I know you have all seen photos of my only granddaughter, Kathryn, but have you seen her playing the role of Dorothy? She became 'hooked' on The Wizard of Oz at a very, very young age. In fact, even before she was born, I bought a pair of sparkly ruby-red shoes for her. Since then, she has had a new pair of ruby-red shoes each time her foot size changes. When she was just a baby, I would sing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to her. When she was around eighteen months old, she could sing and dance to that song. She was enamoured with Dorothy. She was the perfect Dorothy, acting out her scenes with precision. I had a seamstress make a Dorothy dress for her and she had the pigtails and all. These pictures are of Kathryn, aka Dorothy, when she was around three.
CHECKING HERSELF OUT IN THE MIRROR
RUNNING AWAY FROM THE FARM
DOROTHY CRYING FOR AUNTIE EM
One evening two years ago, at my home, Dorothy, er, I mean Kathryn, fell and busted her chin open. She had to get to the hospital, but she would not go until she was taken to her own home to be dressed in her Dorothy dress. That's the way she went to the emergency room.
I must add that my daughter, Kathryn's mommy, also loved The Wizard of Oz. Even in high school, she would choose to stay home to watch it rather than go out with her friends. Kathryn comes by her love of all things Oz honestly.
Some of my blogger friends have taken time out of this busy Thanksgiving week to post their favorite family photos. You will not regret stopping by to visit them and letting them know you were there.