Thursday, November 27, 2014


Celia is in first grade.  We still get emails from her pre-k teacher on holidays.  She is amazing.

Dear Sonbeam Alumni and Families- HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Among my many blessings, YOU are right on top! My prayer is that you will have a wonderful day filled with God's sweet blessings and a fantastic time with your family and friends. I miss you all and I count it a privilege to have you as part of my family. It was amazing to have so many of you at the Thanksgiving program yesterday! We need to have a reunion! My love is with each and every one of you. Stay in touch and have a tremendous holiday. Give your parents and great big hug and tell them how much you love them! You are in my prayers, Miss Shelley

Have a Wobderful Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's 3 star dress day!!

Celia's school has different dress code days.  The biggest day of the year is Grandparents Day which they celebrate the day before Thanksgiving.  This year the weather has really put a damper on some grandparents coming but I love the uniform!!!  Please note this is the only circumstance in which I can get her to tuck in a shirt and wear something close to her belly button.

Monday, November 24, 2014

And Heres To Four

Happy 4th Birthday to my baby girl!  Audrey has very mixed feelings about turning 4.  She wants to stay little forever and ever she says so there is some fear with turning 4.  Audrey somewhat thinks that tomorrow she will awake and be big.  Not going to happen but understandable for a 4 year old's thinking!

So this is a picture heavy post and later I will update on her happenings.

 Fluffy is your buddy.  She travels the house with you and if you were allowed, she would play outside too.  Fluffy does not however look like that picture.  She has a grayish tint and is anything but fluffy.

 She is a fish and she loves swim lessons.
As a birthday treat I signed her up for a few sessions with her favorite swim teacher.
She has been asking and asking me to email Miss. Sharon for a lesson.

 When she found out we were moving she said "Don't the house have a beach and a pool?"
We had to break the news that our new house was not a beach house.

 School Photo

Crazy dancing with her sister

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Sunday, November 16, 2014

All about the bass

We are fans of the song All about the Bass, especially Audrey.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Girls are so dainty

I have no idea how it would be to have two silly or crazy boys who like to wrestle each other or tackle each other.  Oh wait…. perhaps I do!!!

They slowed down for the pictures.  Usually someone ends up on the floor, a head gets bumped, someone ends up crying, etc.  But 4 out of the 5 days Celia has school this happens with in 20 minutes of her arrival home.  I guess it is there way of saying they missed each other.  I don't know a simple hug should do, but this is how they express their affection I suppose.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Better halloween pictures

 This is in front of our new front door and on our amazing front porch.  Why the tooth fairy?  On 10/24, Celia had 3 baby teeth pulled.  She has wanted to lose teeth for forever.  This summer she came to me and showed off a brand new adult tooth that was coming up behind her baby teeth.  She was excited.  I was busy dialing up the dentist.  So the dentist took a look and decided to wait and see.  He gave labor day as the deadline.
 Labor day came and those baby teeth were as solid as a rock.  So off to the dentist we went again and to my surprise, the dentist showed me the second adult tooth… So off to the oral surgeon we went.  General anesthesia, 3 teeth out, brave little girl, and she was set for halloween candy.  She is just late with teeth like her Mom.  At age 7, those 6 year molars are just now popping in.
 Audrey was ballet kitty, it is her favorite book.  Audrey loves our new house.  She is mad when I have to go back to the townhouse to get a few items or check on the house.  She always makes sure that we are not going to STAY at the house.  I never imagined that she would have such an easy transition to the new house.  Even putting her to bed continues to get slightly better (I mean like a finger nail sliver easier)
 Cecelia is doing awesome in school, in fact we have been told that school is very easy for her.  She tested in the mid to high 3rd grade reading level.  So we will be exploring how to make things a challenge for her.  She is not really a fan of challenges though!  She also moved up a level in swimming.  So did Audrey.  We also had a good report at Audrey's conference.  She is friendly, polite, follows all directions, and is a great friend at school.  She is advanced in her fine motor skills, she is quite the pro with scissors.
 Cecelia loves our new house but she does miss the town house a bit.  So does her Mom.  A big house is a lot more complicated then a small 3 bedroom townhouse.  But this house is very nice.
 The girls love their swing set, I made sure that was included with the house.
 There is even a tree swing.  Cecelia especially loves it.
As for the inside of the house, things are coming along.  I like that the house is so open.  I am standing taking this picture from the living room and you can see straight through to the glass doors to the office.  I love my table.  It is a butcher block table we have had for 9 years.  A formal table for our family does not make sense or fit us in in this stage of life.   But this table just has a lot of memories and has been very forgiving to all of the spills and stains.  It sands down easily!  The girls love to sit at our bar and Pete and I enjoy eating dinner at the table with the girls at the bar!

Unpacking is going.  Decorating is a long way off at this point but I am seeing the end to unpacking.