As many of you know my daughter Mai is named after my mother. I get questioned on her name all the time.
“That’s an unusual name.”
“How do you say it? May?”
“How did you come up with that name?”
Typically, when I am asked what her name is, it comes out in one giant run-on sentence. Inhale & go…”Her name is Mai. Like a Mai Tai, but that isn’t why I named her that. She is named after my mother. It is Vietnamese. It means cherry blossom.” Exhale. Mai must have heard this story many times because she has begun referring to herself as Cherry Blossom, Princess Cherry Blossom to be accurate.
The princess & I were snowbound again for the weekend, so took advantage of our time with some arts & crafts inspired by her lovely name.
Fingerprint Cherry Blossom
Draw a branch for your cherry blossoms with a marker or paint.
Mix a few different shades of pink.
Have your child dip their finger in the paint & press onto the branches.
Switch shades of pink & keep dabbing.
A flower as pretty as my little girl.
I love the idea behind the cherry blossom fingerprint craft and also the story behind Mai’s name as I know how much you do miss your mom and this was the perfect way to never forget her, as well as to remember and pay tribute to her, too 😉
Thank you Janine. I do miss my mother so. Mai’s Cherry blossoms came out so pretty. I think I will frame them.
Love it!! Mai is the cutest, sweet share
Thanks Mari. She is a sweetie.
What a lovely name “Princess Cherry Blossom” 🙂
And pretty art work!
Thank you. She is a little princess. 🙂
Beautiful name she has .
Thank you. 🙂 She was named after a beautiful woman.