Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Pretty Princess

 
Isn't she beautiful?!  Calleigh had a GREAT birthday weekend.  She and I went to the American Girl Bistro for a "mommy and me" lunch.  Of course, Ashley went with us and sipped tea from her very own tea cup.  The food was good, the presentation was great, and the smile on her face throughout the lunch was priceless.  Over and over she told me, 
"This is the BEST birthday EVER!"  

Our fun continued when we met up with Michael and Carson for a "staycation" in Anaheim.  The hotel was within walking distance of Disneyland, so we took advantage of the location and walked our way to Downtown Disney for dinner and endless people watching.  Calleigh proudly wore her "It's My Birthday" pin - courtesy of  Disneyland - and made sure everyone knew she was celebrating.  Today we spent the day at Disneyland and California Adventure enjoying the picture perfect weather and minimal crowds.  Calleigh proudly wore her birthday pin again (even though it technically was not her birthday), and she thanked the many Disney cast members who wished her birthday blessings.  She loved the attention!  As we drove off into the distance via the Disney tram, Calleigh cried crocodile tears and said she did not want the day to end.  Much like her mommy, she loves the party and would prefer for the fun to last and last.  
It's been a fun birthday weekend and one I am sure she will remember for years to come.
Happy Birthday, Princess!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess!

We kicked off Calleigh's birthday weekend at the house with the Cunningham family and Granny & Pop.  Today we are off to the American Girl Bistro for lunch and then to Disneyland.  I will post more pictures and stories later.  Until then, happy 6th birthday!

Monday, June 8, 2009

You Spin Me Right Round. . .

Lessons from Calleigh


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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Oceanography 101

Calleigh's kindergarten class had an Oceanography unit this spring.  During the unit, all of the kids were assigned an ocean animal for which to make a model and write a report.  (side note - apparently California schools believe in projects. . .LOTS of projects. . .that are all very detailed and time consuming)  Calleigh's assignment was to create a sea turtle model and write a research report about the sea turtle using facts she learned through books checked out from our library.  

Celeste helped us come up with a way to make the sea turtle out of a paper plate, paper bowl, and little paint.  Thank you Celeste!  Your pre-K teacher skills come in handy for these projects.  We emptied our beach bucket and came up with enough "real sand" to glue to the bottom of the box.  Calleigh cut wave after blue wave out of my scrapbook paper without any complaint.  It was her idea to make seaweed and glue it to the sides for a more realistic look.

The actual writing of her report took some time.  She was instructed to sound out the words herself and write them without any help.  I think she did an awesome job!
She worked so hard on this project and was so proud of her end product, that I thought I would share her work with you all.  The final result. . . .Calleigh's Sea Turtle!!
  

Friday, June 5, 2009

Talking To God


From the mouth of Calleigh as I tucked her into bed. . .

Dear G0d,
Thank you for today and tonight.  And thank you for my great great great mommy.  And thank you for my great great great daddy.  And thank you for my great great great brother.  And thank you for a great great great great great great me.
Amen

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Here's To 14 Years, Babe

Fourteen years ago I married the man of my dreams.
And every year since, I find that my love for him multiplies beyond imagination.
Here's to fourteen great years, babe!