My just-turned nine niece, who excels in academics,
won yet another award - this time for painting.
Although I didn't get to see the painting while I was in Houston
(it's touring the city as part of a rodeo festival there)
I'm glad I could see pictures of it.
There's something magical about how kids paint,
don't you agree?
I love how my niece used purple
(who would have thought?) on the horse,
and how she outlined the fence with red.
It makes the painting really special, I think!