Monday, March 30, 2009

My big girl

Well, as some of you may know....Emery is registered for Kindergarden!!!  At registration, they gave me a list of things that a child should "know how to do" before going to kindergarden.  (the list consisted of a child knowing their colors, shapes, counting to 10 etc.)  One of the items was tying one's shoes.  Ha!  Now, do I know any pre-kindergardener who can tie their shoes?  NO! (until now)

Emery goes to dance and the dance assistant quickly taught her how to tie her shoes while putting her shoes on at the end of dance.  For the past few days, Emery has tried really hard to get the shoe tying thing down....and she did it!!!  

I can officially say that Emery can tie her shoe without it coming easily un-done.  Yeah for my big girl!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free giveaway

I'm just posting about another Angela's Accessories giveaway!!  We are actually giving one of our flower bows away.  They are totally cute!

So, if you want a chance to win one of these adorable flower bows just go to:  

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Luck of the Irish

One day Emery came home from preschool and told me that she learned that leprechauns are real and that if we don't set up a trap for them they would steal our gold. She was very determined about keeping our gold safe so that a little leprechaun wouldn't steal it.

So....what did Emery come up with??? She and Ethan made a leprechaun trap! They found a mason jar, some ribbon, tape, a penny, some Popsicle sticks....and this is what they came up with. So, yes, I am announcing our 2009 St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun trap. Tadaa. I hope you enjoy the pics.

So once finished, Emery insisted that the trap be placed outside our front door so that we would be safe from leprechauns coming into our house. As you can see, we placed a penny at the bottom of the jar so that the leprechaun would climb the ladder; hop in the jar, grab the penny and then would get stuck and set him free after St. Patrick's Day. To her dismay, when she checked in the morning, no leprechaun was must have been the luck of the irish. She said that the leprachaun wasn't caught because she should have put her "gold medal" she won at preschool in the bottom of the jar instead of the penny because her "gold medal" was real gold.

So...what did we learn from this? Next time put her "gold medal" in the bottom of the jar so that it would be more appealing to the leprechaun instead of a penny. We'll have to remember that for next year!

Happy Birthday Liam!

The other Sunday, we were invited to Liam's family b-day celebration. Kari made an awesome caterpillar "cup"cake, which was not only cute but good! Happy Birthday Liam and we hope that you get a chance to fly your kite!

Disney On Ice

We had the opportunity to go to Disney On Ice!!! My mom got us tickets and the kids loved every minute of it. The night began by picking my mom, Thabo and his friend up at their house and going out to The Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. It was really good. Thank you so much Mom!! The kids quickly enjoyed the massage chair on our way to go see the big show!

Ethan thought it was great and laughed.

Don't I have a beautiful girl!
(oh and if you read the above post: the "gold medal" around her neck is the same one she said we should have used in our leprechaun trap)

Here we are at Disney on Ice! These are the best pics we got. Emery was really happy and excited to be there...but she just didn't want to miss anything by taking a pic. Silly girl!

Preston actually really enjoyed the show! He was clapping and waving to everyone that passed him. I loved seeing his personality shine through. He is so cute!

Here is Capt Hook with his pirate crew. The costumes were amazing! Mom, thanks again for making such great experiences for my children. You are a wonderful grandma!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

How Emery feels about her Daddy

Copy this note, ask your child the questions and write them down exactly how they respond.
Emery at 4 years old.

1. What is something dad always says to you?
"I love you"
2. What makes dad happy? When I kiss him
3. What makes dad sad? When I hit my brother
4. How does your dad make you laugh?  He tickles me.
5. What was your dad like as a child? Mmmm...he was in a family.
6. How old is your dad?'re 17 and daddy's 18.
7. How tall is your dad? Big
8. What is his favorite thing to do? Play with me, sometimes though, because he needs to work.
9. What does your dad do when you're not around? Ummm...I don't know.
10. If your dad becomes famous, what will it be for?Uh, I don't know.
11. What is your dad really good at? Games, like Old Maid.
12. What is your dad not very good at? Umm, he's not very good at speaking spanish.
13. What does your dad do for his job? Uh, he works and he gets more money.
14. What's your dad's favorite food? Oatmeal
15. What makes you proud of your dad? Uh, I don't know.
16. If your dad were a cartoon character, who would he be? He could be Ord, from Dragon Tales.
17. What do you and your dad do together?  Go to dates.
18. How are you and your dad the same?  We both like to sing.
19. How are you and your dad different? We have different hair, because mine is kindof white and his is kindof brownish.
20. How do you know your dad loves you? Cuz he gives me lots of kisses when it is before bedtime
21. Where is your dad's favorite place to go? To the movie theaters.