Sunday, March 2, 2014

February 2014

The snow has kept us from doing a lot this month.  Grace missed a lot of school because of the snow, however Caroline did not.  It was a point of rivalry within our house.  We joked that since Caroline did not miss school she would definitely be in the running for valedictorian.  Between the snow storms Caroline's class celebrated Valentine's Day.  Caroline was pretty proud of her Valentine's Day outfit.  Not only did she have a glitter heart on her dress she had hearts on her leggings as well.

Caroline's current loves are: Sarah and Jerry, baby Hudnut and Ramona and Beezus The Movie.

Monday, January 27, 2014

It's a girl and a boy!

When it came time to plan Caroline's birthday party it was hard to decide on a theme.  She is not really into anything like Dora, My Little Pony or Sophia.  All she really talks about and plays with are babies.  On one of my many sleepless nights I had an "aha momment"  and thought, "What about a baby shower!?"  I knew my mom was getting her baby dolls for Christmas and I just thought naturally we could keep the mothering going.
Meet Sarah and Jerry
We decked the house in pink and blue.  If I were a better mother I would have taken pictures of the decorations but that didn't happen.  We had cupcakes, cookies, cheese, pretzels and lots of fun!

Everyone knew just what to bring Caroline.  She is running her own little daycare over here.  We know have beds, high chairs, blankets, clothes, and accessories galore!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas 2013

I've said it before but I love witnessing Christmas through the eyes of a child.  Every lighted house, Christmas carol sung, gift made, gift given is 10X better to them.

Caroline started the Christmas season with the Angel Band performance at Canterbury.  She was not sure about the crowd of people watching her perform but she kept it together and did her best.

Our Christmas celebrations kicked off with Emmy and Uncle Chris.  Caroline had pure joy stretched across her as she gave out her presents and as she received presents especially her new best friends Jerry and Sara.

Next up was Christmas with the Dickmeyers.  Caroline loves any chance she has to see her cousins and love on Eddie.

Caroline mastered the lines to "Away in a Manger" and if you listen closely you will still hear her singing the lines in her soft sweet voice.    Merry Christmas everyone! 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Feast

Caroline made her first staged vocal debut at the Canterbury Kids Thanksgiving Feast. She is not a fan of performing in front of an audience.  After the performance she wanted to go home or go to her room to play with the blocks.  She did a great job regardless of how she felt about the whole ordeal.  Mrs. McNabb, Mrs. Blackburn and Mrs. Wolfe gave glowing reviews of Caroline in the classroom.  She may be a classroom favorite.  :)

The Beloved "Mrs. Nabb"

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall Fun

To say Caroline loves pre-school would be an understatement.  Big things have been going on in the world of Caroline.  Pre-school was no transition at all.  Caroline has not shed a tear about going to preschool.  Now she has shed many tears about not getting to go to preschool because it is not a preschool day.

Over the last month the Canterbury kids have had many adventures.  First up was the first field trip.  The kids were very excited to ride on a big yellow school bus!
Look at that excited face!  
While at the pumpkin patch each child was able to pick out a pumpkin to bring home.  

Looking for that perfect pumpkin
Rich was able to join Caroline on the field trip.  By the looks of the pictures I'm not sure which one had more fun.  

Gathering 12 two-year old is not an easy job.  
In between adventures we took a family trip to Steele Farms to check out their pumpkin patch.  Caroline and Grace loved the pumpkin patch and activities.  We will for sure visit again.  

Next up we hit up the annual "Haunted Hall of Hoops" at Assembly Hall.  This has become a Dickmeyer family tradition.  Our kids think this is what Halloween is all about.  They have no idea that you can go from house to house and get candy and I'm ok with that.  Caroline was intrigued with the happenings of the ball game.  She even knew when to yell "Go Hoosiers!"  She is a true fan just like her daddy.  

IU basketball is even better with popcorn!  

Last up was the Canterbury Kids Hat parade.  I tell you the Canterbury Early Childhood thinks of everything.  Why in the world would you try to dress up 12 two-year olds when you could just do hats and trick or treat from room to room.  Caroline put on her costume wig and went to town!  
Parading out to the parents.  

I'm cute and I know it!

Bring on Christmas we are ready.  Who needs Thanksgiving?  We are not thankful just one day of year we are thankful all year long!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Singing In the Rain

A few weeks ago while we were cooking dinner we looked outside and it had started to rain.  Spontaneously I said to the girls, "Hey, let's go sing in the rain."  I was greeted by shrills of delight.  We put on our rain boots and headed out.  

Caroline giggled like never before and loved to let the raindrops roll down her head.  

Grace of course needed her umbrella and rain boots to make a fashion statement. 
 Caroline found joy in jumping in any puddle she could find, without shoes, of course.  
I've said it before and I will say it again- "There is never a dull moment when Caroline is around."  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Canterbury Round Two

I can't believe the day has come.  It seems like yesterday that Grace was wearing her "Big Sis" shirt to Canterbury with a picture in hand to show off her new little sister.  Well today  that new little sister packed her things and headed off to that big school because in her words, "Me go to school too!"  Caroline insisted on her own pose for her first day of school picture.

After her pose I was able to get the traditional photo in front of the door.

Caroline was more than excited to head off on her new adventure.  I talked to her on the phone after her first day and I am pretty sure she told me more about school than Grace did in her whole first year of school!  Caroline told me her teachers' names "Ms. Nabb and Ms. Backburn."  She said they played and that her dadddy played too.  Then she ended the conversation with, "Me go back mommy!"  We are looking forward to the Canterbury experience through the eyes of Caroline.