Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Baby Becomes A Big Girl

The topic of piercing ears comes up every now and again. I always thought when I had a little girl I would get them done for her as a baby, but I just never got around to getting Sydney's done. So we've talked about it from time to time, but she always said, when she was bigger. Then at dinner tonight, she asked what it felt like and I kinda showed her, and she said "I want to get my ears pierced".. I was like really? She said YES... We double checked to make sure and that SHE wanted to.. She said yes and she did. So after dinner, we hit the mall, aka Clarie's, and got her ears pierced. She was very excited, jumped in the chair. I explained what would happen ahead of time and she picked out some cute diamond stars. Very good choice. Then, the girl made the dots and we were good. She got the first gun to pierce and Sydney got a big scared. The first hole was done.. Then the tears came.. It took a minute or two or talking to and then boom.. hole #2 was done.. We did buy a couple of pairs of new earrings, but those won't be used for 6 weeks. Afterwards, Sydney was so happy and excited. The tears has passed and my little girl is growing up...

Sitting in the big chair with a princess bear
Making the Dots on the Ears
Ready for hole #1 A few tears along the way
All Smiles and Looking Grown Up

Monster Truck Show

Well today we did something that we never had, and wasn't sure I was ever really going to do, or ready for. Austin had been asking about Monster Trucks for awhile now and wanted to know when he'd ever get a chance to go and see them. After a couple of months of talking about it, the commercials starting coming and then the tickets went for a discount.. and Jeremy and I said hey what the heck.. Yes the redneck in us both, came out.. I always kinda wondered what the shows would be like, but didn't think I'd ever go. When we got the the door the man offered us ear plugs, I thought it can't be that bad.. Well when we got in, we noticed YES we need those.. Austin loved Gravedigger and choose to cheer him on.. He LOVED every minute of it and just sat in awe watching. Sydney choose the fun, cute Monster Mutt truck.. she cheered for him and he won the big stand off. Sydney was not as into it, but was a trooper and had fun. The motorcycle tricks were seriously crazy and amazing.. I just sat there thinking, please don't crash and ruin your stunt. I don't think I could do a whole motorcycle show, that is crazy stuff.. But it was an experience and fun to do..

Gravedigger and Monster Mutt go head to head
The kids watch in awe:
Crazy Motorcycle Tricks
Gravedigger Goes Down

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cute Conversation with an 8 Yr Old

Wow.. so I've kinda sorta neglected this blog a little bit.. ok aLOT bit.. The holidays came, and got crazy and I just couldn't quite find the time to add to this blog.. so I'm going to try and work on that and see if I can get something posted at least once a week. It seems like January and February I kinda take my own personal hiatus from taking a ton of photos and so I don't post much.. But I need to work on that and get back to letting ya know what's going on..

Yesterday I had the cutest conversation with Austin and it still puts a giggle on my face just thinking about it. He is 8 and reading his chapter book for homework, I was sitting by him and he looked over and asked "What's a king size mattress?"
I said "Well kinda like the size of a bed that me and dad have."(We do have a Cal King, but I didn't think I needed to get into all that)
Austin asks "So is there a queen mattress?"
I said "Yes its the size of the best in the guest bedroom downstairs. It's a bit bigger than your bed."
Austin asks "So that means I have a prince size?"
LOL... I couldn't help but chuckle.. because, well, I guess it would make sense.
So I explained "Well actually it's just called a full size mattress and that is the size you and Sydney both have."
Austin "Oh, ok."

How cute is that?