Monday, January 23, 2012

Sarah is Six!

Pin It  Sarah turned six this month and we celebrated by spending a week visiting family and friends in Ohio, and had an art party before coming back home! Since she received plenty of new art supplies for Christmas, I gathered up what we already had at home so that we only had to buy food and paper plates for the party. 

Art table:
 Coloring caddy: markers, paint pens, crayons, felt and foam stickers, construction paper, coloring books
 Paint caddy: watercolors, finger paints, paint bowls, paint brushes, paint smocks, large white paper
Once the table was set up, the kids we able to paint and draw as they wished. One thing I forgot to do was take pictures of the finished masterpieces! Very creative minds were at work!
C.J. made two rainbow cakes with vanilla frosting and Sarah decorated them. :)
I found this birthday interview on a blog, and it's definitely something I want to continue doing with all three kids as they get older. You're supposed to ask the same 20 questions every year on their birthday, add a photo, and make it into a keepsake book. So, for Sarah's 6th birthday, we began this new tradition...

Sarah's 6th Birthday Interview:

What is your favorite color? pink and purple 
What is your favorite toy? Barbie Fashion sketch book
What is your favorite fruit?
What is your favorite tv show?
Wild Kratts (PBS kids)
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
ham and cheese sandwich
What is your favorite outfit?
My whole closet!
What is your favorite game?
Crafting Mama
What is your favorite snack?
peanut butter crackers
What is your favorite animal?
What is your favorite part of school? doing Explode the Code
What is your favorite book?
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite cereal?
Rice Krispies
What is your favorite thing to do outside?
play in the show
What is your favorite holiday?
What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
my pillow pet
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
chicken noodle soup
What do you want to be when you grow up?
a mom and an artist

Dear Sarah,
Six years ago, you came into the world with what appeared to be a smile on your face. Daddy noticed right away, and the nurses joked that you were already wrapped around his finger. We named you Isabelle Hope, but as I kept looking at you, I realized you were not an Isabelle. Daddy agreed. So Sarah you became, and a princess you will always be.
Six years later, you continue to always offer a warm smile to those around you and make friends wherever you go. When you learn something new, you usually try to teach Madelyn whatever you learned, remaining calm and patient the whole time. You are so helpful and creative!
Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure...okay, that is totally from an Aerosmith song, but it's the truth! I love you through your good and bad moments...sometimes those bad moments don't seem so bad an hour, day, or week later. Last week, at dinner, I asked you what the best part of your day was. You responded with, "Seeing you, Mommy!" That made my heart full, especially since we are rarely ever apart. I'm glad you enjoy our time together and don't get sick of seeing me 24/7! You also usually ask me once a day why I look so happy. Well, one reason is because God made me your mother, and you my daughter! What a wonderful blessing it is having you in my life!

Happy 6th Birthday, Sweet Sarah!! I love you! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Snowy Day

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"Mom, why did you dress us like we're going to Antarctica?"- Samuel