We experience God's grace when we see Him go beyond what He has promised, to give us gifts that we could never have created, earned, or deserved. Our children are two of those gifts of grace.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

In Which a 5-year-old Girl Chooses Her Own Gift

Meredith turned 5 in June, and although you may have seen her adorable ballet pictures on Facebook...

...you probably know that girly stuff is not usually the "main event" with Meredith. Instead, her true love right now is the world of superheroes. So when one birthday gift involved cash to choose a gift at the store, we had some guesses as to what she may want. We narrowed it down to a Superman outfit, some Batman and Joker fisher price toys, a Darth Vader mask, and an Optimus Prime helmet (from Transformers). With the helmet on clearance, she ended up able to afford both the helmet and the mask! The helmet has a button that makes Optimus Prime sounds, but the button she likes is a voice convertor -- you can see that she is still in her usual dancing/singing mode, but now with a new voice...the first line of talking is the only one I can understand ("I am Optimus Prime") but I think the body language is priceless. She also finds that the voice button has to be re-activated every so often, which makes this especially amusing.