Friday, August 17, 2012

Princess Party and turning Three!!

This year for Cydney's Birthday she decided she wanted to have a Princess Party. She is all about the Princesses these days. Loves to play dress up, wear jewelery, play with her princess dolls and watch "Beauty and the Beast" or "Cinderella".  We found a local company who hires out characters for parties and contacted them to hire a Belle. It was arranged for Belle to come to the house for an hour to play with the kids and entertain them with whatever party games or activities I had planned. The girls wanted to play dress up, dolls and have balloon fights with Belle.  It was a success!  Cydney was so happy to see Belle and to be able to play with her and the other little girls.  The smile on Cydney's face was priceless.  Everyone had a great time and Cydney is still talking about Belle coming to play, and wants to know if she can come back again.

It is hard to believe how fast these past three years have gone. To think that three years ago we were adjusting to parenthood, learning how to juggle the needs of a newborn with our own needs, and being completely in love with our new baby girl!  Now we have two children whom we love with all our hearts and who love each other more than I could imagine. They both light up when they are interacting with one another. Cydney is excited for Nathan to get bigger and able to chase her around. 

Cydney has  been living in a different State or Country for each birthday. We are excited to see what the future holds for her. She has learned both mine and Jared's phone numbers, she can name all shapes, colors, letters and numbers. 

She moved up to the Preschool room at the CDC and is doing very well adjusting to the older and bigger kids. Her room is for ages 3 to 5, I was a little anxious about how she would do with the much bigger kids. Her teachers tell me she is doing great, the bigger girls have taken her in and watch out for her from the big boys.  Many times the older girls want to treat her like she is a "baby" and try to do everything for Cydney, who is quick to tell them she can do it herself. 

When I asked her what she wants to be when she grows up and she said "I want to be a Cinderella".  Her favorite color is yellow, she loves to watch Princess movies, work puzzles, read Curious George books and color or paint pictures. 

Cydney brings so much joy and laughter to our home. She is very quick witted, not afraid to stick up for herself, caring and loving to her brother and always quick to lend a hand to anyone she can.