We have taught Hayley early about the importance of money and a budget. When she sells her pieces she knows part goes to the business, part goes to a charity, part goes to savings and the rest is for her to spend.
The first thing Hayley saved up for was her own ipod. The next big thing was a trip to American Girl in New York for the two of us. Plus she had $300.00 to spend while she was there. For those of you wanting to see these posts of us in New York, click here, here and here.
Of course the next thing she's saving for has been for the Taylor Swift concert to buy t-shirts and a concert book. I am amazed by her talent and dedication to everything she does. She is "old" and "wise" beyond her 9 years. I am so proud of her, and we support her however we can in her dreams.
Hayley recently took her jewelry book to school and her teacher displayed her photos on the light board, bringing more orders for Hayley. :-) She has been on top of the world creating and I am so happy for her.
Thought I'd share some of her latest designs.
Before I had her sort them out a little better to be easier to see! LOL
This is just a small sampling of her designs. She has so much variety, some things sell faster then I can get pictures for. :-)
"From a little spark may burst a flame" Latin Proverb
"Do or do not.There is no try." Yoda.
**In our home we have the saying there is no such word as can't. we encourage, encourage, encourage. I feel it's so important for children to have someone who believes in them and their dreams.**
"Never grow a wishbone, daughter where your backbone ought to be" Clementine Paddleford
This is a poem I found that I really relate to with my daughters and I wanted to share:
As I watch you grow
By Kay Theese
"Do you know how much you mean to me?
As you grow into what you'll be.
You came from within, from just beneath my heart
it's there you'll always be though your own life will now start.
You're growing so fast it sends me awhirl
With misty eyes I ask, where's my little girl?
I know sometimes to you I seem harsh and so unfair,
But one day you will see, I taught you well because I care.
The next few years will so quickly fly,
With laughter and joy, mixed with a few tears to cry.
As you begin your growth to womanhood,
this fact you must know,
You'll always be my source of pride, no matter where you go.
You must stand up tall and proud,
within you feel no fear,
For all your dreams and goals, sit before you very near.
With god's love in your heart and the world by its tail,
You'll always be my winner, and victory will prevail.
For you this poem was written, with help from up above,
to tell you in a rhythm of your Mother's heartfelt love!"
Oh and did I mention she even has her own business cards? The kids in her class were very impressed by that. Thanks to her Aunt Kim. :-)
We are having a busy weekend ahead, shopping and decorating for Valentines day as well as some crafts and ideas to share. Will hopefully get that posted tomorrow. Then Sunday I'm having a get together for yoplait yogurt, I'll be posting more about that as well. :-) Have a fabulous Friday!!
Many Blessings, Jill