Love it!

Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday was the traditional Halloween parade at Brooke's preschool.  They all dress up and walk two big loops around the school while all the parents take a million pictures.  Brooke's teacher taught the class the "parade wave", and Brooke had it down pat.  She practiced at home, and I was surprised she actually did it the ENTIRE parade.  SO cute!

Today was letter "G" day

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Brooke chose to bring in....G-G-guh-guh-


A pretty fairy...

Friday, October 21, 2011

And her not as pretty pumpkin...

Tonight was the Fall Festival at Sydney's school.  She wanted to enter the pumpkin decorating contest, and she wanted a witch.  So, that's what she made (with Daddy's help).  It didn't win first prize, but it got a lot of compliments :). 

Proud of my girl Sydney

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Today is Ellen Browning Scripps' 175th Birthday!  She is the amazing woman that Sydney's school was named after, so today the 3rd graders put on a nice assembly in her honor.  Sydney was selected as one of five kids in her class to come up and speak.  I was impressed with how easy this was for her, and how proud and excited she was.  She even volunteered to go first, which no one else wanted to do.

Here's a snippet from the assembly, when she got to speak...

Serious Goalie

Friday, October 14, 2011
Brooke is playing soccer now...she's on the Orange Tigers!  She loves playing goalie, and takes the job very seriously.  Her hands stay out like this the whole time, and if anyone comes close she gives them a growl look to scare them away.  It's pretty scary!

How Sydney has fun on her playdates

Monday, October 10, 2011
Sydney had a buddy over to play last week, and for fun they decided to "dress up" Brooke and our neighbor Sammy. They started with jeweled stickers on the faces...

And here was the lovely result:

And then the stickers spread into necklaces, bracelets, and anklets...

And the work was complete with the princess dresses!  Thankfully Brooke and Sammy are very patient subjects.  The big girls had SO much fun, Syd's buddy begged her Mom to let her stay longer.

Sydney's class

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I love, love, love Sydney's teacher this year.  She is awesome.  She has a love for art, so the kids are getting to make a bunch of fun projects.  And, she has a blog!  She updates it each week, and so far we've gotten to see two pictures of the entire class.  So cute!  Here they are with their library books...

Love these girls

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
They are such sweet sisters (75% of the time).  Brooke was taking her time doing her business, and her sweet sister offered to read to her.  As I walked upstairs, this is what I saw...and it made me smile :).

My driveway

Monday, October 3, 2011
My driveway is very cute right now.  Brooke set out on a mission to write all of her ABC's.  It took her quite a while, as she had to sing the alphabet after each letter she wrote to figure out what came next.  26 times through the alphabet song, and a lot of determination, and she did a great job!

And she's off!

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sydney was up and out of the house super early this morning.  She went to Girl Scout "Adventure Zone", where they build confidence and team building skills through rock climbing, ropes courses, etc.  She was SO excited.  We had to be at her school for drop off at 7:45 am, so I told her she had to be up super early.  She proved me wrong by getting up 30 minutes before our alarm clock went off, set and ready to go. 

She looked super cute in her pigtails, hat, and of course, it's October 1st, so time for pumpkin earrings! 

I can't wait to pick her up at 1:30 and find out how much fun she had!
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