Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas in Greenville

Things were very different this year.

At first we didn't know what to do or how to act.

So, we did our best.
Christmas Eve Shelby and I baked cookies for Santa.

A little performance while the cookies baked.

(the noise in the bakground is Larry fixing something to eat)

Cookies and milk for Santa

This isn't exactly what I imagined a "White Christmas" to look like.

Santa brought Shelby a new scooter!

Sebastian on the hunt for what Santa brought him.

Shelby was excited to get a school hoodie like "the big kids"

PRE stands for Pelham Road Elementary

It was a very quiet Christmas.

Merry Christmas to All

Until then...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nice to Meet You

You Are Prancer
You are the perfect reindeer, with perfect hooves and perfect flying form.

Why You're Naughty: Because you're Santa's pet, and you won't let anyone show you up.

Why You're Nice: You have the softest fur and the sweetest carrot breath.">Which of Santa's Reindeer Are You?

Friday, December 19, 2008

Party like a 1st Grader

Today was the last day of school for every school aged
child in the southeast.
The amount of time they are out -
2 WEEKS!!!
For all of you out there, be afraid.
For today was also their Christmas parties at school.
And that means SUGAR.
Shelby and her class had a good time.
They played games like putting Rudolph's nose in the right spot.
Shelby got dizzy when she was spun around.
"Santa" came to visit as well.
But Shelby said he was fake.
"That was a pillow under his jacket, that's how I know."

She knows that the REAL Santa is at the North Pole and that he has lots of helpers that look like him because he needs help.

We had an incident a couple weeks ago where one of the children in her class told Shelby that Santa wasn't real.

She came home so upset.

When I asked her what she thought she told me she believes in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, Jesus, and God. Oh, and all other fairies, too.

I melted.

Instead of doing a toy gift exchange, the class did a book exchange instead.

Shelby got a Barbie book.

She was pleased with hers.

Ready for Christmas!!

Until then...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tooth #3!!

Tooth number three has fallen out.

Well, sorta.

It had been very loose for about a week or so and didn't look like it was going to let go.

So we helped it along.

But only on Shelby's terms.

She first wanted to tie a string to Sebastian's tail and have him pull it out for her.

He didn't want any part of that.

She then suggested we thumb tack the string to the wall and she would run and pull it out.

That didn't happen either.

While she had her back turned to me, I snuck up behind her, grabbed the string that was tied to her tooth and pulled it out.

The Tooth Fairy brought her

a High School Musical nitelite

for her room and another gold dollar.

Shelby is still amazed by the whole thing.

Still unsure of the scheme of things and how the Tooth Fairy knows when a tooth is ready to be picked up.

All is well in Greenville.

Until then...

The life of a six year old

This is going to be an update of the past couple of months as Shelby lived them.
In October children begin the quest of the perfect costume.
Shelby was " 'Punzel ".

In November the holiday season is officially underway as we prepare to gorge ourselves of turkey and all the fixings.

Each class in the first grade put together a little re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving.

Shelby was a pilgrim.

The Fulmer family came up for a few days to celebrate Thanksgiving with us.

Shelby's bff Nic and his older brother Justin.

Shortly after Thanksgiving, we began preparing for the Christmas season.

Shelby has her special ornaments that have accumaleted over the past six years.

In tradition , she puts those on the tree.

Every year Larry's company provides the children of their employees a fun day in place of a Christmas party.

This year we went to Gatti Town.

It's an elaborate form of Chuck E. Cheese's.

Playing Skee-ball

Dominating the game of Air Hockey.

She "beat" Mommy, Daddy, and Mr. Brandon!

Always a guaranteed good time on the carousel.