Monday, February 28, 2011
It has been so cold around here lately!  I am afraid to see the gas & electric bill....


Sunday, February 27, 2011
Yesterday was the big derby car weigh-in!  Jason and Sydney showed up, ready with their drill just in case they had to shave a couple of ounces off of the car.  First, the car had to fit in a small little box...they dropped Silverlicious in, and she fit perfectly!  Next, she had to be able to clear a certain height on a track...rolled her across, and she was again perfect.  The final test...the weight.  The cars can't weigh any more than 5 ounces.  Jason spent a lot of time measuring everything out so that the weight would be perfect, but since our scale only went to the tenths place, he was worried there was a chance she'd weigh 5.1 ounces without him realizing and not qualify.  If that were the case his plan was to just drill a hole in the bottom real quick to remove a tiny bit of weight.  So, they put her on the scale...drumroll please....5 ounces on the dot!!  Whew!  Silverlicious is ready to go! 

The race is Friday evening.  We're not quite sure what to expect, but I'm sure it will be a blast.  We had to leave Silverlicious with the race team.  Brooke wasn't quite sure about that, she asked a lot of questions about her dear car friend, and where she was going to be sleeping.  Silverlicious will be spending the next 5 nights in this box below...taped up and secure, so that no one changes anything about her.  We'll all be happy to see her on Friday.

Fun stuff

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Jason and Sydney entered the "Pinewood derby" with Girl Scouts, so they've been building this itty bitty car.  It can't weigh over 5 ounces, so Jason has strategically placed the weights in the back of the car to make it as close to 5 ounces as he can, without going over.  Sydney has been busy planning the color and style of the car.  She has decided the car's name is "Silverlicious".  Here's a peek inside Silverlicious, you can see the weights, which will be hidden, and the little gems that Sydney chose for decorating.  More to come as Silverlicious comes to life..

Only child

Saturday, February 19, 2011
She's enjoying being an only child, just for one night.  It's so darn quiet around here, one kid is cake!  I am ready for Sydney to come home.

Father/Daughter Dance

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sydney and Jason went to her school's Father/Daughter dance a couple of weeks ago.  Normally I'd have tons of pictures of them together to show you...but this year, I don't :(.  I have a good reason though -- this year Mamarazzi was the official photographer for the dance!  So, I had to do a super rush get Sydney ready job, and then get to the school two hours early to get everything set up.  Jason swooped in to pick her up, they went out on a double date with the other Sydney G, and then came to the dance.  They had a blast, as always, but Mommy is sad about missing out on taking pictures.  We said we'd dress them back and up and re-enact another day, but that is not likely to happen with everything else we have going on. 

Thankfully I get special privileges to the official dance photo, so at least we have one special memory.  Didn't the photographers do a good job this year? ;)

And, here are some flash backs to their first and second dances (when I had the chance to take photos...sniff, sniff, sniff)


And, a toothless first grade dance :)

She wants to be a pitcher

Sunday, February 13, 2011
And, I think she's gonna be one :).  Sydney and Daddy have been doing a lot of pitching practice, going to all the clinics they can, and doing their own games in the cul-de-sac.  She's getting so awesome.  It's really fun to watch.

And, she did the mis-match on piece of clothing from 3 different teams.  She has her own sense of style!

We did it!

Saturday, February 12, 2011
11 friend and 2 teacher valentines...complete (just in time)!  She successfully delivered them to class on her classroom "Balentimes Day", and came home with gobs and gobs of goodies for herself (in addition to gobs & gobs of extra 3 year old energy).  She had a great day, and was super proud of the comments she got about her wonderful name writing :).

Prepping Valentines

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
There is no preschool next week!  And so, Valentine's Day must be celebrated this Thursday, which means...lots of prepping to do today & tomorrow! 
Brooke has gotten really good at writing her name, so that part is easy...

What takes time, is that in between signing a card or two, she must take a break and count the cards, allocate the Starbursts properly, and line them up...

...over, and over, and over.  Oh well, we got 7 done.  Just 4 more to do tomorrow for the classmates, and 2 for the teachers.  We can do it!

The bonus cookie box

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We're taking bids on the bonus box...submit your offer quickly, it won't last long!

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