Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My name is Sprinkles and I am two feet tall with bright orange hair. I am the head gymnastics elf. I hear you like gymnastics, too. I get to teach all the other elves how to do gymnastics.
I am going to try my hardest to get you everything you want. If I bring you some magic stuff, you have to promise you will show me some of your tricks sometime. I want a My Twinn Doll too, but they don't make any with orange hair. My older sister has many Littlest Pet Shop toys, and I love to play with them. I hope I can get you some this Christmas. Santa is working hard to get every little boy and girl everything they want - including you.
Santa has requested some carrots and milk this year, it is his favorite. That would really help him lose some weight. Donner loves the reindeer food y'all leave out every single year, so don't forget to leave out some reindeer food.
PS. Tell MiMi, PaPa, Big Girl, Granpa Russell, Grandma Jean, and your Mom and Dad I said hello!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We took Evan to see Santa yesterday. Remember I said a few posts back that she believes all these santa's are actually helpers for the real Santa? Well, it's a good thing because of what happened. We go to the Bass Pro Shop because they have an awesome setting and Santa (oh, and did I mention they take your picture for free?). We're waiting in line and Evan says that this is not the real Santa. I'd gone to http://www.portablenorthpole.com/ a few days before and had an email sent to her from Santa. So she doesn't really feel a need to talk to him, but I need a good picture for 2009. We snap the picture and he asks her what she wants. After telling him a My TWINN doll and a few other things, he tells her that he will pass it along to Santa. Pass it along to Santa? What? I sure am glad we had that one covered!
PS. Mike is carrying her because I insisted she wear the clogs that match her outfit. They are a little big so it takes her FOREVER to walk!
We had a great Kindergarten Christmas party. The children ate treats, did crafts and had a special delivery. Mrs. Booker had a 6th grade English class write letters from Santa (or one of his elves) to each child. The daughter of a friend of mine actually got Evan's, and it turned out so cute! (I'll update the blog with a copy of the letter as soon as she gets to bring it home.) Anyway, the envelope had been put in the freezer so the children would get to feel how cold it was - straight from the North Pole. It was awesome to see how each letter had been personalized with each child's traditions and wants (an information sheet had been sent home a few weeks before to aid in the writing of these letters.) What a memory!
Twice a year Evan's gymnastics class has a mini awards ceremony. This is mainly to take stock in what skills each girl has earned or improved on and what is left in her particular level. Evan is 12 skills away from completing level 1 and received the 'Most Improved' award. She is the youngest in her class and has only spent 7 months in this class. We have been told that her fundamentals are great. She always has pointed toes and tries to put strength and speed in every skill. You might notice the big red circle on the end of her nose. She was Rudolph at school today and refused to let me wash the paint off before gymnastics.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
About 4 months ago we found out that Meko had cancer and confirmation the she had pretty severe arthritis. In my mind I thought we'd have until the Spring with her. I even thought that this past Monday. Thursday night/early Friday morning Mike and I discovered that the cancer had progressed faster than we'd imagined and realized Meko was extremely miserable. We checked Evan out of school early and spent a little time together. Mike and I were concerned at how Evan would take it. Of course, she started sobbing uncontrollably when we told her what was about to happen. I held her as we both sobbed while petting Meko. Evan misses her but has not been upset since Friday. Mike and I have had a harder time. We love and miss you, Meko!