Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm thankful to be a mom...

I love the stuff the kids bring home from school! So much so that I have two boxes/tubs and a counter full of their masterpieces that I just can't throw away. I've said it before, but my plan is to keep scanning them and creating a book of all their stuff to share with everyone. But some things just can't wait to be published *wink* Sarah's teacher has them do creative writing almost everyday. I love, love LOVE to read her papers everyday! She is so full of personality! She's also really good at drawing and does a really good job illustrating what she writes about.

I love how the Queen is holding up her skirt and there's a sailor (most likely from the ship wreck *wink*) that's carrying her bags.
This is just too cute. Her teacher had her spell everything...can you tell? Nearly everyday Sarah brings home a paper that says "I like my mom" I LOVE it...who doesn't want to hear that their kids likes them? WHO? Sometimes her paper says "I like my mom"..."my mom likes me" Those are my favorite papers!
I am thankful to be a mom.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Princess is now 7

You will NEVER meet another little girl that talks more about her birthday than my Sarah. Seriously. Trust me. It's really quite funny but can be a bit obnoxious at the same time. *wink* Oh how I love my Sarah! So after planning all year long, really ALL year long her birthday was FINALLY here!

A week or so before her actual birthday Sarah sat down with her Grandma, knee to knee on the love seat sofa and planned her party. It was too cute to watch. I was assigned her cake. That's all she said, Grandma's got the rest! Thank goodness for Grandma's!

Sarah's birthday was on a Friday. I brought cupcakes to her school for her as instructed WEEKS before. And since I had been in Nashville earlier that day I got her a special cupcake from a place called gigi's cupcakes. there is only ONE word to describe these cupcakes. Divine. SERIOUSLY! Well, they have a princess birthday cupcake that was just perfect for Sarah. She loved it! Sadly all I had was my blackberry phone camera...but better than nothing!! yay for Blackberry's!!
She had so much fun handing out cupcakes to her friends. The friend she asked to help her pass them out is named Katie, she is so cute. Sarah talks about her all the time.

Sarah's teacher told me to check out Sarah's pictures hanging in the hall. One is this pumpkin. What's so cute about it you ask? Well her teacher asked me if I could tell which one was her's...I quickly spotted it. It's the one with the "ponytail" to the side!! LOL Her teacher had to ask her what that was on top of her pumpkin, she pointed to her hair and said, "Ya know, the ponytail". he he, too cute!
That night we had a girls night slumber party!! SUPER FUN!! We ate sugar, had pizza, threw popcorn at each other and watched a movie. We really had fun. The boys went camping and had a blast as well!

Saturday was Sarah's big party that Grandma had planned with her and she did NOT disappoint! It was so beautiful...fit for a princess party decorations and super fun games. Again, I didn't have my camera, but blackberry to the rescue! Overall Sarah had a great 7th birthday. I can't believe she's growing up so fast. I love my princess!

Looking into the family room at Sarah's decorations.
Kayleah made this sweet card for Sarah and had everyone sign it. It was really sweet.


OK, so I was GOING to save this for tomorrow and post a Flashback Friday, but I can't wait! I'm impatient like that *wink* A LONG long time ago in a land far away (OH) my good friend Esther and I set out on a trip to Washington, DC with my parents and some other people. We got up WAY too early for this trip. While we were trying to stay alert and still wishing we were in our beds a song came on the radio that woke us up and had us randomly blurting out the lyrics the WHOLE trip! Years later all we have to say is "Ya Toast!" and we fall into a fit of laughs. *sigh* good times...so here for your listening pleasure is a link to the song! Enjoy!