Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy

I'm a little behind in my posts so I thought I better start with Daddy's Birthday. Wes's birthday is Christmas Eve. Sarah got up nice and early to give Daddy his present.
Daddy had requested that Sarah make his birthday cake which she was really happy to do - here is Sarah doing the part she does best -mixing.

Then Daddy taught Sarah how to lick the beaters - Sarah seemed to really enjoy this part.

Finally the cake was all iced and ready.

Sarah wanted to help Daddy blow out the candles.

She did a great job.


I think Daddy had a good Birthday - Happy Birthday Daddy

Next post will be Grandma's and Poppie's visit and then Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snow and Water Play

As far as we know - Sarah has not experienced snow before - there was a bit when we got home in March but receintly there has been a significant snow fall and Sarah found it interesting. Since Mommy and Daddy are not cold weather fans - Mommy found a way to introduce Sarah to snow ball throwing in the warmth of our own home. First you open the sliding glass door and scoup some snow up from just outside the door and make it into a snow ball.
Then you pitch it through the sliding glass door into the back yard. Sarah seemed to enjoy the concept as well - I'm guessing Mommy and Daddy at some point are going to have to get all dressed up and do some proper winter play.
The next day it was time for some inside water play which Sarah really, really enjoys. She got her makeshift apron on to try and keep her clothes dry and she had lots of fun washing dishes and play - so much so that she almost forgot to smile for the camera - almost.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Visit and Parade

I'm a little late in making this post as we visited Santa a while back but I now have all the pictures back and time to make the post.
We thought we should explain the whole Santa thing and what was going to happen when we visited Santa - we explained that she would sit on Santa's knee and he would ask her what she wanted for Christmas - Sarah was very quick to decide what she wanted for Christmas - here is a short video of the final practise session before we left to visit Santa.

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Kitty was all cleaned and ready to go as well - we decided to go on a Friday morning thinking that it wouldn't be busy and we got lucky - we went to the 5 Points mall and there was only one other family there. They were really good as they let us go up for a practise visit to see how Sarah would do - she wasn't to keen to sit on his knee but was willing to sit on the arm of the chair beside Santa - Santa said we could try for a picture and he would just lean in - well as soon as the camera was up and ready to go our little model was all smiles. I think they got a good picture.After the Santa visit we went out for breakfast - Sarah really enjoyed herself and was really excited about the candy cane she got.That Saturday was the Whitby Santa Clause Parade - it was cold that day so we all had to bundle up. Grandma and Papa joined us on this cold day. My camera was acting up so I only got a couple of pictures.Sarah seemed to enjoy the parade but wasn't that interested in the marching bands although she liked the music - what she always pointed out was all the cars that were in the parade. Our little Sarah does love her cars.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Tree Decorating

Today we put up our first Christmas Tree as a family. Sarah is always eager to help and help she did. We started by getting out all the decorations and Daddy put the tree together. Here is Sarah with Coco infront of the tree after Daddy finished putting it together.
Then Sarah helped Daddy put the lights on the tree - we are not sure how holding Bear's leash was helpful, but Sarah thought it was.Sarah was very helpful in getting the beads out for the tree trimming, although they seemed to be emptied onto the floor first.
Then Sarah decided that she would try out the beads on herself first. If Sarah tried the beads on - then of course, Pink Kitty had to try the beads on as well.Sarah then was very helpful and excited about hanging the decorations on the tree - Mommy would put the hook on the decoration and Sarah would hang it on the tree. There are quite a few of our decorations on the tree on the bottom few branches with a clump of them in the middle - just the way we like it.A Christmas Tree for Sarah would not be complete without a truck decoration and of course, Sarah has a brand new one this year.

And Sarah found the perfect spot for the special truck decoration and just had to show Daddy.Putting decorations on the tree would not be complete without some dancing and we all know that Sarah loves to dance.

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Here is Sarah beside the area of the tree she decorated - you can see that she is very pleased with the results - so are Mommy and Daddy.

Here is a nice picture of the finished tree with Mommy. Well Mommy is going to add a few more decorations but basically this is the finished tree. And so the Christmas Season Begins.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Aerilyn and Congratulations Gavin

Before I get way behind on my posts again here are a couple of events that Sarah has been up to this month.
Sarah was an invited guest to her first children's birthday party. Wes's cousin Tommy's little girl, Aerilyn turned four and had a princess birthday party. All the guests had to dress as princesses and Sarah was invited. We got her a blue princess dress, which she loved to put on and play in. I was actually worried that the dress wouldn't make the party. Once she had the dress on she usually broke out in a dance number and then ran around the house and climbed all over the couch.
Here is Sarah practice wearing of her princess dress - note the batting of the eyes.
Unfortunately the party was during Sarah's nap time so she was a little tired for her party but still would sit in the circle for the games. The games were a little advanced for Sarah but she still seemed to enjoy being part of the activities.


She even participated in the "pin the heart on the princess crown game" although she didn't want the blindfold on.After the games it was time for a nice snack.

Then it was dancing time - Sarah was a little tired so Pink Kitty did most of the dancing.
At the end of the party there was some time to play with some balloons which Sarah also enjoyed.
Happy Birthday Aerilyn - hope you had a wonderful day.

Now today was a busy day. After going to gym class and doing some shopping, Sarah, Mommy and Daddy went out for lunch. As you can see, Sarah approves of the newly opened Boston Pizza restaurant.
Then it was home for a quick nap - up and running Bear to his vet appointment where he had his yearly check-up and got a clean bill of health. Drop Bear off at home and now it was time to celebrate with Gavin - today he got his braces off and wanted to go out for dinner. Uncle Kevin, Auntie Heather and Gavin invited Sarah and Mommy to join in the celebration - Daddy missed out because he had to work. Thanks for a great meal and night out and Congratulations Gavin - what a Great Looking Smile.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

It's taken a few days to make this post - very tired these days. Here are some pictures from Sarah's first Halloween. Since it was so close to her surgery and we had a small complication a couple of days after we got home that now seems to be clearing up, we didn't want to over do Halloween. Our neighbour who just adores Sarah came over in the morning and spoiled her with a treat bag which was full - Sarah emptied it - selected the small Aero bar - opened it ( didn't know she could do that) ate it and put the wrapper in the garbage while we were enjoying a cup of tea - too cute. Anyway, we took her over for the neighbour to see her in her costume after dinner and Sarah was selecting the colour of suckers she wanted. It didn't take her long to get the routine down.Sarah was not really into carving the pumpkin - Daddy opened it but he doesn't like to scoop so Sarah and Mommy scooped - well Sarah made it look good for the pictures but she didn't scoop - Mommy scooped.
Daddy did the carving and tried a new patter this year.
Sarah was willing to pose by the finished product - it seems that she approved of Daddy's handy work.
So it was off to trick or treating in the car - first stop - Uncle Greg's and Aunt Janice - Greg always has lots of interesting pumpkins - this year they were created by Rachael and Liam.

Then it was off to Grandma and Papa's house were Sarah was spoiled with a lovely basket full of treats.


Then Grandma took Sarah around the a couple of neighbours.


The last stop was Uncle Kevin and Auntie Heather's house. Sarah once again was spoiled with a huge loot bag which included a movie, socks, cars, cars book and of course smarties.


We also had to have a visit with Auntie Heather's neighbour who was all dressed up and had a special treat for Sarah - you guessed it - a large box of Smarties.
A visit at Uncle Kevin and Aunt Heathers is not complete without a visit with Stumpy.


Then it was time to take a tired Sarah home - have a nice bath and bed time.

After a good nights sleep it was up and straight into checking out the Halloween loot.