Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

On Tuesday after school we drove to Weatherford for the night. Lindsey and Mimi came over for dinner and Grammy had this great new car for the kids to drive. Sophie is a very cautious driver. John Curtis is a wild man!

On Wednesday morning we drove to Texarkana and spent the rest of the week with G-Momma, Poppa, and Uncle Erick. Taylor spent most of his time on the floor with the kids playing with his old building toys while watching football.
Sophie got the sew with G-Momma

Mmm...pumpkin pie
We also got to see some good friends. Emma and Ana Kate came over to play for a bit and we got to go out with their parents, Julie and TR.

We had a great Thanksgiving week playing with the dogs, going to movies, shopping, seeing friends and family, and playing on Poppa's playground.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sophie's Thanksgiving Performance

The 1st graders at Sophie's school put on a Reader's Theater and sang a few songs for the parents on Tuesday. Sophie was very nervous about her line and talking into a microphone, but she did great.

Monday, November 22, 2010


John Curtis had his Thanksgiving Feast and performance today. He was a great little Indian!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

She's Grown So Fast!

Last night Taylor was asking me what my favorite Christmas hymns are. He has been planning the Christmas services so he went and got a hymnal to look some up. Sophie started singing different songs she recognized. When she started singing Come Thou Fount it reminded me of a video we have of her singing when she was just 2. So I grabbed my Flip camera to capture my big girl singing. It made me a little sad that she has forgotten a lot of the words to the song her Daddy used to sing her at bedtime.

Here is the video I was thinking of. In the first part she is in the bathtub in Marlin. That was a long time ago. In the second part she is sitting on the potty at our house here. Come Thou Fount is a very small part at the end, but I couldn't resist posting the whole thing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Like Mother Like Daughter?

My first lost tooth
Sophie's first lost tooth

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Weekend of Firsts

When Sophie was 4, Bumpaw bought her first bike for her. Bumpaw loves to bike and had high hopes that she would too. She did great with her training wheels on, but she still never fell in love with biking and much preferred to ride her scooter. Teaching her to ride without her training wheels was a struggle. Bumpaw tried last spring, but she just wasn't ready. When she turned 6 I told her she had to learn to ride her bike this year. I even bribed her a little with the promise of a new bike for Christmas since John Curtis is eager to take over her bike. With the weather getting cooler we decided to try again last weekend...and it was a success. She got over her fear and just went for it. This is a video of her first successful attempt.

Since Grammy, Bumpaw, and DeeDee were coming this weekend we decided not to tell him yet and surprise him on Friday. Sophie practiced every day after school and even rode for 45 minutes at the park on Thursday. Now we have a hard time getting her off. She was so excited to jump on her bike and show off for Bumpaw on Friday. It was a great surprise. New bikes are on the list for all of us this Christmas.

Unfortunately Sophie got the yucky stomach virus Friday night and no one slept much that night. It only lasted 12 hours and we were still able to enjoy our visit even though I didn't take any pictures.

On Saturday afternoon Sophie decided she was finally ready to get her lose tooth out. Her two bottom ones were already coming in behind the baby ones and she finally pulled one of them out.

What a weekend! We are all crossing our fingers that no one else gets the virus and are thankful for an extra hour to catch up on our sleep tonight. Thanks for all your help, Grammy and Bumpaw!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

We began our day with some Ghost Toast

Ready for church

We had a wonderful worship service complete with John Curtis singing and a potluck afterward.

Trunk or Treat