Velda’s Corner

imageI love this toothless smile, V has since lost her other front tooth as of last night

Don’t ask me how but my daughter knows about Facebook.  I don’t know if she fully grasps what it is, however what she does understand is people share pictures and videos for their friends to see.  I have shown her pictures of her cousins, funny cat videos that were posted, new babies that were born and more.

imageV snuggling with one of Lola’s many puppies

Now, don’t think my 7-year-old browses Facebook daily.  It’s more a once in a while I come upon something she might enjoy (or she peeks over my shoulder and asks, ‘what’s that?’).  Non the less, she knows the name “Facebook”, so when moments come where she wants me to take a video of her dancing with her dog, or wants me to take a picture of a funny face or a crafty art paper she created, one of two phrases have been known to be spouted out.  Either “mom put this on Facebook“, which majority of the time doesn’t happen, or “mom, DON’T put this on Facebook“, which has been known to happen!  (ha ha)  Okay, usually even then I don’t.

20141223-053848.jpgat the Alaska state far holding some interesting reptiles

One of these moments happened in March while the huzband was away on his missions trip.  Little V was doing something where she wanted me to take a picture and put it on Facebook.  We got to talking about how having her own outlet to share her thoughts and creativity would be nice.  I described how I use my blog as an outlet for myself and then the idea came to me, to create a little corner on my blog for her.  A place where she can share the silly pictures she makes, a place to store away the stories she creates, a place to share with her family the thoughts of a little girl!


She has seen my blog before, mainly to look at the pictures and you should have seen her face when I said she could be a part of it.  Pure excitement.  We chatted some more about some ideas she had before settling in for a movie.

20150426-100259.jpgfour-wheeling in Eureka last summer

That night as I was heading to bed, I peaked in on my little V one more  time.  There laying next to her bed was a pencil and her notebook opened up to a page that she had begun writing on.  It had two simple words and a picture she drew.  What were those two words that made this momma chuckle to herself?  She wrote, “I blog“.

20150426-103646.jpgsalmon fishing on the Deshka last summer

So I (finally) introduce you to Velda’s Corner. What silly, wonderous pondering’s will my seven-year old come up with, who knows but I look forward to finding out!

20150426-103632.jpgV with her faithful friend Gus (my dad’s dog, also the father of Lola’s many puppies)

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