Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

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.

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.

Yummy Chicken Pastry, turkey and stuffing!

Nothing like stuffing the face with Pumpkin Pie! This happens to be one of Sydney's favorite desserts!

Peyton is the driver of the cool red mustang! And Hunter and Gavin are ready to shoot anyone that comes near the car!

I love these two silly girls!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Mommy I pulled it all by myself"

We lost more teeth Yay!!!! But this one Sydney wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until she pulled it out by herself when she was in bed and I was at work. She was so excited that she did this one all by herself!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Our Annual trip to the Raleigh Christmas Parade

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!

This is always a favorite of Sydney's to see because of her Daddy's all time favorite love of Star Wars!

Sydney giving the big NC DOT Cone a Hug!

And now Santa has arrived so it is official.....Christmas will soon be here.....Santa Claus is coming to town!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sydney loses another tooth....The Real Way!!!

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".

Look at that beautiful smile!!!

There it is and it earned us 5dollars from the Tooth fairy!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sydney gets her 1st Trophy

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!

The Mini-Mite Bunn Wildcat Cheerleaders....and her coaches Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Jennifer.

The Pee-Wee football players that Sydney cheered for!


Friday, November 5, 2010

An awesome 1st nine weeks!

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 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 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

First Awards Day in the 1st Grade

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.

Sydney going up to take her token for her necklace after she recieved her award from Mrs. Collier her awesome teacher!