Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My baby turns 7

Since she could say the word, her favorite color has always been blue.

After 20 minutes of shear panic she finally took the 15' plunge.

She would love to have a furry animal in the house, but, like peanut butter, she's allergic.

WILL EAT... even at 40 mph

Spent days searching for bugs this summer.  What a nerd.

This morning Sheridan woke up and said "Mom, I really feel like I'm 7 now"  I said, 'hold up, not until 11:45 a.m. will you be officially 7.'

I have 2 neighborhood girlfriends, Corrine & Nanete.  2 years ago, Sheridan, in her infinite wisdom, realized that they were not necessarily 'her friends' and so it would be okay to play with them on Sunday.  Each Sunday she'd end up at either house - often both.  She got very comfortable with them and by last Christmas she was asking them what they would be giving her for Christmas.  1 month later when she turned 6 again she asked about her present.  We were horrified and embarrassed when we got word of it and explained to her that it was very inappropriate to ask people for gifts.

It's been months since she's spent time with either Corrine or Nanete.  Yesterday, 'birthday eve', she made her way to both houses armed with a more politically correct statement, 'Did you know that tomorrow is my birthday?"

Saturday, January 24, 2009

As a mother I am...

a really cool one or a terrible one... for removing my daughter from school on 2 different occasions so that she could go snowboarding.

More of us....

I think this is the best picture of Chris & his boys!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I can finally re-live the Christmas Season

Each year we attend 'Brunch with Santa & Mrs. Claus' at the country club.  

Sheridan is getting REALLY good at this stuff which means mom can cut back on micro-managing.

This was taken the day we saw Santa.  By Christmas they'd trade dresses.

She's been hired!  Chris generally pays my niece, Emily, to wrap gifts for him.  The job is now Irelands.  Chris must be on NET 30 because she asn't seen payment yet.

For some odd reason Dec. '08 was an exhausting month for me.  I didn't sleep well and felt overwhelmed almost every day.  By the 25th I had a cold and just wanted to sleep!  Now that it's over I am SO relieved.  My goal for '09 (in addition to eating more fruits & veggies) is to do what it takes to enjoy the month of December.  

wait a minute.... there's my problem.... I failed to eat fruit & veggies in December '08.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy Sushi Year Eve!

This year we had 65 friends for New Years Eve Sushi.  64 indulged while I opted for a "Pizza Bender" from Italian Village.  Unfortunately, my camera didn't leave this table so I have pictures of the 12 wing nuts in the corner.  It was an attempt to keep the other 53 safe.

She doesn't get out much....

Hard to tell but Adam's belt buckle (the one in pink) reads 'Happy New Year - meet me in the elevator' in scrolling lights.  We'll leave the 366th night of '08 at that.