Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The first "big girl" moment had to do with her bed. Even though she's now over three years old, we've left Sarah in the crib. She's small for her age, so she still fits in there perfectly, and she seems to find it comfortable, cozy, and safe. Or at least she did until a few days ago. Suddenly she decided she wanted a "big girl bed." Since the crib is a convertible model, Nelson make the necessary changes to turn it into a toddler bed. Sarah was thrilled...especially when she discovered an advantage she hadn't thought of! Now instead of having her pre-bedtime story on Mommy's and Daddy's bed, she could be read to on her OWN bed! How exciting is that?
Here is Sarah (along with her daddy), enjoying the before-bed book.
Sarah is also good about helping around the house. She helps me dust and wipe the table and sweep the floor. Here she is sweeping. No, this picture isn't staged, even though it looks it. She just happened to look up right when the flash went off!
And the last bit of "big girl" news? Sarah has been wearing "big girl" panties for the past two days! She even asked to use the potty and Meadowview gymnastics yesterday! She did have two accidents yesterday, but both were later in the evening when she was getting tired. Today, she even managed to do "number 2" in the potty! We're so proud of our big girl!
Now, excuse me while I go grab a tissue! ;)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sarah on the balance beam. "Mommy, I'm doing my balancing!"
Rolling down one of the inclined mats...
Bouncing on one of several trampolines...
A running trampoline. Each time she dashed down it, she would proclaim, "I won at the finish line!"
A large foam pit. Sarah was hesitant to try this at first, and she never would actually jump into it or swing on the rope into it. But she liked scooting in and wading through it.
This particular place is really neat. It's owned by Christians, and "To God be the glory" is painted on the wall for all to see. If Sarah ever becomes interested in taking gymnastics classes, this would be the place I'd choose. :)
Anyway, we had a great time, and Sarah really got a lot of energy out; she is now sleeping peacefully in her bed. :)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Curious George on PBS is one of Sarah's favorite shows. And there is an episode where George is saving for a special toy. Not only does he put his allowance in a special piggy bank so that he can save it up, he begins doing extra chores for the man in the yellow hat, so he can earn money faster and buy his toy sooner. Sarah was playing with her pig today, when suddenly an idea occurred to her. "I need to put money in here! I need to get a job to earn money!" So we'll see what wage-earning endeavors we can find for a 3-year-old! ;)
Interesting tidbits (completely off subject): I experimented with plugging various Butterworth names into a search engine. Karen Butterworth yielded gobs of hits, absolutely none of them me. (There is a Karen Butterworth who is an author--that's pretty cool!). Nick Butterworth also gives tons of results, the majority for the famous author who shares that name (do we have a good name for writers, or what?) ;) Tara Butterworth gives plenty of results, but you'll find Tara and Nick's website about halfway down the first page. But plug in Nelson Butterworth, and the first two hits are both for MY Nelson! And in the number 2 slot is this blog! Wow! I guess Nelson Butterworth is not one of your more common names! ;)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
First up, her new sandals...
Next, a new princess shirt. She picked this one out herself, and you can just imagine how much she loves it! :)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
It was kind of funny, though for two reasons. One, it was reminiscent of her mispronunciation of Dick Van Dyke (and, if we're feeling really nostalgic, all the many things she used to mispronounce--like root beer). But I was also amused because, frankly, fried okra doesn't reheat well. It loses the recently-fried crispiness--a very important factor when it comes to fried okra. So fried Velcro isn't really all that far off when we're talking leftovers! :-p
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
She may be the one selling makeup in a few years! :)
Friday, May 9, 2008
Cue music here. (Sure wish I had a music file to add!).
Da da da da da da da da da da...
Yep, it's the Dick Van Dyke Show! I used to watch it with my dad. For Christmas, I got Season 1 on DVD (DVD on DVD!). The past few days, Sarah and I have been having our own little "mini marathon." I started watching a few early in the week when I wasn't feeling well. Sarah enjoyed them, and she has continued to ask for more since then. It took her a few tries to get the pronunciation right! She asked for the "Dickety Dyke Show" a few times at first! But doesn't she have good tastes? She already knows enough to appreciate one of TV's all-time best shows! :)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Here is the picture:
Sarah commented, "That's at Mike and Mumsy's house! And Mumsy is taking care of me!" She paused for a moment, then exclaimed, "How cute can a baby be?"
I think we have a long way to go when it comes to working on that whole modesty thing...
Saturday, May 3, 2008
When we got home, I sat at my computer to check email and such. Sarah picked up a small plastic license plate (it has her name on it) and began swiping it along the side of my keyboard. She said she was paying with a credit card! We live in such a plastic world! Even three-year-olds know how to swipe credit cards!
Oh, and speaking of birthdays, Sarah's prayer today included "Thank you, God, for cake." :)
Friday, May 2, 2008
She continues to like to ask the blessing over meals, now usually saying, "Thank you for all our food and all our drinks!" I guess she figured she had better stop neglecting the gratitude for drinks. :)