Abby and I, with Owen in tow - complete with snacks- went out to Brandywine Creek State Park to take her 4 year old pictures. She was under the assumption we were going on a fairy adventure. I did not mention to her that the camera was coming, in fact, I didn't even pull it out for the first 20 minutes or so. I wanted her to feel like a fairy and really get into playing. Play and imagine my sweet Abby did..... Abigail has an imagination like I have never seen before. When she's lonely she plays with her "best friend" Emily. Emily takes on many shapes and forms. Abby realizes she is pretend - but "they" have so much fun. While at the park, and in the woods, Abby didn't need Emily. Here is Abby's story of the most perfect fairy adventure.... I didn't suggest, just watched and interacted.
"The Fairy Adventure" by: Abigail Stottmann Slightly Adapted by : Mommy
I was flying and turning around to wake up my piggie. My piggie was purple and cried "wwee wee wee wee". I was not able to wake the piggie up. I held the little piggie - and put it down in his nice soft bed - his bed was hard and crunchy. Follow me sweet piggies. I held them all at once. On the way out of the woods, I sat under a tree to think - the animals were hiding, but were all around. They were sitting quietly. They were so sleepy from our long journey. I had 12 bunnies and 4 piggies.
I was hiding and peeking out from behind the tree. I was thinking alittle about my piggies and bunnies flying to church. They needed to 'jump and jump and jump'.
I stopped to look over at the flowers. I let the bunnies and piggies free to run and jump in the beautiful wildflowers. I ran to go get them and reached up to the sky to catch some fireflies. There were none to catch though.
I found a new green acorn in the trees that had not yet fallen. I needed to help it to grow. I used my magical powers. My bunnies and piggies help me to get some magic by using their noises. I call to 'they' and say "BUNNIES AND PIGGIES! I NEED HELP!!". They come over to me and sit in a circle around me and make their sounds to help the tree to grow.
When the day is over and my crown has been hurting me the piggies and bunnies make me a new crown for the next day.
Then we took the bunnies and piggies to the "House with Pancakes" (IHOP). She requested chocolate chip baby cakes to share with them.