Monday, October 20, 2008

Sally Rose is 2!!

Sally Rose is two years old!!!

This is late. I'm sorry. Things have been, well, different around here.

Two years and one week ago, our darling Sally Rose was born. We got to celebrate with family, which was awesome and uncommon, so very special. My mom was in town to help with the new baby and Wendy, Jesse and Coleman were able to come up for the weekend, which worked out beautifully. On Saturday, we threw together a last minute party for sweet Sally. We went to the park and had dinner, cake and ice cream, played, and opened presents (most of which were provided by grandma extrordinaire). It was a great time. On her actual birthday, we had lunch in the park with grandma and Daddy. Sally liked that as well. She had lots of "happy cake" and kept saying "Happy Mommy" or Happy other people- making sure we were all having as good a time as she was.
The following is a slideshow/video of her special party. The cool bike was a present from grandma and grandpa. It is awesome and she loves it! We got her a sandbox, which will be shortly assembled. It will be cool I hope.
Here are a few Sally pics taken over the last week. I'll give you just a few Sally facts.
Sally knows all her letters. She's starting to learn the sounds each makes, but just barely. she can identify all of them. She loves lining things up- cars, animals- you name it. She also loves stacking boxes. I'm hoping this is a sign of organization skills she did not get from me.
She is really taking to her new role as big sister. She LOVES Alice and always wants to hold and kiss her. We do need to work on the gentle factor a bit still, but she is doing amazingly well!
Sally is a very affectionate girl. She loves to give kisses and hugs to all our family. She can also count to ten. Her mouth is slowly filling up with teeth, it's so strange for me to see other kids her age with all their teeth. Then I realize that is normal. Sally's favorite songs right now include "Lay Down Sally" (to which she will always lay down- she also sings this to toys- lay down octopus, or lay down duckie), Castle on a Cloud, I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee, and Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam. It is SO great to see her grow up. I love playing with ehr and actually have conversations. I would write more and more about how great she is, but I am needing sleep in a major way. Just know that she is the coolest little girl. I love her.
I couldn't resist putting up a few pictures of our sweet little Alice. She is doing great! I'll be giving more info on her soon.


Julie said...

Happy Birthday Sally! And congratulations on baby Alice! She is beautiful. I can't wait to meet her :)

Marilyn said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Sally - Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Alice is gorgeous!!

Amy said...

Everything was so cute! I loved the slide show and video. I can't believe Sally knows all the letters - she's a little smarty pants!

Jules said...

So dang cute! Call me if you need anything.

Carol said...

Emily, Alice is so beautiful! What a cute little family you have. We are so lucky to be able to share these moments with you via internet. Thanks for taking the time to keep all of us up to date on the goings-on in your life. We love you all!

Becky said...

I loved being there! Sally is amazing, and I miss cuddling with little Alice. She's beautiful, just like her mommy.

becca said...

Happy Birthday Sally! I meant to write that to her on her actual birthday because I was thinking about her that day. She is such a beautiful little girl! Alice is too! I can't wait to meet her!