Monday, August 29, 2011

Hey, Savy, You're So Fine....

I can't see Savannah in her little cheerleader uniform without getting the song "Hey, Mickey" stuck in my head.

I'm staying up late tonight to post this because I know there's a very anxious Mimi and Papi just dying to see Savy at the game Friday night. I started out just taking pics (because I was holding a squirming Scarlett), then I missed the very beginning of the dance (because I'm slow)....but you get to see most of it.

Here's Savy before we left for school Friday morning. The "Little Vikings" were cheering at the pep rally that afternoon, so all the girls wore their uniforms to school.

I asked her to give me a cheerleader pose. Her idea of a cheerleader pose is very similar to a flamingo...just standing on one foot. How I love that girl!

She asked me to put the red bow (one of the ones Granny Ruth gave her) in her hair.

Jon, Scarlett and I attended the pep rally Friday afternoon. That was WEIRD - I haven't been to a pep rally since 1992! Here are a couple of pep rally pics. In the first one, look for the blur right in front - that's Savannah.

Here's Savy with some of her friends at the game Friday night. When one of the moms asked for a cheerleader pose, Savannah, of course, struck the flamingo pose again.

Cheering at half-time

Here's the dance video...sorry for the late start. Since I didn't know the dance to practice with her, she only had last Saturday to learn it. Even if I had practiced it with her, I doubt she would have done it that way. If you know Savannah, then you know she dances to her own beat! I think she did great, and she was so proud. Her BFF, Maeson, is right beside her with the red and black pom-poms. I was quite impressed with Maeson's performance - she had it DOWN!

Dance Vid

We celebrated after the performance with sno-cones.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cheer Camp

Savy's school had a cheer camp Saturday morning. The elementary girls went to learn and practice cheers with the cheerleaders, and they'll perform at the pep rally Friday and at halftime at the game Friday night. Savy was very she is before she left.

I got a tip from a friend that there was a lady selling retired varsity cheer outfits at the school Saturday morning. I picked one up for Savannah to use later won't be hard at all to alter it to fit her. When Scarlett saw it, she insisted on trying it on IMMEDIATELY.

Look at that smile...she loves it!

We went to watch the girls demonstrate what they'd learned before camp was over. Savy was pretty tired....and definitely much less excited than she had been that morning.

Scarlett was mesmerized and kept wanting to go out to cheer with them.

Savy's still excited about the pep rally and game, but she's really more into playing sports than cheering. I imagine the thrill will wear off before long. Scarlett, however, is going to be the cheerleader type... judging by what we've seen so far.

Pet updates....Meaux is still getting spoiled rotten. He enjoys being pushed around in a doll stroller.

He's still Vita's little shadow. Vita is pretty tolerant, and she seems to like having a playmate again.

Vita warning Meaux not to touch her ball...

Tug of war

Then Savannah joined in

Meaux is always right on Savannah's heels....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Deja Vu

It sure was quiet around the house today. I think this is the first time ever that all four of us have been in four different places...Jon at work, me at home, Savannah at Kindergarten, and Scarlett at preschool. This was Scarlett's first day of preschool, and she did great! I was worried she would cry when I left, but she seemed perfectly content to stay and play.

Here's Scarlett just before we left home...very excited and ready to go.

Here she is walking in...carrying her little backpack and lunchbox. She's getting so big!

Geez, it seems like we were JUST doing this very same thing! This is a pic of Savannah on HER first day of preschool 3 years ago....

Could someone please stop time for me?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

First Day Of School!!!!

It has been a looong day. As much as I'd like to go to bed right now, I know there will be some VERY disappointed people if I don't post about Savannah's first day of Kindergarten.

I didn't have any trouble getting Savy up this morning...she was excited and ready to go. She picked out her first day of school outfit yesterday, so getting dressed was no problem this morning. Like I said before, she already has her own personal style.

That skirt is pure BLING! The shoes are pretty blingy too...she was very sparkly today.

New lunchbox - favorite color (red) with a ballerina on it.

Hello Kitty backpack

Savannah and Scarlett just before we left. The lighting was terrible inside, and their expressions remind me of "American Gothic."

All that's missing is a pitchfork.

Much better outside

We ran into Savannah's friend, Maeson, in the parking lot. They were so disappointed they aren't in the same class (there are 3 Kindergarten classes), but they did get to play together at recess.

Jon and I (and of course, Scarlett) walked her in this morning. We hung around for a few minutes to make sure she was going to be ok. Once she was in the classroom with the other kids, she was fine.

She said she enjoyed her first day of school, but there were only 3 things that bothered her...

1. "It was a long day." Savy's used to preschool being only 5 hours...Kindergarten is 8-2:45.

2. "Nap time wasn't long enough." They don't really intend for them to sleep at nap time, just take a short rest.

3. "There's no afternoon snack time!" If you know Savannah, there's really nothing I need to say about this one.

Other than those 3 things, she had a great day. I wonder how long it'll be before the excitement wears off and I have to start dragging her out of bed every morning...

Friday, August 5, 2011

We Knew It Was Coming

Last night after I put Scarlett to bed, I heard her calling for me. When I went into her room, she showed me her new trick...she can put her leg over the crib rails now. Of course, this means she can climb out of the crib. So this is what we did last night...

We took the side off her crib. She was not at all happy about that, but now that she's shown us she can get over that siderail, we don't want to risk her climbing out and falling in the process. She eventually went to sleep... after many trips by me and Jon to put her BACK in bed.

Luckily, the toddler bed was ready and waiting. I disassembled the crib today and moved it out of the room. I thought she'd be upset (that girl LOVES her crib), but she was fine with it. I moved the toddler bed to where to crib used to be and put the crib mattress on it. She has brand new bedding, but she kept her green blankie.

There's much more room to play in her room now.

Testing it out...

I have to admit I got a little sad when I was taking apart her crib. I'm not sure if it's because she's growing so fast or the fact that it's probably the last time we'll need that crib....I'm sad to see it go. It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was putting it together for her, just before she was born!

Tonight she wanted to be rocked to sleep...that's something she hasn't wanted in a while. So I rocked her to sleep and put her in her "big girl" bed, and so far she's still sleeping. It's going more smoothly than I expected. This toddler bed was the first "real" furniture I ever built. It makes me feel good to know my little girl is sleeping in a bed made especially for her by Mommy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Water Hopscotch, Anyone?

Savannah and Scarlett begged to play water hopscotch today.

Even Meaux played ... he doesn't seem to hate getting wet like Vita does.

Savannah even tried to turn it into a slip 'n slide.

It wasn't long before Meaux joined Vita in the shade. He is Vita's shadow and follows her EVERYWHERE...see how adoringly he's looking up at her?

Vita got a haircut yesterday...actually, she got shaved. She's just been miserable in the heat lately. She looks funny without all that hair, but she's much happier now.

Here's something from my garden...

an organic cucumber for my morning juice. Bunnies (I suspect) ate every bit of my kale and collards, so I've got to figure out a way to protect the next batch.