Happy Pink Saturday!
Something made me remember this book the other day, so I ordered it from Amazon. It came and it enchanted me once again. I read it the next morning and cried before school. Eleanor Estes tells a glorious story about forgiveness. The reader can't help but fall in love with the main character, Wanda Petronski. She is a poor little Polish girl, new at school, and the scapegoat for the other school children. I read it to my struggling readers and writers. We managed to read it from start to finish in fifty minutes. I tell you, they were captivated. These are city kids, tough and no nonsense. The story moved them (the boys, too!) and the images of the 100 dresses are poetic. I don't want to spoil the story for you but it is worth the $6.99. It is a true treasure. I thought of all the dresses we have in the basement, the remnants of many, many dress up dances for our girls. Birdie was over for dinner and when I told her about the box of dresses and Gran's picture taking plan, she agreed to help.
Kelli wore this to another Homecoming dance. It was a stressful evening. The pastie things that are supposed to take the place of a bra did NOT work and she was so sunburned from cheering at the Homecoming game, she hated all this itch! I liked it. I may have had a little too much input on this one.
My model wearing the ugly "mistake Crocs" we ordered and were too lazy to send back. We call them the Snow White shoes. Birdie took them home tonight.
This dress had long gloves and a fancy wrap. Kelli wore it to the dance when her date got mono at the last minute and she had to call in for a back up date. He was a star and she had lots of fun!
Please read The Hundred Dresses. I promise your heart will warm up even more! Below, my cute pinkie at school allowed me to capture her constant pinkness.
She LOVES pink like you guys do!
We worked in our art journals at school and I decided to put the "go to the Dean" pass in the middle and pink the rest.
Happy Pink, my sweet Pink People! I think you should visit Cottontails Baby today. You'll love her cute Humphrey (a real nut-brown rabbit!) and HER! Also, go to Beverly's blog. She's the pink hostess with the mostest! Thanks for visiting and here are a few hugs and kisses!
Oh! This is my Flutter Fairy, perched on my shoulder! She's kind of beat up due to Birdie's obsession with her. I lost her magic, gossamer threads. With her wand and her secret thread, she really can fly! Happy Pink Saturday!