Thursday, November 14, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Aubrey had her first award ceremony at school. Her school has one every 9 weeks awarding those kids who have perfect attendance, who earn a "huslter" award and who earn the "Excellence Award."
Aubrey was 1 of 2 out of her class to earn the overall Excellence Award for being a great listener, a helper, showing overall excellence, and just a great kid. Yay Aubrey! Her good friend, Caleb, also won it. We loved getting to be there and she loved hearing her daddy yell really loud and cheer for her. :)
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Today you are 4. Here are some things that your dad and I want to remember about you at this stage...
You are full of energy, life, and joy. You do most things with a big grin on your face and a giggle ready to pop out. If you're not joyful you are the extreme opposite- the world is about to end. You have no middle ground. You are either elated or distraught. It's exhausting to keep up with you but so humorous. You are a talker and want your turn. You love to talk and hate to be interrupted. However, you are the world's worst at interrupting others. This one thing alone just might push your mama over the edge to insanity. I am not exaggerating, little one. :) Your tendency to interrupt drives your usually calm mother to irate in record time.You are our little spitfire. You are average height but so tiny and you don't even know it. You will stand up to the biggest, scariest, looking kid on the playground. Especially if it's to protect your big sister. You can sense when things get too serious and you become goofy to lighten the mood. You get this from your dad. :/ You love to have your hair in a ponytail and it drives you crazy when even a small strand gets in your face. Although the other day you decided you'd wear it down for a little while. This is just like you. One moment you can't stand the thought of it being down, the next moment...whatever, you love it in your face. I think I try to get your hair "out of your face" no less than 20 times a day. I've been tempted to cut your hair often. But it's so beautiful. You grin with your whole face, just like your dad. Your smile is so big and happy. We can't help but to smile when you do. You love to tell knock-knock "jokes" and watch our reaction. Your very girly giggle hasn't gone away and I am so thankful. It's cute and so you. Brooklyn, you are a constant source of joy, life, and laughter in our lives. Yes, you wear us out. But we can't imagine life without you in it. It would be a less happy, joyful place. We are proud you are our daughter. We can't wait to see what you will become and how you will serve our Lord. We love you to pieces. May you know it every day of your life. You are loved!
Mom and Dad
Celebrating her day at Chick Fil-A...
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Our baby is 4. Do you realize on her next birthday she'll be 5?! FIVE! Sorry, I had to get that out.
Brooklyn wanted a Tinkerbell and Captain Hook party this year. She felt so special with all her friends around her and this is the first year she actually ate her cake. My favorite part of her special day was watching her run around the backyard in her tinker bell costume sprinkling "pixie dust" on all her friends. She also loved the treasure hunt and finding Tinker's lost things. When I was tucking her in bed that night she heaved a big sigh and said, "What a fun day!" and hugged my neck. Worth every bit of work and stress. :) Happy Birthday, sweet, joyful, Brooklyn!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Aubrey went to Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls for her Kinder field trip. It was exhausting and I wish I'd had more time with her but we had fun with the little time we did have. It's a lot more fun to go on a field trip as a parent instead of a teacher! Aubrey was more excited to ride the bus than to go to the farm. It was absolutely precious watching her interact with her friends, her teacher, and hearing her tell me all about what they were supposed to do and how they were supposed to do it. She's such a rule follower. :) It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed getting to spend some time around a classroom full of 5 year olds. I miss teaching!