Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Grace Lutheran Christmas Show

On December 5th you had your Preschool Christmas show. For a few weeks you had been working on two songs that you were to sing on the alter at Grace Lutheran Church. I was a little nervous that you weren’t going to go up there. You woke me up that morning saying that you had a horse voice and s stuffy noise so you would not be able to sing today. I assured you that you would be fine. We got you all dressed and beautiful and put you into the car. On the way, your true feelings about singing came out. You admitted that you didn’t want to get up on stage in front of all the people. You were scared. I told you that you would have all your friends up there with you so it wouldn’t be too scary. But I was pretty nervous!!

When we got to the church you saw all your best friends, including your BOYFRIEND Devin. Yes, that’s right, your boyfriend. You are only four and you already have one. Oh no! Well, before the show started you ran around and played with all your friends and had so much fun that you forgot about how scared you were.

When it came time for your class to go up on the alter, you climbed right up there and proudly sang your songs with the hand motions. I was one proud mama.

After the songs, the director told the parents that they could come on up and take pictures. Well, this is when the funniest thing happened. You jumped your place in line and stood in front of all your friends and began posing for the cameras. You modeled all your different poses for Grandpa and my camera.

The "I'm So Cute" pose.

The "I'm a Teenager with a Fitted Dress" pose.

The "Daddy You Better Watch Out For the Boys" pose.

I was laughing so hysterically along with Aunty and Sara. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen and a true example of your funny personality. Thank you for the laughs little lady.

Wow It Has Been A Long Time

Well, I haven’t written on this here blog in quite some time. There have been many changes to your life. You finally became a big sister on September 17th, you are now four years old, and you have had your long locks of hair chopped off.

Let’s start with the first big change in your life: your little brother. This sweet boy came into your world and turned it completely upside down. The “only-childness” you have enjoyed for almost four years was over in an instant. But I have to say you have handled it like a trouper. More than anything you love to snuggle and kiss your brother. You sing him songs when he cries that you make up all on your own. One of my favorite lyrics you have come up with is, “We will never leave you, Nate. We are your family.” You tell him all the time that he is so cute and you whisper to him secrets I will never know. You put your face close to his and ask me, “Mom, would this be a cute picture?” My hope for you and Nate is that you will be best friends forever. So far, you two are headed in the right direction.

On November 23rd you FINALLY turned four. I say finally because many of your friends have turned four before you and you couldn’t wait until you joined them. This year we celebrated at Pump It Up. You jumped and played and had a fabulous time will all your closest friends. And best of all: Mom had to do none of the set up or clean up. It was FABULOUS!

Now about your hair. You have been growing your hair now for quite some time. You would not let me cut it because Becca had VERY LONG hair and you wanted it to be just like her. So we hadn’t cut it in over a year. Well, then Becca came to visit over Thanksgiving vacation. She came with a very short haircut. She had donated her hair to Locks of Love. Once you saw her new hair-do you decided to cut yours. So on December 17th you chopped your hair off. And we ALL just love it. Including you. As you walked out of the hair salon, you exclaimed that, “I look gorgeous!” And you do!!!

You are becoming such a beautiful girl both inside and out. I thank my lucky stars each day that I have such a wonderful, sweet, amazing daughter. I love you with all my heart, Pumpkin Head.