Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone has a very happy halloween! My girls will (most likely) not be going out tonight but don't worry they have plenty of halloween candy! We went to the zoo earlier this month and our church had a fall festival complete with Trunk or Treat. Going door to door with my kids is just not something I am very comfortable with. It is different these days than they were when I was a young kid. Also, we do not live in a subdivision so I would have to drive to one somewhere. Olivia has only gone out once and that was in 2004. I did go to a friend's neighborhood (no longer friends) then but in 2005 we were in China getting Sophia. My kids are so scared of a lot of the decorations and costumes that it is way easier to stay home. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post -- Sophia's family day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Miss O's first report card....

Miss Olivia got her first report card this week. She did very well. She knows all 80 of the Kindergarten sight words, can count to 100 by 1s and 10s, knows her shapes, can do a pattern and many other things. We have a conference on the 6th and I can't wait to see what the teacher says. I know one thing she is going to say -- she needs to talk less! Olivia is really close to reading. She has read a few small (easy) books. I am so very proud of her!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cute shirts!

My girls are having a photo session with their friends and in trying to find a "photo theme" one family had shirts given to them that we decided to go with they are cute. Well our shirts arrived today and I am so happy with them! All the girls are going to have different bow and thread color for their name. I ordered them from Mollygram on ebay. She is great to work with and very fast!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another great new look......

I have another great look courtesy of my great friend Marla. She loves to experiment and I love to let her! Thanks Marla!! And if this works, she will have taught me how to do the linky thing! Yay!

A new issue.....

There is something going on in my sweet Sophia's head that I wish I knew what it was. She has been waking up in the middle of the night for about a month and a half maybe longer. She would go back to bed but she heard some friends talking about sleeping in their parents room if it stormed and so she wanted to do that. So I agreed that if it rained/stormed she could sleep in my floor. Well she is coming in our room every night and most nights I don't even know she's there. She sleeps on the floor between my side of the bed and the dresser. I tried putting down a blanket so she would have something softer to sleep on but she put it back on the cedar chest it had been on before. What is it about sleeping on the hard floor in my room she likes so much? She has also still clingy at drop-off for school. She hold onto my leg and doesn't want to stay but if I leave the room she is fine. I don't know if it is a separation anxiety she's going through or what. My MIL picked Sophia up at school last Wednesday and when she got home she kind of cried, hugged me hard and said "Mommy, I missed you so much."

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Are you a chatter box?

Olivia is and has always been quite the talker. She started talking at about 15 months old and has not stopped. She has gotten in trouble a few times in school this year for talking. At first I was upset about it but someone said at least she is making herself known. She said I don't think the teachers know who my child is as he is so quiet. Anyway, I saw this shirt that said chatter box on it at Gap and it made me think of Olivia so I bought it for her. She has worn it to school a few times. I saw Olivia's teacher at the school's fall festival and she asked me if Olivia told me what happened one time she wore this shirt. I said no and was quite cautious about what I was going to hear. Well, apparently they had an assembly with an author that lives here and the author saw her shirt. So she asked Olivia if she was a chatter box and guess what Olivia's answer was......It was "No, I'm Chinese." I thought this was so cute! Oh how I love this girl!