I have many titles including but not limited to momma, wife, friend, daughter, sister, cook, house keeper, Physician Assistant. All of my jobs keep me rather busy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, gardening, bike riding and keeping up with friends and family.
Sydney is our 6 year old "baby girl". She is full of energy and has a huge appetite for life. She loves being outdoors, especially helping her daddy in the yard, loves reading (or should I say being read to), sings constantly, and is a huge fan of arts/crafts and projects. Syd adores her little brother and is so sweet to him. She is always ready to help momma in the kitchen. Sydney is an absolute joy and will always be our "baby girl".
Griffin Sawyer is our 3 year old "little man". He is so content and always has a smile. He is very attached to his momma but loves daddy and big sis. We cannot remember what life was like before Griffin and we are thankful for him.
Bill and I tell Sydney "I'm so proud of you!" when she goes potty on the big girl potty. We have been working on potty training for several weeks now but this is the first week I have sent her to school in big girl underwear. Well she has had two completely dry days!! We really are so proud of her but at the same time sad because this is another milestone that shows how big our baby is. I guess at 2.5 she is not a baby anymore but she will always be my baby girl. When Bill or I go potty and Syd is around she is sure to say "I'm so proud of you" to us, so funny.
Tonight Sydney had her first professional haircut! We went to see a lady named Lisa, who cuts Sydney's best friend Sam's hair. At first Sydney was a little scared and got teary eyed so I had to sit in the chair with her in my lap. After that she was fine and we had a wonderful time. Lisa wrote out a "First Haircut Certificate". Sydney and I went out to dinner and on the way home she said "I wanna go get my haircut again!" From the picture it probably does not look like Sydney got her hair cut because we are growing out her bangs. Lisa styled hair bangs a bit and trimmed the back which I have never cut.
Happy Easter Everyone! Here are a few pictures of our Easter fun. Sydney and I dyed eggs on Friday, she had a blast watching the colors change. She only broke 2 eggs so I think we did a good job. Se loved unpacking her Easter basket this morning and eating a few treats. I was so excited about the special bunny I found for Sydney, can you tell what makes it so special? We went to Easter brunch at the club which was wonderful as always. Usually on special occasions such as Easter and Mother's day they have a gentleman that comes and sings live and plays guitar. He was there today and Sydney kept calling him James Taylor because he sang several James Taylor songs! How many 2.5 year olds do you know that know James Taylor's music. He sang a few special songs for the kids, Itsy Bitsy spider and also Here comes Peter Cottontail. We had a nice morning. Now it is nap time for Syd and work around the house and yard for mommy and daddy. Hope everyone has a blessed Easter.
My book club read a very good book last month, Castaway Kid by R.B. Mitchell. The book is his life story, a story of hope. Our club was fortunate enough to have Mr Mitchell come to our book club as a guest speaker. It was wonderful to sit and talk with him and find out how his book came about. There is a website for Castaway Kid that I have yet to look at, but plan to soon. If you have a chance I recommend you read Castaway kid, you will be touched if not changed.
Spring is finally here! We had beautiful weather this past weekend and we spent a ton of time outside. Sydney got a new tricycle on Friday and so we had fun trying to teach her how to peddle. She prefers to push with her feet but I know she will get the hang of it quick. Bill and I worked in the yard putting down fresh pine needles, weeding flower beds and replacing some bushes that we did not care for in the landscaping. Sydney loved helping me weed the flower bed and enjoyed finding worms!! We went to Whitaker farms a large greenery to pick out new bushes and she enjoyed looking at all the flowers and bushes.
These shoes have definitely walked many miles. Sydney has extra wide feet so we buy all her shoes at Stride Rite, and because they are not cheap we make sure she wears them as long as they fit. Well these shoes still fit okay but I think they are ready to retire. I am a huge fan of hand me downs but these are not worth saving. Sydney is not quite 2.5 years old and her shoe size is a 7.5. The new shoes she has are 8 I believe. I think my mom said I wore a 5 when I went to kindergarten, I guess she gets her big feet from her daddy.