Monday, December 27, 2010

Sweet Sisters

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Hannah- 3 years 7 months
Ella- 7 days

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ella's Birthday! December 20, 2010

Today I became a big sister. I was so excited to finally meet Baby Ella. She was born at 6:29am, and she weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is beautiful and perfect.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Big Sister School!

This past weekend, I took a Sibling Preparation Class to prepare for my
new role as a BIG Sister!
Thank you Meghan and Ava for sharing this idea on your blog several months ago.

There is so much to learn!

Participating in the Baby / Big Kid picture sort.

We had lots of books we had to study and read to prepare for our BIG Role!

Should you hold a baby like this?

Practicing putting a diaper on Baby Ella.
Mommy is going to have a great helper!
I can't wait until I am a BIG Sister!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Round Rock Jingle Jam

Last Saturday,
Mommy and I went on a date to the Round Rock Jingle Jam.
It is held each year in downtown Round Rock and sure is Jamm'n!
They start by lighting the Round Rock Water Tower, Christmas Tree, and street lights
so Santa can find his way to us in Round Rock.
Then, the festivities can begin!
Kind, spirited people were freely giving out popcorn, hot chocolate, chestnuts, hot dogs, drinks, a variety of cookies, candy, ice cream and more.
We could make crafts, play games, listen to different performances and even watch puppet shows. They had it all!
I definitely recommend it and plan on going each year.

Waving to Santa as he makes his grand entrance.

Sitting with Mrs. Clause in her bakery while I enjoy a cookie.

Drinking, well letting my hot chocolate cool off.

Snuggling with Maggie Moo right before getting some ice
Thanks Maggie!

Decorating a Gingerbread cookie


I even ran into my best bud, Alexis from my preschool!
It couldn't have been a better night!

Enjoying a Christmas puppet show in the library.

Getting to meet the puppets, and hug them after the show.
Now that is what I call VIP privileges!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa and Me

Santa and Me
I asked Santa if I could have some pink lip gloss for Christmas.
Hope you get all that you want for Christmas too!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Block Tower

The other day, I decided to build a church tower.
It stayed up until Mommy ran into it in the middle of the night.
Thank goodness for pictures!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My First School Christmas Program

This past Thursday, I performed in my very first school Christmas Program.
We sang, "Away in the Manger", "Up on the House Top" and several other Christmas favorites.

Here I am in the middle row to the left of the boy in white.
The 3 year olds all wore Christmas tree hats which we worked hard on to make in class.
Notice, I am the only one who would prefer to wear mine backwards.

When you are singing the part, "Up on the Rooftop," I find it helpful
to look "up at the ceiling."
Everytime I sang this part however, I seemed to fall off my step.

Here I am now standing in the group in front of the risers in the very front row on the far left.
Notice, I don't even want to wear that darn Christmas hat anymore.
Let's take it apart instead.

Better yet, let's eat the hat. ?!?!

I am so out of here!

Actually, besides falling off my step a few times, and well the hat issues,
I really did sing the whole time. Frankly, I think I did a Great Job!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Grinchy Christmas Recital

Tonight, I performed in our Christmas Dance Recital at the Scottish Rite Theater!
We performed tap to the song, "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch."
I have to say, we were GREAT Grinches!!

My Grinch Face!

We were busy little Grinches in the Green Room before our performance!

Crocodile Poses!

Our Grand Finale!

Paisley, Charlotte, Mia and I were having a blast after the show hamming it up
for the camera!

Wow! Those are some Grinch Faces!

Silly Girls!

Now, isn't that the sweetest!
Growing up with great girl friends is the best!
I am so blessed, indeed!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teddy Bear Party

I have to say, I live in the best neighborhood.
Not only do I have the sweetest friends my age to play with, but I also have the nicest grown-ups to call friends too.
One of my neighbors, Toby is a professional piano player.
She plays locally and nationally in symphonies as well as other venues.
Recently, she threw a Teddy Bear Party for all the kids in our cul-de-sac.

We snuggled with our Teddy Bears as we listened to Toby play the most beautiful, classical songs on her of which was titled, "Teddy Bear Picnic," which inspired this party.

Here I am with my princess teddy bear, appropriately named, "Teddy Bear."

We sang lots of songs while Toby played the music and her friend led us in singing.
Here we are singing, but of course, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

We even listened to a book about Teddy Bears before we got to go outside and...

enjoy Teddy Bear Cookies and lemonade.

Thank you Toby for throwing such a wonderful Teddy Bear Party!
It was "beary" creative and super amazing!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Fun 2010

This year, I went to my Great Aunt Millie and Uncle Reuben's house in Victoria for Thanksgiving.
It was great getting to play with all my cousins and eating all the delicious food!
One of my favorite parts of the day was playing outside.
My aunt and uncle have the best backyard.
It is like the Garden of Eden, full of lush plants and trails everywhere.

We loved playing in the fish pond.
Here we are pretending to go fishing with some twigs.

My Aunt Tootie just finished saying, I wonder who will fall in first?
When literally a split second later.....

I provided her the answer.
Yes, I fell in the pond.
And I was not happy about it.
Well, as I was cleaning up, not even 5 minutes later.....

My cousin, Finley decided to join in the fun, and she fell into the pond too.
She was not happy about it either.
So, needless to say, we found other things to do the rest of the day that did not involve
the oh-so-fun pond.

I snuggled with my Mommy. =-))

I picked a few flowers. (with permission, of course.)
Pay no attention to the fact that I have a chainsaw in one hand, and a flower in the other.

And of course, I enjoyed good ole fine dining....Thanksgiving style.

I am so thankful for all the blessings I have in my life.
God, Family, Friends.
That is more than enough.
So days like this are a bonus!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Just Hanging Out! (The above wonderful pictures were taken by my dear friend and photographer, Dana Bone.)

Stealing a Kiss!

Having Fun with Mommy and Daddy

Enjoying the beautiful Austin days!