Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A special day for Natasha

Natasha has been a huge helper lately. We have been doing a ton of yardwork the past three weekends, and big sister has watched Cassie for us during a lot of it so we could actually get some work done. We decided to treat her to a "special day" with just mom and dad. We got a sitter for Cassie and headed out for a day of surprises.

First we took her to Justice and got her a new outfit that she wore out.

Next we took her to Sweet and Sassy, and salon for kids. She got her finger and toe nails done, complete with nail art and a ring and toe ring.

She then had the chance to choose a fancy "up do". She chose the princess style (of course), and it topped off with glitter spray and a cotton candy scent.

After the day of beauty, we took her to her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, where she even got to have her own fancy drink.

On our way home, she said, "This has been a superb day!".

Friday, May 16, 2008

"How old are you?", "Yellow!"

Cassie turned two on the 15th. She had been getting excited for days because of cards that had been coming for her. She wore the birthday headband all day and loved the attention. When dad came home we took the girls to the Mayan for dinner. Cassie loved the diving show, and stayed in her seat for longer than her usual for restaurants.

We did gifts and cake at home.

Tasha's gift takes the prize though, she gave her a small Thomas the train figure, "Choo choo Thomas!", is what we hear all day now. Thomas comes everywhere with us, and was even chosen over her binki to sleep with tonight (we will see how long that lasts).

Her new trike works great, she feels independent, and mom and dad don't have to kill their backs helping her keep on the sidewalk. All day when we asked her how old she was, she proudly said, "Yellow!".

After such a struggle to get her to this earth, some days I still can't believe that she is really here. Even though it has been two years, she is still my miracle baby!

Friday, May 9, 2008

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Today was "Career Day" at school for Natasha. In preparation for this day, they have been learning about what people do at their jobs, and we have been talking as a family about what people that we know do for a living. Natasha was to choose what she wanted to be, and dress up as that profession today.

She has been saying for the last few weeks that she wants to be a cowgirl when she grows up. We had a perfect outfit chosen, cleaned, laid out and ready to go, but... When Natasha came home from school yesterday, she told me that her teacher had asked the kids to draw a picture of what they were coming dressed as, and that she drew a cheerleader. What?!?! Where did that come from... oh yea, we had a discussion on how cowgirls spent time with horses all day which sounded great to her, but we also let her know that meant cleaning up after the horses too, so I guess that didn't sound as appealing as she had though. Sometime during that discussion, she talked about cheerleaders and said that sounded like a fun "job" because you got to clap all day...

After a lot of drama, and a tear filled confession of trying to get a new outfit out of the deal, Natasha bought herself a cheerleading outfit, and she looked darling in it.

Last week she had a Rodeo Day at school, and was thrilled to be able to dress
in her cowgirl outfit that we already had. She was asked to make a stick horse and decorate it. It really turned out cute, and it was a wonderful day for her!

Cassie didn't want to be left out of the fun.