Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Emma Joy, author and illustrator extraordinaire!

This was too cute not to share with you all. Part of Emma's schoolwork today was to write a story. I meant it to be good penmanship, punctuation, and spelling practice (which it was), but I think she saw it more as a special treat. This girl of mine comes alive when she is creating and drawing.

I would just like to say that this is all her-- I did not help one bit, except for the few times she asked me how to spell a word ("adventure", for example. And she obviously did NOT ask me when trying to spell "something". hehe. I love it!)

ok, storytime. Enjoy!

oh, and it gets a bit dicey there in the middle... don't be scared, there IS a happy ending. :)

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16 comments:

Sunny said...

Did you just hear that? Because my mind just blew. OK, that is a really corny thing to say but I am AMAZED! I'm chanting in my head- "I will not compare my child, I will not compare my child!" Her pictures are so cute, but I'm especially impressed by her handwriting and creativity! And how the heck does she already know about proper punctuation? Her use of quotation marks and commas... mind boggling! OK, if anyone wonders if homeschoolers really can provide a good education at home, you've just proven it. Great job, Emma! And Talia, you need a huge pat on the back because this is seriously impressive. I would never guess that she was 6 years old and in kindergarten! I know I'm gushing, but it is all my honest opinion. WOW!!!

Jeremy said...

I'm just going to say that I'm pretty FRIGGIN' proud of my daughter right now, and pretty FRIGGIN' proud of you, my lovely wife, for fostering her smarts and creativity.

This has made an otherwise boring day absolutely shiny.

<3 Jeremy

Talia said...

oh! and, to be completely honest, I had to tell her about quotation marks and the comma. I forgot about that until you mentioned them, Sunny. :) thanks for your sweet words and encouragement, my friend! <3

thanks, Jeremy-love, your words made me smile :)

Lisa said...

This is so awesome! She is so cute and smart. I love it.

Kourtni said...

I'm pretty FRIGGIN' giggling over Jeremy's comment. HAHAHA.
Emma is a genius child. That's all there is to it. She will probably be a famous author or artist or something when she grows up. She's seriously AMAZING. I could not believe when I saw her handwriting for the first time up on your fridge. It's better than MINE. lol.
Just so you can see how really truly amazing Emma's skills are... I think I might have to show you a story Logan wrote this week. His handwriting is REALLY SLOPPY!! You would never know he's almost a 2nd grader and she's only in Kindergarten. All kids are so different. hehe
GO EMMA JOY!

Tristan said...

one smart cookie!!!

Band of Brothers said...

too adorable. i love it! seriously, she needs a coloring/writing playdate with Finn. the two of them would be in heaven!

Lydia said...

wow how amazing is she?? I probably couldn't write something that creative. haha
And I am also giggling over Jeremy's comment! HAHA
Also Aaron says that he would like to be Emma's agent when she's older. I'm sure she'll need one, the brilliant little thing.
Love her! Love you!

alyssa said...

Awww, I love this so much! She is such a smartypants and she can color & draw so well! Good job momma :)

*CPA* Su said...

That's right Emma - lock all the doors to keep the bad guys out! Too cute!!! "'Oh no' said the star fish!" Love it!!

BTW - I just noticed that it says if I leave a comment, you'll bake cookies...sooo just let me know when I need to come by and pick those up! I'm local so I CAN eat them! ;-)

kayla said...

Okay so this is totally C-U-T-E Her handwriting her picture's and her story! WOW she's just so adorable! WAY TO GO EMMA

Jerusha Abigail said...

I completely love this!! She is WAY too amazing and creative! Totally impressed! I mean, wow. I'm even close to being that good now. sheesh, girl. I really want an Emma story written for me, please.
She's the cutest. xoxo

.jimaie.marie. said...

oh my goodness, she is SO SMART talia!! Seriously. You are obviously an amazing teacher and are doing an incredible job at giving homeschooling a good name!! You are everything I wish I was in regards to this Talia, seriously. She is SO creative and so smart!

Lauryn said...

I am always so impressed by your little girls! They're so creative and talented!

Mommy Diffee said...

Simply amazing Talia. You are such a wonderful mother for giving her such creative outlets to developed her talents =) And I love Jeremy’s comment, so sweet!

Steph said...

Oh I adored this. When I was growing up, I had stacks and stacks of books that I wrote just like this. Makes me smile just thinking back. I love how imaginative Emma is. Such a gifted little girl you've got there!