Monday, September 24, 2012

The Strange Family

One of Natalie's favorite things to do is to create and tell stories.  Recently she told me that she can't decide whether she wants to be an author or an illustrator.
"Which job is more important?" she asked.

"Both are equally important, but you don't have to choose.  You can do both!" I shared.

"I can?!" she asked.

The look of wonder and pure joy on her face was priceless.  She quickly went to work.

The Strange Family 
by Natalie

Strange Family left to right: Sweetie Pie, Mom, Caroline, Audrey, Charlie, Kiran, Jealous Boy, Lulu and Dad 

Pictured left to right: Kiran and Jealous Boy

The boy was in the park.  He was sad because he got caught in a rainstorm. The sister was happy because the flowers would grow.

Lulu in the snowstorm

The Strange family went on vacation.  They had so much fun that they didn't want to leave. They went to The Land of Wishes and Lulu wished for a snowstorm.  She wanted it to be brown -- so it was.
"The Worst" - Lulu's Best Friend

They call him "The Worst" because every time in math he gets the
answer wrong.

Left to right: Grandma and Grandpa Strange.
Grandma and Grandpa dancing in the moonlight.

Strange cousins left to right: Matt, Aunt Malisha, Urie, Franklin, Lucy, Baby Susie, Nessa,
Lily and Uncle Johnny

The Strange family cousins came for a visit.  Uncle Johnny is sad because he burned his arm on the sun.


  1. My mom still has my stack of books that I wrote and illustrated as a kid (with computer paper and staples.) Good for you for supporting her dreams!

  2. Love it! My youngest loves to tell stories. They are hilarious. I am sorry to hear that Uncle Johnny burned his arm on the sun. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

  3. What an excellent story and wonderful photos! So cute!
    You've got a talented little one here!;D I love seeing their imagination come to life!!

  4. Visiting from Sits. I love it when kids create things. I remember creating books with my dad when I was little. I still have them.

  5. SO cute!!! Love the pictures!!! :) Visiting from SITS

  6. Very sweet. It's wonderful that you are encouraging her in her dreams. Sorry about Uncle Johnny's arm. That sounds rotten.

    Happy Sharefest. Have a great weekend.

  7. awww what a sweetie pie. her drawings are so good. i used to do lots of story books when i was younger, i wish i'd kept some of them
    I am hosting a blog hop over at my blog today