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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Carolina Lily

I recently learned that North Carolina's state wildflower is the Carolina Lily. (Read about it here.) I just thought that was so neat!

Of course it reminded me of another Carolina Lilly. A "Lilly" with two-Ls.

This summer I purchased Veritas Press's "Fine Art Primer Collection."  We've read several so far, and always do a related art project afterwards.  The other day we read The Boy Who Loved to Draw:  Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner.  Then in the spirit of Benjamin West, I had the kids take their sketchpads outside to draw something.

Tabby focused on real subjects:  a chicken, a goat, a dog, and then Hunter.  Hunter drew the dryer vent on the back of the house and then one of the chimneys.  (That is sooooo Hunter.)

During this time, Solomon kept busy opening and closing gates and doors.

Hunter enjoys bringing in the basket of chicken eggs each morning and then putting the eggs into cartons in the refrigerator.  Frank was afraid he might break eggs in the process of carrying around the basket, so he added straw into the bottom so the eggs wouldn't bump together when Hunter was running around with it.  Sounded like a good idea.  Now I don't think so.

Yep.  Hunter forgot and left the basket on the floor and Solomon managed to make this mess in about 2 minutes when I was busy around the corner.  This kid is lucky he's so cute!

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" - Philippians 4:4


  1. Your Lilly is even more beautiful than the Caroline Lily! I agree it good God make our little rascals cute because Gosh they are a handful:)

  2. What a handsome mess. LOL and I've never heard of the Carolina Lily before either.

    1. "A handsome mess" - that made me laugh! :)

  3. I bet Kili and Fili do that kind of thing to Thorin - like what Solomon did. Not majestic!