Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary Uncle Frank and Aunt Mina

On Saturday we were happy to celebrate Wes's Uncle Frank and Aunt Mina's 50th Anniversary. It wasn't the actual day but since they live in Elliot Lake, we were very happy that a lot of the family could get together to celebrate such a wonderful and happy event. The afternoon party was in Newmarket at their son, Dale's house. We were a little worried about Sarah missing her nap and of course she was up early that day and had a very busy and energetic morning. She did manage to have a short power nap in the car which seemed to serve her well. There were a lot of family who were able to attend and everyone had a wonderful time visiting and catching up. You just never get to see family enough so it is so enjoyable when you do get the opportunity.

Sarah was shy and clingy at first but eventually she warmed up. There were two little girls there and Sarah was very curious to play with them. Eventually when she saw them playing on the swings she wanted to join in and then the slide and eventually the teeter-totter - Daddy had to help with the teeter-totter. Sarah also found the play kitchen which she loved - she cleaned dishes and made cookies.
Then it was time for cake - Sarah lost her shyness and joined the kids at the coffee table for the cake cutting. Sarah got part of the blue flower.
We were lucky enough to get pictures with all the Aunts and Uncles. Sarah liked playing with Aunt Mina and Aunt Colleen.
She also likes playing with Uncle Bobby - she told him to go away and hide - which she thought was really funny.We all had a wonderful afternoon and thanks to Dale and his family for hosting the celebration.

Happy 50th Anniversary Uncle Frank and Aunt Mina.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Big Girl Haircut

It is so true what they say - they do grow up so fast. Today Sarah got a big girl haircut - which means she sat on the "board" all by herself. Sarah has usually just sat on Mommy's knee and our hairdresser, Laura, has had to jump around me and Sarah to cut her hair. Well today she was willing to sit up on the chair on her own and have the cape put on. Mommy had her hair done first as it had been a while since we have had our hair done so Sarah was making a little shy. We were very pleased that she was willing to sit up on the chair but I know our little Sarah loves her picture taken so it was a bit of a bribe and a tool to keep her still so Laura could cut her hair. Even so, Sarah was very cooperative and had the full hair cut experience. Laura couldn't get over how she was so shy, wouldn't smile or talk to anyone while Mommy was getting her hair done, but as soon as the camera came out - there she was, flashing her best smile for the camera - that's our girl - she does love the camera.
Sarah wasn't all that crazy about getting her hair water sprayed but she tolerated it in good spirits.
She even let Laura put the clips in her hair.
Pink Kitty, as always, accompanied us for the experience and sat and watched Sarah get her hair cut - she sat on the counter so she didn't get covered in hair.

Now Sarah was climbing all over Mommy while she was getting her hair cut and as it turned out - got some hair inside her shirt. Well, about half way through Sarah's hair cut - she started to get a little itchy and we lost the smiling face, but she did persevere until the end - blow dry and all.
We solved the itchy clothes by doing a little bit of stripping in the shop and we brushed out the inside of her top.

Since Mommy and Sarah were now beautified, Daddy took us out for a nice dinner. Sarah has the restaurant routine down. We met Daddy and Daddy already had a table so Sarah jumped in and started her colouring.
We have absolutely no worries about Sarah's fine motor skills - in fact, that was something we noticed right away about Sarah. Sarah was very pleased with herself and we were very impressed that she was able to stand the sugar packets on end along this little ledge.
You may notice the wardrobe change - it seems we were not successful in getting all the hair out of Sarah's top, luckily Mommy had a change in the bag.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter. This year Sarah seemed to understand more about the Easter Egg hunt. The Easter Bunny visited Sarah on Saturday night and she woke up to a lovely Easter basket on her dresser - somehow the Easter Bunny knew that Sarah liked cars!
Sarah was very excited to get started with the egg hunt and didn't have any problems finding them upstairs and downstairs.
After an early nap it was off to Grandma's for a tasty Easter dinner. Grandma and Auntie Heather always do a beautiful job setting the table and pulling together the dinner. You also can't forget the great job Auntie Janice does with the clean up afterwards - a not fun job but Auntie Janice has a talent for going into the kitchen and tackling the disorganized mess in record time - Racheal did a great job of helping her Mom. Sarah always has a great time playing with her Uncle Greg - he always does his magic with Sarah and she just loves it - this year he added some other little games.
Uncle Kevin and Sarah share a common interest - cars - so it's no wonder that they spent some time playing with Sarah's large collection. Looks like Molly wanted to play as well.
Uncle Kevin also gave Sarah a fun ride.
Rachael also came up with her own version of a ride which Sarah seemed to enjoy as well.

Now the boys, Gavin and Liam who are great friends as well as cousins, enjoyed some quality time playing video games together.

Once again a wonderful holiday spent with family.