Before anything else, I just wanted to wish you all a blessed Samhain. Hold close the ones you love, and remember well those who have already passed from this world. As the world enters the dark half of the year, gather close to share stories and memories, and soon we’ll return to the light. Brightest blessings, may your lives be filled with warmth, caring, and many wonderful new memories to share in the future.
Now… I want you to say hello to Fairy Berry. The girl was just thrilled when I finally let her see the ponysona costume I’d created for her. As I helped her into each piece, she’d run to the bathroom to see how it looked: and with pants, sweater, two wigs, and ears, that was several trips to check out her reflection. So she was quite happy to show it off while I snapped a few pictures before she headed to school this afternoon. It’s totally adorable on her, and the wings worked just as I’d hoped: they actually flap as she walks, skips, and hops along. 😀
While we were away at the lake, a very special piece of mail came for the kid. While it was a piece of mail I’d been expecting, I hadn’t expected the sender to go so far to make it such a red-letter letter. The community at the MLPTP really is outstanding, and this is just one example of how fabulous people there are to one another (and to us).
Here in Saskatchewan, we haven’t been able to get the new My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic trading cards. One wonderful member of the Trading Post sent me what she called a “pity pack” made up from some of her doubles and triples. And I’ll admit, kid-kid was jealous. So when another member of the TP offered up some cards that she’d gotten that were bent? I quickly asked if she’d consider sending them to Lily-Ann, she happily agreed.
Now, just receiving the bent cards would have been enough to absolutely thrill the girl… but this individual went so far above and beyond, she made Lily-Ann’s week. She sent several extra cards, a couple of cutie mark tattoos, a letter she wrote from the point of view of Princess Celestia, and she did up the envelope as if it had been hand (or hoof) delivered by Derpy herself. I should have recorded the girl digging into everything – her squeals of delight really had to be heard to be believed. And I was so touched that this person, who only knows us online as fellow pony folk, would go through so much trouble to do something special for my girl. It really was an amazing thing to do.
Thank you so much! This was such a sweet and generous thing to do. I know Lily-Ann will never forget the day she received mail direct from Equestria. (((hugs))) Forget 20%, you’re more like 80% cooler than the general pony population! Especially to one absolutely thrilled little girl. 😀
I’ve got lots that I could be sharing tonight. My mind is abuzz with possibilities and current happenings. LOL But, instead… mostly because along with that busy, busy brain comes a tired, tired body …I’ll share another piece of art I commissioned from a fellow artisan at Deviant Art.
I know I’ve talked about sharing a love of My Little Pony with my daughter, and I know I’ve done so on at least a few occasions. There really is nothing better than sharing something you love with someone you love – and MLPs? That’s our thing, the kids and mine. 🙂 So, when I saw this individuals work, I just knew I had to commission her to do a family portrait of us as ponies. So the girlie is Fairy Berry (the pony is completely her creation, her name, her colours, the kid’s creation totally and completely) and I’m Prairie Lily.
Now… Damon? He’s not so into the ponies. LOL He watches Thundercats and He-man with us, and he will watch Friendship is Magic. But it’s really not his thing. Thankfully? The kid took care of that.
Months ago now, she nick named her Daddy “Big Macintosh”. And, well… it just kinda fits. LOL He’s a Mac computer guy, he manages a produce department, he’s not a big talker with those who don’t know him well, and his favourite colour is red. So I started calling him our “Big Macintosh” too.
Anyway, onto the family portrait. It’s of us, as ponies. Fairy Berry, Prairie Lily, and Big Macintosh:
My thanks to Lady Yumika, for this lovely, true to the G4 FiM line, pony family portrait. I think it’s absolutely adorable, and the kid couldn’t be more thrilled – and that’s really what it’s all about for me. 😀