Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cool bug and Silly Stuff

The girls & I spotted this cool bug, I guess it's a grasshopper. It was huge and so fun to watch. We watched him for quite a while as he crawled up a tree.

Here are some of the funny things the girls have said recently. I'm not so good about writing these things down. So here goes:

*One night it was bedtime and Cameron had run to our room to go to the bathroom. She had already been told several times that it was time for bed. We were all waiting for her in their room, to read a story. Dustin finally went to check on her and when he walked in our room he couldn't help but laugh. We had gotten the Easter eggs out that day to have an egg hunt in the backyard for fun and she had found the eggs. He asked her what she was doing and she said, "I'm putting the little eggs in the big eggs." - bless her heart she is so easily distracted, I do the same thing when I'm cleaning.

*A couple of weeks ago we were out in the backyard and I decided to rake all the leaves in to a big pile to play in. The girls loved it the ran and jumped in them, they threw the leaves in the air, and they laid down in them. Taylor asked me, "Why are we playing in the leaves?" and me being the cocky cool mom said, "Because I'm a fun mommy!" Then Taylor said, "and sometimes your an angry mommy!" Touche' my dear!

*This isn't really silly, I'm just very proud of how smart my girls are. While still 4 years old Taylor told me the other day that she can count backwards from 20 now. Then she counted from 20 to 1 & skipped 13, but fixes it. Then I asked her how she learned that and she said from the wall in my classroom. She is so observant. She also learned to spell one from the wall in her classroom. She truly observes the room to find more things to learn. One day at lunch at school she noticed that the wall in our play area said one. I was shocked she new how to read one and she told me she learned in her room.

*The last funny thing is about the peace sign. While Mimi and Papa were here, Mimi was wearing a shirt with a peace sign on it. The girls noticed it and said it was a birds foot with a circle around it. And I mean come on if you think about it that is exactly what it is. So ironically Mimi had already bought them shirts with a birds foot and circles. Then Taylor wanted the bear at Build-a-bear with a birds foot and a circle around it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday!!!

***Warning-this is long and full of lots of pics!!***
I can't believe it but Cameron and Taylor are 5 years old today. I mean that's one whole hand. They have grown and matured so much. This has been a fun year filled with lots of fits. I keep hoping the fits will lesson, but we still get to experience them. On a good note they have grown like crazy and have long hair again. They are both reading very well. There are several books that they can read independently. Last spring they ended school in the 3 year old class as 4 year olds that could read several sight words and blend most 3 letter words. During summer they learned how to swim all over again. They started swimming summer of 08, but summer of 09 they spent the whole summer in the pool. Since I worked at the water park we were there a lot. Cameron and Taylor have both fallen in love with Peyton. They love her in different ways though. Taylor loves her with an aggressive love. She is always wanting to hug and touch her, (don't tell Taylor, but it drives Peyton crazy.) Cameron on the other hand loves Peyton at random times, which is so Cameron. She will just randomly start running at her making faces and silly noises. Then Peyton laughs and that just feeds Cameron to keep doing it. This fall Cameron and Taylor were both given the oppertunity to do their first extra curricular activites. Cameron picked soccer and Taylor picked dance. They both loved going to their activity and loved showing off to our friends what they could do. The funniest thing to me was that Cameron smiled the entire time she was on the soccer field and Taylor stuck her tongue out the whole time she was performing her dance. This fall they also started pre-k. I teach prek at our school so I get to see them all day. The girls are really doing great. ***bragging time*** My girls are some of the smartest kids in pre-k. They love learning. I have been so impressed by their coloring also. They are both coloring in the lines and it looks so good. They are both adding and counting really well. Taylor has now perfected the skill of counting to 100. She got pretty good a few days before turning 5, so she was still 4 and counting to 100. As I think you can see we are so proud of our girls. They are growing and maturing. It is scary to think that 5 more years can pass as fast as these 5 years have gone. Here are some pics from all of their birthday festivities.

Here's a group pic from their party!

Cam with her cookie cake from school.

Taylor with her cookie cake at school during the feast.

Today we went to eat at The Rainforest Cafe.

Eating right by the fish tank, so cool!! They loved eating here.
It was priceless to see them experience this!!

After eating we headed over to build a bear.

Cameron picked a unicorn and named her Uni and
Taylor picked a blue bear with peace signs on it and named it Cupcake.

*I have a new post with some funny things the girls have said recently.
Hopefully I can post it soon.