Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sarah's First Step to "Girl Hood" happened. I knew it was inevitable, but I didn't think that it would happen before her fifth birthday. There we were at our playdate with our China friends yesterday (I'll post photos of that later). Before hand, we stopped at the Maverik to get Sarah a snack in case she got hungry. She chose an apple, which I was more than happy to oblige her with. After playing for an hour or so, she decided that she wanted her apple. She was playing around while eating it, then she suddenly she came to me, with "the look" on her face. You know the one, where she wants to cry, but doesn't...still, I could see she was in pain. I asked her, "what's wrong Honey?" She was pointing to her mouth and holding her apple in the other hand. To my surprise and horror her tooth had a little blood, and I could see it was "out of place". As I looked closer, I could see it wiggle and her "grown up tooth" that was coming in behind the baby tooth in front. Over the past few weeks, I had noticed that the space between those 2 teeth in front had gotten bigger, and now I knew why. I shouted, "You are losing your baby tooth! You have a grown up tooth coming in behind it!"
Sarah was so elated, jumped up and down screaming, "I'M GROWING UP!!"
Yes, to my dismay, my baby is growing up, officially graduated from the toddler years, to the big girl years. I cried as I lay in bed last night...reflecting my Noodle and how much she's quickly the time goes and how precious every moment is to experience to it's fullest. I don't want to miss one single thing in this girl's life. I want to enjoy her every day, her sweet ability to bring a smile to my face and a laugh to my heart. Her loving hugs and kisses and "in the middle of the night I Love Yous" as she comes in our room to make sure all is right in her world.
I don't want to be too caught up in the world to miss one moment with my girl...and each dance around the living room in her Cinderella dress, each page we color together, each game of Candyland on the dining room table, or each puzzle to do together and especially each baby tooth she loses, and each big girl tooth that comes in.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dancin' around!

Okay, Okay...I'll hold still, but only for a second!

First Time as a Flower Girl!

Last Saturday, Sarah's Poppa got married. Sarah was the flower girl and she was so excited about her job...she took it very seriously! She did a wonderful job and was just adorable! Here she is leading her Poppa and Kathy down the aisle...

During the wedding...checking out her flowers...

Family Photo after the ceremony.
Does my husband look happy or what?

This was before the wedding...all excited to do her job!

This is her practice run...

Getting ready to take her place!
Waiting patiently

My Smart Little Girl

So over the weekend, we had a discipline moment with our precious daughter. She got a lecture from her Baba, as much as a 4 1/2 year old can handle. That night, after it was all said, done and forgotten...Baba was cooking dinner (His favorite-bratwurst) and Sarah decided that she didn't want hers on a bun. Well, Baba decided a bun was better 'cause she wouldn't be hungry later. She resisted, but the next thing I knew, I saw her eating it with the bun. When Baba noticed, he said, "Thank you for eating it on a bun, Sarah."
Her response was golden!
She said, "I thought to myself...I don't want to argue with my BaBa!"
...It was all I could do to hold in the giggles!

Splashing FUN!

A couple of weeks ago we went to the Splash pad park again. Sarah had a blast and just ran around the whole time. She was fun to watch!
Modeling her goggles...

My friend's son, Chase, having a turn with them

Drying off on the playground

I tell ya, the hoops that I make this girl jump through!

"Oh Mama, I love this place!"

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Gotta Love a little Leopard!

When Sarah found this dress in her closet, she HAD to wear it to church on Sunday. She was dancing around the yard and driveway a little...

Not Quite Chinese Takeout!

Sarah was holding the box that her Baba had just brought home from the pet store. Nope, it's not Chinese take out...but it holds a mouse (food for one of our snakes). Sarah likes to hold them when they're in the box, but let them out and she runs for cover!

Splash Pad Play Date

Last week, we found a really fun Splash Pad Park and had a play date with my friend, Paige, and her kids. Sarah had an absolute BLAST over there! I must say that the water helped me cool down a little, too! Almost made our HOT weather bearable!

This was her speed pretty much the whole time we were there...I was lucky to get her to stop long enough for me to take a photo!

Here is Sarah and Danielle on the playground.
running around...

Chase was cute, Sarah had absolutely NO fear of the water, but Chase...not so much. He was not sure about it and was thinking that the water would hurt his eyes, much like the chlorine in the pool does. He finally got a little nerve up and asked Sarah to hold his hand and take him over there.

He did well until they got right to the water...You can see him changing his mind and pulling away! By the way, he finally did get into the water before we left, it just took him a while.

Having lots of fun in the water!

Climbing around on the playground

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

July's Play Date

Last month we went to Christy's place for our play date/potluck. It was a lot of fun getting to talk to everyone and hang out. The kids had a blast and got to hit a pinata and collect candy. Some of the girls dressed up in Sunny's princess outfits and put on makeup. Yeah, Troy was thrilled with that one!
Here are a couple of shots from the day. I was really bummed out that I (the camera master) forgot to take a photo with ALL the kids...we had a new Mom and kids join us and they had to leave a little earlier than the rest of us. It was a roasting HOT day and we were trying to cool down, apparently my brain was a little fried and I missed the opportunity to get everyone's photo.
Here is Lia dressed as Belle, she's such a cutie.

From L to R, top to bottom Sunny, Lia, Lindsey, 2nd row: Sarah, Emilie, Sam

Sarah having her turn at the pinata!