"She was an artist and her life was her canvas."-unknown

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie...

One little special spirit had a great birthday weekend!
This weekend we loaded up and head down to Charlotte for a little get away!

A much anticipated game of Magic Quest!

Three Beautiful Magis and there amazing wands!

We had a slam dunk weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Monkey Business

Many new and exciting things have come along with the 2nd grade. One of the most exciting things about the 2nd grade is privelege of being able to play on the Monkey Bars on the playground. Aubrey has played for 2 years on the same equipment. It is not until the 2nd grade that you are allowed on the Monkey Bars.

It seems everyday I get an update on the Monkey Bars. Apparently, are there are some boys that are really awesome. They are nicknamed the “Monkey Kings”. They swing to and fro all the way across the Monkey Bars. One day last week Aubrey’s dear sweet friend Kallie fell from the Monkey Bars. This was big drama on the way home, as Aubrey explained the entire story to me. Kallie fell and hurt her arm. She explained that she was allowed to go to the bathroom with her to help nurse her with cold water on her arm. Then Kallie went to the school nurse, it was not much longer that Kallie’s parents received the phone call. After a long afternoon in the doctor’s office, Kallie was ok. No broken arm, just a sore arm!

One afternoon, I was given the secret…the secret to making it across! Let me share the secret, You rub the mulch in you hands like you are washing them. It helps you make it across! Who would have thunk it! Aubrey soon followed the secret with a complaint, she said that the “Mulch” was giving her blisters! I asked her if she was sure it was the Mulch and not the Monkey Bars and she said “No, mama, that Mulch is giving me blisters”!

Now Sunday afternoon we actually had a little free time. Steven and I sat and watched the Ramona and Beezus Movie with her. In that movie Ramona was doing the Monkey bars and talks about the calluses on her hands from the Monkey Bars. Which brings me to Monday? Aubrey came home with a “BIG BLISTER” from the Monkey Bars!

As for the Monkey Bars, she says she has made it across 3 times. I can remember the days of trying to scoot across myself. It was very intimidating and I wore the same calluses. I would give anything now days to have that be my most exciting adventure of the day. I too remember when a girl in my class broke her arm on the monkey bars. She was a very petite child much like sweet Kallie. However, Jaysa ended up with a cast.

Tonight after the soccer game we ran by the playground for Aubrey to do the Monkey Bars!

Aubrey did great!
Dad took a go at it!

Yeah, it did not work for me!!

That is enough Monkey Business for this week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My dear sweet Aubrey,

I want you to know that I love you with every inch of my life. I am so very proud of you. You are such a sweet child and your father and I are so very bless to have you as our child. I am taking this week to capture you with all your sweet special talents.

On Sunday, we went to your first Girl Scout meeting. This year you are a Brownie! I am so very lucky to be able to share in this activity along side of you. I get to watch you participate with your friends and experience many firsts with you. You are such a brave child and you are always willing to help anyone now matter of the risk.

On Monday, we were off to soccer practice. Your Dad takes his time to lace your shoes. He loves you and he is so very proud of you! The two goals you scored last Friday night were completely amazing.

Dill meets you for breakfast...which happens every day!

On Tuesday, swim was on the agenda. You are such a great swimmer! You glide on your side so beautifully. Keep up the good work! Who knows if you will be world famous swimmer, you are doing such good work! Your dives tickle me, you almost flip right into the water. Again, you are so brave!

Wednesday, we pulled up our tights for Ballet and Acro. You are doing so well. You have been in Acro since you were two! I am so proud of you. In ballet you are my sweet prim a-ballerina! I love to catch you twirling around the house when you think no one is watching.

Thursday you are back in the pool.

I enjoyed our special time coloring for Katie's card!
Friday, you were back on the soccer field, kicking with all your might. I love getting to cheer for you. I get so excited.

I am posting this because you are a special little girl! After watching “The Help” the other week, I am reminded of the words of Aibileen "you is kind. you is smart. you is important." I think that I definitely need to work harder at telling you how wonderful you are.

Thank you for being who you are! I love you! Always remember to share your sweet spirit, and share what you believe in. Whatever you believe it will happen, just wait and see! Always work hard, laugh a lot, and never look back! Always remember, your mother and father love you more than you know!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Getting our move on...

Fall Soccer is in full swing again. Friday night was Aubrey first game of this season. This year she is in the U8 league. There are a few changes, but everyone seem to fall right into place.
Aubrey was able to sneak in 2 goals pass the goalie. You know her Mom was cheering!

Saturday morning we were up and moving again. Mebane on the Move, was Saturday morning. Steven and I both ran the 10k and we joined Aubrey on her 1-mile fun run, she did really well. She came in with a 10:20 mile.

It was fun seeing everyone downtown.
I had the pleasure of trying to keep up with Haley. She was so fast!

After the race, when ran over to Mebane Express for some Java and Gelato!