Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Graduate!

Sarae graduated from Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten March 15th. She and her classmates sang wonderful songs to the parents and then received their diplomas. Lots of laughter and some tears from some of the parents. Sarae's favorite part was running on the stage after the ceremony was over.

Happy 5th Birthday Sarae!

Sarae said this was the best birthday party yet. Her theme was mermaids and we had it at Dr. Phillips Community Park with 70 or so of our friends. We had a windy, but sunny day and had tons of fun. Pastor Jeff and Adam were great chefs and grilled all of the food. I made two cupcake cakes. There were 41 cream-filled cupcakes making up each of those cakes. RJ, the balloon lady, came and led lots of games; the egg and spoon race, hool-a-hoop contest, bean bag toss, floppy frisbee race, the limbo and toss in the ring. She made flying mice and balloon hats for all of the kids and was the hit of the party.

Happy Gotcha Day!

Hard to believe it's been 4 years since Sarae and I became a family! We celebrated this year, the same way we did last, by going to Magic Kingdom at Disney. We had a beautiful day and had a fantastic time. Sarae got to see her favorite Princess, Ariel along with all of the others. We were excited to meet Rapunzel and Flynn Rider for the first time. Tangled was the first movie Sarae actually went to a movie theater to see!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Well, Sarae is only 4, but it seems she has already been typecasted... She was an angel last year in the church play and this year was an angel both at school and church : ) Top 3 Santa questions from Sarae this year:

1. Why did Santa talk like a girl this year and a boy last year? (Her school must not have been able to find a male)
2. How does Santa get into our house since we do not have a chimney?
3. Where does Santa go potty? Me: Maybe he doesn't drink anything before he gets in the sleigh. Sarae: Mom, he drinks all the milk! Therefore we had to clean her bathroom just in case Santa had to go.

Sarae's favorite parts of this Christmas (besides the toys) was the candlelight service at church (she got to hold her own candle)and spending time with the family. Although she loved all of her gifts, I believe the one she has played with the most is the Tag Reading system. She is a reader just like me! Buddy and Cody's favorite parts of this Christmas were all the leftovers they got to eat and having Sarae and I home more than normal. My favorite parts of Christmas this year were all of the decorations and watching the children put on their plays. Hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas too! See below for more pics!