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It's been a while...

Monday, December 31, 2012
Not a lot of picture-taking going on around here, need to change that! Here are a couple of my poor battered up kid, after her first softball clinic. She was very excited about the clinic, and was so into it up until the very end...they had the kids run off to 2nd base...whoops, crash! Such a bad crash that she tumbled sideways, hit her arm, and then her poor cheek :(. She did not want anything to do with softball after that incident. She buried her head in Daddy's shoulder so no one would see her wounded face. So sad. But, she's better now, yay!


Dear Santa...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We went with some friends to Santa's House last night (he has a remote location in Poway).  First the girls wrote their notes to Santa and ship them off to the official North Pole.

Sydney....



Sammy....


And Brooke...


The pics aren't great because it was so dark.  Brooke wrote that whole note herself, she only asked how to spell "scooter"...she is learning so much, so quickly! 

Here are most of the girls with Santa:


And then the three bigger girls with their light swords from Santa...


It was a fun night!

A Holiday Playdate

Thursday, December 13, 2012
We had a fun day yesterday.  Sydney had asked if we could make gingerbread houses.  So, we decided to turn it into a playdate and invite a few friends from her class.  We orginally had scheduled for last Wednesday, but then illness fell upon the Griffin house, so we had to push it back one week.  We were thankful to have a healthy crew yesterday!

Here are the big girls, working hard decorating:




And the little girls too:


The big girls, with their completed projects.  They just may have inhaled a hundred pieces of candy along the way, and shortly after this calm picture my house turned into complete chaos!


The littles with their master pieces...


Close-up of Sydney's house, complete with a full yard of grass...


Finally - Brooke's house...


It was a great playdate, we may have to start this annual tradition!

She's 9...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
And yesterday she lost her 9th tooth!  This is a funny story.  The tooth was very loose the night before, but she did NOT want anyone pulling it out.  So, we let it go.  In the morning I told her I wanted one last picture of her smile before the tooth fell out.  So, she sat and posed for me and gross!  There was food everywhere. So, I sent her upstairs to brush her teeth first, and I immediately heard a scream "My tooth came out!"

So much for the before picture.  Here is her new smile...


And the 9th baby tooth...


We just hope & pray that the new permanent tooth doesn't mess up this so far perfect smile :)


It's beginning to look a lot like...

Friday, November 30, 2012
Christmas!!  Yay!!  Just in time for December to arrive :)


They are thankful...

Sunday, November 25, 2012
I can't save all their artwork, I can't save a small fraction of their artwork, they make TOO MUCH artwork!  But, everything they do is so cute, when I have the energy I take pictures of it to save the memory.  Here are some of their Thanksgiving week creations, done at home on their own doing.

Brooke's turkey:


Sydney's turkey:


Their thankful lists:


And finally, Brooke's school thankful booklet...gotta love Syra being her favorite person, over any of the family ;)







Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

The final day of soccer - Brooke

Sunday, November 18, 2012
Yesterday was our last day of soccer for this year.  I can't believe how fast the season went by!  I figured I better bring my camera to capture just a few more pics, so here is Brooke in action, and her team with their precious trophies.






A Kindergarten Feast

Friday, November 16, 2012
Yum!  Brooke's class went all out with their Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  They had Pilgrim costumes, complete with vests, head pieces, and necklaces.  They also made their own placemats.  They were busy!


  

Miss B read a nice Thanksgiving story to all of the Pilgrims...


They posed for some fun pictures...


And then they got to dig in to the feast!  Yum!

The Wall

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Lots of Sydney action shots to share today!  In the last few weeks she has taken a sudden interest in being goalie for her soccer team, and we've discovered she's very good at it!  She played the first half in our first playoff game today...here she is ready and watching:


Grabbing the ball...


Running back out...


And punting!


She can punt far!



So, she held the other team to zero goals, and she got to play on the field a bit for the second half...




She did great in the field too, but game two, she went back into the goal...she played so well they kept her there the entire game.  Go Syd!  Another goal-less game for the other team :)





So, her team heads to the championships next weekend in first place.  Go Candy Cane Crushers!!
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