Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Feed Baby

Caroline has watched her teachers put her and all of her friends in their special chairs to eat and then feed each of them for the past several months. It seems that this has made a lasting impression on her. Last night she started putting all of her dolls and stuffed animals in their own special chairs. Then she would walk to each one of them and "feed" them with her little play fork and bowl. It was sooo sweet! She would say "I feed baby." Or "Teddy eat." She was so motherly--so tender and careful. It really makes me feel good about the way they must be so loving with them at her school. Ofcourse, I am thrilled that Friday will be my last day of work and I can be the one to put her in special chair and feed her!

Chooo Chooo

Doesn't D look like a Spain Park High School boy ready to hop in his truck?

Ready to get out and play

This is sissy saying choo choo!

Yes, this is me with NO make up! Time was of the essence...

Daniel and his BEST lion face

So, Caroline is OFFICIALLY OBSESSED with trains. This ofcourse, after I sell all of Daniel's Thomas the Train toys and the train table for a fraction of what we paid for it. I never would have imagined that C would love all things trains as much as she does. We went to the zoo this past weekend and rode the train. She loved it! She also got a kick out of ringing the big bell on the path you take leaving the train. Now she walks around saying "I ride train. I need train ride. Chooo Chooo. Ding Ding." Over and over and over again. This girl is nothing if not persistent about her train ride! Good thing we are members at the zoo. I wish they sold a train membership so I didn't have to buy tokens each time!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

The newest member of our family, Gerbil (see story below!).

Mother's Day pic

Today has been great! Daniel slept in until about 8 and we ended up waking Caroline up at 8:30 to get ready for church. Talk about a fabulous Mother's Day gift to a mommy who LOVES to sleep in! We got dressed and headed to church. Matt's sister Meredith and her family joined Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and us for the service. After church, we headed to the Country Club for their fabulous Mother's Day Brunch. I ate waaayyy too much and even enjoyed myself a nice bloody mary! On the way home from the Club, Matt's dad made a sudden stop on Riverchase Parkway. Apparently, he had spotted what was to be the newest member of our family. See, Daniel and Caroline are both major lovers of animals. Not that I don't like animals, I just don't have time to take care of another living thing!! Anyway, that makes our new baby turtle, adoringly named "Gerbil" by Daniel the perfect pet for us! We have enjoyed watching him crawl around and just be super cute.
Happy Mother's Day to all the super fab moms out there!

Mother's Day Tea and Preschool Graduation

singing their hearts out
WOW! My baby is all grown up--a preschool graduate!

Carefully bringing mommy treats

Mommy and D at the Mother's Day Tea

This past Friday, Daniel's preschool class hosted the sweetest little Mother's Day Tea. He had made me the cutest magnet with his picture in the middle and a precious card with his handprints and a poem. I have to brag on him here--the other kids had signed their name. Daniel had written "I LOVE YOU" and signed his name. LOVE IT! I am a sucker for anything with a handprint! He also served me cookies and juice and sang me two songs with his classmates. They also handed out the preschool graduation certificates at the Tea. I can hardly believe that next week will end his time as a "preschooler." Time has certainly flown! I adore my sweet little man. Thank you Lord for allowing me to be his mommy.