donna

Cass said...

Your daughter is lovely, and she is a very lucky girl to have such a proud Mama! Enjoy her and keep being proud. It's good for her, and for you too! I hope she had a lovely Greek day at school.

LillyB said...

Oh how precious! Don't blink...she will be grown up so fast!! She is a living doll!! See everything you have anything to do with is PRETTY!!!
Love ya!

Picket said...

As well you should girl!!!! She is a beautiful treasure and someone to be proud of...brag on my friend...brag on!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Laurie, with such a beautiful, smart, and loving daughter, you have every right to be proud! The hairdo looks like it was a real challenge, but she looks so pretty with the floral wreath in her hair. I hope you are feeling much better. laurie

lvroftiques said...

Well no wonder you're proud!! She is a very lovely young lady inside and out! You are so blessed! I hope that bug stops circulating! There sure is alot of that going around in my neck of the woods also. Vanna

Happy To Be said...

Hey Ms. Gilroy hope all is well in your world today...dand we are suppose to get some snow this weekend..of course its Second Sunday Swap meet and nothing will stop me from going there haha!! hey just never know when something will be screaming your anme..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rue said...

She's beautiful Laurie and you should be proud!

Fantastic costume!

hugs,
rue

kimmcl said...

HELLO!! I just found you on Kristen's blog and recognized the pix of your home right away - I have you in my favorites from RMS!!! How funny! I commented on your RMS post (Holy Cow! What a view!!!). Just wanted to say hi! I love all of the rooms in your home.
Kim

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Hi Laurie, I miss ya! I sure hope you are okay. The other laurie

Glenda said...

Ok Laurie enough time off, I am missing your posts.

Just checking in and to say hi.

Ciao

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kanishk said...

Wonderful, her hair and headdress are especially stunning! Well done!

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