Well, we did it. We had to bribe her with a whole pack of gum, just for her. But, we did it! We got a cute photo with Santa!! As we waited and waited in line, she continued to tell us how much she did NOT want to sit with Santa. I told her she didn't have to sit on his lap, I'd be happy if she just stood next to him. Finally just before it was her turn, Troy offered a pack of gum if she smiled pretty for one photo with Santa, and it worked!! WOO HOO!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Times like these, I'm so proud of my little girl. Sarah had some birthday money left over and we went shopping. She found some fun leopard print flannel pillowcases that she insisted on buying with her money. When I was helping her put her change back in her ladybug purse, she got all excited and told me what she wanted to do with it.
"Oh Mama! I want to take that change to the people that ring the bell, so that I can help the kids have Christmas presents that don't have money for presents!"
It brought tears to my eyes to hear her say that!
Then a week later, we went to Wal-Mart and there was the bell ringer. She got SOO excited when she saw them and walked up there with her ladybug purse in hand. Emptied it out of every coin, and put it in the famous red collection pot.
It made me so proud of her, I can't even tell you.
Moments like that, I thank God that she's learning the good things and the bad ones aren't rubbing off! :)
So, can anyone tell me how to load photos on blogger in order any more? Something has changed on me and they're loading all out of order! Anyway, on Halloween, we went trick-or-treating with some friends at the local strip mall. The kids had a blast. Afterwards, we went to the local indoor amusement park place with our friend Angie's church. There was nothing we could have done with them, where they would have had more fun than this. It was awesome.
This was Sarah's first try at bumper cars!
Here is Sarah with our dear friend, Miranda on the slide!
My Little Ladybug had a Halloween Party at Preschool during the week of Halloween. She looked so cute, if I do say so. She had a lot of fun, too.
I had some major camera difficulties and lost ALL the photos from Sarah's birthday party! Very Upsetting! But, on the actual day of her birthday, she dressed in her Cinderella dress and we had a little cake we brought home from Olive Garden and sang to her. She's my BIG 4 year old!!
When My Mom was here visiting, I took the camera to Sarah's swimming lessons to get a few photos.
Here is Sarah with her teacher learning to swim on her back and float.
Okay, so I'm a total slacker when it comes to this blog. I have been super busy and haven't even had time to load anything here. Finally tonight I spent some time getting a little caught up.
Back at the end of October, Sarah's Lao Lao and her Gigi (Grandma and Great-Grandma) came for a visit to be here to celebrate Sarah's birthday.
On this day, my Mom treated us all to a ride on the Historic Railroad train ride through the mountains. It was a beautiful ride and Sarah absolutely loved it.
For some reason, blogger mixed up the order of the photos I loaded.
Here is Sarah on the train, enjoying the outdoor car.