Wednesday, December 22, 2010

o little town of bethlehem

- a play by sophia.

cutest mary i ever did saw

here is the manger scene...
baby jesus is wrapped in swaddling clothes.
the bowl of m&m's is frankincense.
the rock is myrrh
my big ol ring is the gold
the cream blanket is hay
the cheetah stuffie is a monkey (ok she strayed a bit from the story there)

my sweet mary

sophia grace you blew me away when you did this all by yourseslf!
there was no help from us.
your imagination is awesome.
your spririt even brighter.
you followed the star (our ceiling spotlight)

you know this story.
you were all about being mary and taking care of your baby jesus.
you had the blanket out waiting for his arrival so you could wrap him in swaddling clothes.

i had to go get grama and grampa so that they could witness your awesomeness.

we then all played a part in your play.
mommy, daddy and grama were wisemen.
grampa was a shepherd.

you touched us all with your beautiful little play.

a wonderful christmas memory.

something we will never forget.

Friday, December 17, 2010

holly jolly

sophia meet santa....santa meet sophia.

today was a big day for sophia. it was the first time she got to meet santa and have her picture taken with him. she was very excited. she brought her little purse. inside her purse she carried a mini snow white, mini princess belle and a strawberry shortcake doll. she knew that santa would really love them.
it was meticulously thought out on her part. she wanted to wear her gumboots and a cream sweater. have i mentioned she is bossy three and very opinionated? that's ok she has good taste. she also really loves having braids and wants to grow her hair forever just like tangled. i am never allowed to cut it again, not even her bangs. this could be trouble.

yes, i did take pictures of a picture. i don't have a scanner.

a couple days ago we made our traditional pearson gingerbread. best ones around i tell ya!

kung fu sophia was ready to go! was ballerina sophia.

bad hair day for us both. but we had fun!!

she definitely takes after me!

sneaking in kisses

more dough, can't get enough!

clean up time!
have to let the dough chill for a few hours. seems like an eternity for a three year old!

forcing her to look at me while she does "dishes". the teenage years are going to be fun!

the hours have passed and the cookies are ready to go in the oven.
(newly aquired ariel bandaid for a her pretend owie. she would be covered in bandaids if i let her!)

waiting so patiently

*note to self - clean the oven window

our yummy finished product. loaded up with *smarties of course!! the only way to eat them in the pearson household.

*smarties are a canadian chocolate candy. i have heard in the states they have a candy named smarties but it is chewy? these smarties are delish and don't melt or crack in the oven like m&m's would. also they are a little sweeter than m&m's.

come over to my house and you can try them and have an eggnog latte too!

Monday, December 13, 2010

sophia's first preschool christmas concert

last thursday sophia had her first school concert!

what a joy seeing her and all her class buddies walk into the gymnasium with their santa hats on all dressed in their best. it was a large crowd to perform to. there was 4oo or so other parents watching.

me and my little camera (that *ahem* got dropped and broke earlier in the day by a certain three year old) were ready to capture the special moment. the video isn't that clear and quite wobbly. i didn't want to watch her while looking through the camera so i did my best just free holding.

and YES she is chewing gum.....parenting fail!! let me explain. so the concert was at 4:00 and when it came time to get ready she was not in the mood to get dressed or have her hair brushed. the clock was ticking and i succumbed to bribing her with the only thing i can...gum! you see back at halloween i gave her a sucker. a sucker that i didn't realize had gum inside. a little later i noticed she was chewing something. i asked her "is that still the sucker?" she said she didn't know and showed me what was in her mouth. gum! well she couldn't have been prouder or happier that *she* was chewing gum. in the past i always told her that gum is only for big kids and she had to be at least five. anyways she was co cute chomping away on her gum i let her keep it in her mouth with the wise words of...if you take it out of your mouth and get it stuck somewhere she could never have gum again. fear never hurts right? haha. the few times she has had it she has been great with it and has had no problems. so back to my story. i gave her the gum to get ready and i told her we have to throw it away once we were at school. i dropped her off in her class and in all the crazy commotion i totally forgot she still had the gum. i didn't remember until that exact moment on the video where you hear me say it. so funny!! i can't believe she is chewing gum at her first school concert. my little gum chewing chomper girl!

i will leave you with a funny quote sophia said when she first chewed gum " this gum takes forever to chew".

yes it does sophia, yes it does!

how fun is it being three by the way? and how fun is it to be a three year olds momma!!

sophia and grampa talk santa

(tip of the day- adjust the number underneath the video screen, it may say 240p change it to 360p and the video will be much better quality!)