Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sydney has been such a blessing to our family. In nearly 5 months, we have moved from being strangers whom she would barely tolerate to being the family she loves to see. She can be quite an affectionate girl. She lights up and starts laughing when we pick her up from daycare, she runs to us when we return home, and she even runs across the yard when she sees Uncle Bob outside. She loves to raise up her arms so he'll pick her up and give him a big hug. She has a warm, loving personality and simply adores her big sister! We are so thankful for this special little girl who has been through more than we'll ever know.
Evan's birthday is November 26th, so it sometimes falls on Thanskgiving - but it ALWAYS falls around Thanksgiving! Her friends are usually gone for her party. The last few years we have started throwing her friend party a few weeks before the actual day. This has turned out to work perfectly. She decided she wanted to have a sleepover with pizza, decorating cupcakes, dancing - and lots of it, playing Barbie's and watching movies. Evan had such a great time and loved being with her friends.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Shake your tail feathers!
Sydney's debut as a turkey was awesome! I just knew she would shut down as soon as she saw the audience, but she was too busy taking it all in. I thought about hiding so she wouldn't see me and make a run for me. She stayed on stage, though, and smiled, jumped around and fell (I think. You'll see her disappear for a second in the video). Afterwards was a Sharing Feast, so we sat with Bruiser Brody and his parents. Sydney and Brody did NOT want to take off their feathers. They were so cute! They also didn't want to eat because of all of the excitement around them.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Double Double toil and trouble! We witches flew in from all over and had a cackle or two! We had several kinds of soup, appetizers and sweets. We then had a Black Cat gift exchange that was so much fun! I got an awesome purple spider votive holder.
For the 50th day of school, the first graders got to celebrate with a 50s sock hop and coke floats. I love watching Evan in social situations because she is so outgoing and confident. She absolutely loves to dance and likes to involve those who are not as sure of themselves.