Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How did she get to be 4 already???

That's right! My little girl is now 4. 4! I can't believe it. It seems like yesterday that I was in the hospital holding my little newborn girl and now she is 4. Then again, although it seems like just yesterday I barely remember what my life was like before her. She is (along with her brother, of course) the light of my life. She is turning into quite the little lady. Here are some of her newest accomplishments and likes:
* She is a ballerina. She takes ballet and really likes it.
* She is still nice to her brother A LOT of the time.
* She is a little sneaky and says things like "canIgooutsideandplayinthepoolrightnow? SAY YES" thinking that I will mindlessly say yes even though she has spoken so fast that I have no idea what I would be saying yes to.
*She is jumping and getting both feet off the floor at the same time. Now, I know that for most 4 y/o this is not an accomplishment, but for my big girl it has been a long time coming. Her hemangioma makes it hurt if she bares weight on her leg and if you don't put even weight on your feet while jumping they don't leave the ground at the same time.
*She can cut on a straight and a curved line
*She can write her letters with help (when she is in the mood)
*She can get herself a glass of water
*She can dress herself and pick out her own clothes (we are working on them matching)
*She can play a lot of different games
*She knows the words to a lot of songs
*She loves the shows Super Why, Handy Manny, Olivia and Caillou
*She loves popcorn, hot dogs, carne asada, oranges, corned beef, carrots, lettuce, pizza, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese and yogurt
*She has her whole school career planned out through 2nd grade (she know which teachers she wants)
*She STILL has the BEST memory and will remember things that I don't remember from when she was 2!
*She stills lets me call her a little girl. She says she likes being my little girl.
*She has told me that she is going to live with me for the rest of her life. The other night she told me that she and Sagen were going to be the zookeepers that hand out the biscuit to people who are feeding the giraffes. She told me that I could go there and feed the giraffes, but I WOULD still have to pay.
*She know her letter, her sounds, her numbers and she is starting to recognize some words.
*She has a great attentions span and likes playing games.
*She has a great imagination which is good EXCEPT when she pretends for days on end that she is a cat.
*She has a lot of friends and she is a happy girl.

I am so proud of how big and grown up she is getting. It also makes me a little nostalgic. About a year from now she will be heading off to Kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN!!!!

At least I have a year to get use to that idea. For the time being I will just relish in having a beautiful, smart, wonderful 4 year old who I love more then I thought was humanly possible.
If you are feeling as nostalgic as I am you can check out what she was doing at 2 here and at 3 here.
unfortunately I think I lost her one year old post :(

And here are some pictures through the ages:

20w u/s Just born!
One year
2nd birthday! 3 years old!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ballerina!

Today was Lorelei and my ballet performance. Lorelei did a SUPER job and I am SOOOO SOOOO SOOOOO proud of her. I think I did good too :). Here is video proof of HER job well done. She is the 6th little girl to go across the stage about 3o seconds into the video. At the end you will see her looking into the audience and forgetting to go off stage. Maybe it was just her attempt at a solo :P
I am very proud to have been a part of this production and the Dancing in the Streets family. I LOVE this dance school and the teacher Mr. Rodgers (he is the one playing Puck who helps Lorelei find her way off stage) and his wife Soleste. Lorelei is typically very shy and takes a while to warm up to people. However, I believe she may think the sun rises and sets on Mr. Rodgers. She LOVES him and LOVES going to ballet. It is also GREAT physical therapy for her leg. She can do so much more since she started ballet.
I think she was the cutest little fairy in the show.
If you want to learn more about the school, especially if you are in Tucson and want you kiddos to take ballet, click here
video

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Braid!!

I can FINALLY french braid Lorelei's hair! I am so excited. I am not GREAT at it but I think it looks pretty cute!


Back view.


Side view.


Front view with a cheesy grin :)

Let's slip and slide!

Heather, Elvis and Connor got Lorelei and Sagen a slip and slide for their birthdays'. They LOVE it. They need a little help, but they don't care. They laugh and laugh and laugh!



Action shots of Sagen!



Action shots of Lorelei!


Resting at the end.

The Birthday Party

We had Lorelei and Sagen's birthday party on June 4th. It was a little early, but we had planned on being gone for the summer. It was a great party. The kids had fun with their friends and got a lot of really cool gifts. Sagen is STILL talking about his party and asking everyone "When's YOUR birthday?"


Lorelei's Dora cake made by ME :)


Sagen's Elmo cake, also made by ME :) It is the SAME cake that Lorelei had for her 2nd birthday.


The pinata. We got one of the pull string ones. Something about watching small children beat the crap out of a cute little character disturbs me. SO pull string was the way to go.

Collecting CANDY!!!


I always used to get a little embarrassed during the birthday song too!


Blowing out FOUR candles!!!

Sagen's FAVORITE part of the day! He LOVES the birthday song and blowing out candles!