My little Lauren. I have seen some huge changes in her this year. Sometimes she just wants to be my little girl and other times she seems like such an old soul. She has a real knack for reading emotions in other people and she is very sensitive to other people who "feel bad". She has a big heart. She is a sports fan (especially soccer) and always asks me "which team we like". She is a great big sister and a prolific artist. Now that she has learned to read and write, she keeps a journal diligently and leaves little love notes for me around the house. She is showing signs of her dad and grandmothers artistic abilities.
She decided that she was a waitress one day (this actually one of the things that she says she wants to be when she grows up. We tell her that if she studies hard, that dream might come true). She brought me a menu that she had written. When I ordered, she wrote down my order and then brought me my food. She drew it all. Mac and Cheese. Molten Lava Cake (from Chili's), chicken strips. The best part is that I could tell what it was that she drew. Even the Diet Coke.
Halloween was a dilemma for this girl. She must have changed her mind 10 times when trying to decide what to be. They were all some kind of fairy. Ballerina Fairy, Butterfly Fairy, Flower Fairy............ we finally decided on Sugar Plum Fairy. It worked because she was a fairy AND a ballerina that wore candy. I made her a tutu out of pink and white tulle (if you want to know how...let me know---so easy!!! No sew). I finally had to give her a date and tell her that there were no more changes after that.
We went to the church Halloween party on Saturday AND the pumpkin patch of blow up slides AND her class party at school AND dinner with Aunt Erin and Uncle Will and Sweetie (grandma) and Grandpa AND trick or treating with her friends. We pretty much celebrated for the whole week. Last year she was several costumes (I guess that is what I get for having an abundant dress up closet). This year she stayed the same thing the whole time.
She brought home an entire bucket of candy. I can't believe how much candy there was in there. I told her she could eat what she wanted whenever she wanted. I can do that with this child because she just isn't that interested in candy. I actually put her candy bucket up high yesterday (to save it from my sugar baby Cubby) and she hasn't noticed yet.
We made Nori into a ballerina too, so she could match Lulu (thanks for the ballet shoes Lisa!!!). I had two cute little girls on Halloween. Nori DID end up being something else on actual Halloween because she spit up all over her skirt. But, you will see that costume when we do her next.