Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Goodbye Loyal Friend

We lost our sweet Vita today. It was a complete shock...she was only 8 years old. She seemed just fine when I took her and Meaux out early this morning. I found her around 10 o'clock this morning, lying in her favorite spot by the sunroom door.

Vita was the BEST dog ever! Jon and I got her in 2003, the year before we got married. She was our first baby. She was so smart and good natured. She was so gentle with the girls. She was a good protector...always keeping her eye on the girls when they were outside.

We buried her here at home, next to Kallie. At the little "service" we had for Vita, Savannah said, "Bye, Vita, I hope you're having fun up in Heaven with Kallie." We will all miss her so much.

Baby Vita

My nap buddy

Her first snow

Even the cats loved her.

She was the first one to come meet us when we brought Savannah home from the hospital.

Legends Vita Infinitas
August 21, 2003 - November 16, 2011

We will miss you, my Vitabear.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Savannah!

It just doesn't seem right not being in DisneyWorld right now - we've been there for almost every one of Savannah's birthdays. Now that she's in Kindergarten, we couldn't take Savy to Disney this year. Instead, we had a party here at home.

Savy's been asking to have a sleepover, but I'm not ready for a real sleepover yet. But the theme of the party was a "pretend" sleepover. We moved our furniture out of the way and set up our big beach tent in the living room. We tossed lots of pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags in the tent, and everyone wore their pajamas. I didn't really plan any activities...I figured the girls would entertain themselves.

Everyone seemed to have a great time. I lost count of how many girls were here - there were a LOT! Mimi, Pappi, Nanny and Lee Otis were here too.

Outside for bubbles and silly string.

You know Savannah just had to have a pinata! Birthday girl got the first swing.

It was still intact after everyone had a turn, so Savannah went at it with no blindfold.

I can't believe my baby girl is 6 years old!

Not quite as good as DisneyWorld, but I think we did ok!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Savannah and Scarlett couldn't wait to get into their costumes yesterday. Savannah changed her mind AGAIN and decided she wanted to be a vampire after all. Scarlett was SuperGirl.

Aren't they cute?

Savannah's scary face

Scarlett's saying "To the rescue!"

Word Girl (Avonlea) and Bunny (Violet) joined us.

Scarlett's first "trick or treat" for the night at our neighbor's house.

Abbey and Zoe

We hit every house on our street. Back home, they sat on the patio and checked out their loot. Savannah wasn't ready to quit yet, so I left Scarlett with Jon and took Savannah to a few more houses.

Guess what. Savannah is reading now!