Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Auntie Elisha's Wedding Gift

 Elisha and Clay got married Oct. 4th. We were all so exited for them, specially Elisha being the last one in the family (Berg side) to get married. Anyhow, Elisa (my 6 yr old) decides she wants to make auntie Elisha a gift, the night before, just from her because she doesn't feel like the gift is from her if we were the ones who bought it. Elisa decides she wants to sculpt a flower pot for her auntie because she knows that auntie Elisha loves to grow flowers. We decided to let her because we always tend to say "there's no time", or "it's too messy"... when she has asked to make crafts before.
Well, David did most of the sculpting of course. He mixed the plaster and poured it onto the plate that we were trying to use to make a cast out of for the final plate. Then Elisa would spread the plaster to cover the plate. She did the same with the bowl...

The casting didn't really work very well. It just stuck to the "final product" but David found a way to make the plate and the bowl. After that, Elisa worked on getting it painted. This was her favorite part! She did this all by her self and was so proud of it.

 Then we painted it with a glossy coat (of nail polish) to make it nice and shiny. She waited for it to dry... then we got impatient and decided to have her blowdry it. Then I taught her how to wrap a gift. So she did. At last came the very best part for her. She asked auntie Elisha if she could open it right at the wedding. Auntie Elisha, being so sweet and sensitive, agreed.
  (I took this pic from the stairs.)

Elisa was just so happy when auntie Elisha saw her gift and expressed how much she liked it. I was glad to catch it on the camara because I just never seem to be ready when sweet moments happen, just like I didn't take a pic of the sculpting process of the pot and plate. It took me a while to realize "maybe this is a moment I should be taking a picture of"... lol
Thank you, Elisha, for being so sweet and taking the time to appreciate Elisa's gift right at your wedding reception. You have so much love and patience, specially for little ones. Love you and I pray and know that your marriage will be blessed and very FUN! haha specially with a husband like Clay.

1 comment:

  1. Raquel! You are an awesome blogger and documentarian! :-) I really enjoyed reading this and seeing your photos of the whole story! Elisa is such a precious and super thoughtful little girl and you and David are great parents! And you are right - Elisha is so sweet and patient!!!! :-) Y'all are awesome! Love you very much!!! ~ Carrie