All the kids usually sit together and talk and pretend and fuss during lunch while the adults get to sit on the other end of the table and actually enjoy some adult time.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving is a holiday that we have always shared by having lunch with our family at "Uncle Tim's shop". Many years ago we used to always eat lunch at Rufie's house by spreading out tables in the living room but now we have gotten so big with all the great grandchildren that we have moved down to the shop. Every year it is tradition that we have fried turkey and baked ham and all the fixin's. And after we have all eaten all the kids go and play outside and get to take rides in Uncle Tim's red car! That is something that the kids have loved doing for years is having Uncle Tim pull them on the red car with the golf cart. Here are some pictures from our wonderful thanksgiving lunch with our loving family.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The Raleigh Christmas Parade is something that Sydney and I have shared together since she was 3years old. We go every year, find a great spot along Salisbury street, lug our chairs, blanket, breakfast, coffee, and toys to keep Sydney busy while we wait for the parade start. She always enjoys the parade except that it usually lasts around 2hours so she gets bored before it ends but because of all the people that attend every year we are pretty much stuck until it ends and they open up the streets again. I don't mind because I always love seeing all the pretty floats and decorations. Here are many pictures of some of the great floats and such that were in this years Raleigh Tradition Christmas Parade.
Excitedly waiting for the parade to start....nothing like a little DS game and some Pepsi to keep you occupied while you wait.
I loved the CDH angels because these are special babies that I help take care of at work.
One of the many "junk" items that they walk around enticing kids into wanting....But hey every one's gotta have a YoYo balloon right?
Gimme 5 Muddy!
Snoopy's Christmas Hot Dogs!
We always love when the Christmas Carol actors come thru and Scrooge comes Yelling to everyone Christmas is cancelled so leave....I hope one day we are able to go see this play together.
One of my favorite floats....the McDonald's Christmas Parade
Sydney's all time favorite Christmas character....The Grinch!
It doesn't get much better than that pretty smile!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I love toothless smiles! And we finally lost a tooth the right way! It had been loose for along time and she had wiggled with her tongue until it was hanging by the thread but she was scared for anyone to pull it because it would bleed and bleed and bleed! So Uncle Guy is the official tooth puller and Sydney didn't want him to touch it because she didn't want to bleed but when she finally let him look at it, he was able to convince her to let him touch it and it came right out with minimal blood! And she couldn't believe that it didn't hurt it just "tickled a little bit".
Monday, November 15, 2010
My little Wildcat Cheerleader got her first trophy after cheer season. She worked very hard at cheering this season and wanted to give up many times but I made her press on even if it was 100degrees outside and she was having to run laps and do other exercises. She was absolutely precious at the games and I really loved watching her cheer and make new friends! I loved seeing her do something that I was never able to do as a child and was absolutely awesome at it!
Friday, November 5, 2010
My sweet smart girl is excelling in school as always, we had her first parent/teacher conference and her teacher is amazed with Sydney's vocabulary and the "big" words she uses. And her reading is awesome! She is mastering all areas related with vocabulary, and reading high frequency words. She has no problem reading a story and explaining the meaning of the story. We are continuing to work on our Math and she goes to see "Mr. Eddie" a math remediation teacher every Tuesday morning. She received a math award and continues to receive reading awards....whenever you see Sydney she had a book in her hand and I am so proud that she is my little bookworm! Sydney I could not be more proud of you....She absolutely light up my day with your smile and your wittiness.....you have an answer for every question and are never afraid to ask questions and I do not want you to change! Mrs. Collier let us know that Sydney has no problems in adjusting to the classroom she is extremely social....to the point that it sometimes gets her in trouble! I continue to remind her to make good choices with her friends and make good choices about her behaviour but she has always been a talker and I think she always will be! But in my opinion I don't want her to change! She has never met a stranger and makes everyone she crosses path with feel comfortable at the first word and makes friends so easily with her outgoing behavior! Honey I am so proud of you! I love your little social butterfly self!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sydney is so incredibly smart and I am so very proud of her! She recieved a Math award and two reading awards on the first nine week award ceremony! She absolutely loves to read and has really improved her math and I know that it is only going to get better! The picture above is our wonderful principal Mrs. Eason.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
This year for Halloween Sydney chose to be "Dorothy" from The Wizard of Oz. I think she really only chose the costume because she wanted the basket with "ToTo". I was secretly so glad that she had picked this costume because it was something that I had wanted her to dress as for awhile. We always start our Trick-or-Treating out by going to Aunt Vickie's and then to Rufie's and then to Aunt Pammy's. And then after a few stops at the family houses we ventured off to Zebulon where we were able to park and walk thru the streets and do some really fun trick or treating! This picture above really makes me smile because I cherish all the pictures that I am able to have of Sydney with Rufie. And then we always get halloween pictures with my favorite fella The Ninja!
She is without a doubt the cutest Dorothy that I have ever seen! :)