Saturday, May 2, 2009


We just participated in our first Special Olympics.....we had always gone for a few hours walking around etc....but this year she was old enough to be an athlete! Sydnie participated in the 50m dash where she took the BRONZE! She also participated in the tennis ball throw and earned a SILVER! yay!!!!

Thank you everyone that came out to support an athlete~ Sydnie I am so proud of you! You Rock!

Ive ran this through my head several times over the last few days and finally getting to sit down to type it....

It seems like only yesterday the dr told me to reach down to 'get her' I reached down to get this new little girl I had waited on for so long...I could not believe she was finally here. We tried so hard for another child and this was finally it for our family and Sydnie was so very excited to have a baby sister. I knew we had it all.....Two little girls to keep us so incredibly busy. That was 5 years ago. As the day approached I could not believe you were turning 5. FIVE! Everything changes when you turn 5 you know.....:) It suddenly became the magic number to wipe 'your own poop' like she just told me 5 seconds ago.... "I wiped my own poop mom...cause Im a big girl!" Priceless!
Ok she just stopped by to tell me she did everything! As she counted the things on her fingers...I had to smile at myself...
"I wiped my own poop. I flushed. Washed my hands with soap....wiped (dried Im assuming) and cut the light off....cause thats what big girls do." (Truly this is a big deal....all the lights get left on in this house..I constantly have to turn them off)
Ok back to my story.......there have been so many things she has said or done that makes me many words she uses that makes me wonder where she comes up with this stuff.....She is so very very so very strong willed! I dont know who she gets that all from but they should be beat down LOL You look at her and you see me ....its almost scary at what I will endure in the near future. However I must say she is getting so much better with her 'manners' and she reminds me its good she's learning haha.....
I know that next year will be hard on ol' mom ...even though she is in all day PreK....something about Kindergarten just throws you off.... FIVE! I just cant believe baby girl turned 5!

Saylor I just want you to know how proud I am of you. How happy it makes me to see you smile when you're with your friends ...running and playing at you have found your own way and are truly your own little person! I would never want you to lose your determination (maybe just redirect it at times) because thats what will take you FAR. I love you til the end of the earth....Happy Birthday Tink!