Monday, November 16, 2009

And then you were 3...

Happy 3rd Birthday Miss Allyson Brooke!

Wow...I can't believe you are 3 already. Last night we all watched the video from when you were born. Looking back, I can't believe that was you--that teeny tiny black haired little baby. Watching it, it made me so proud of you and how much you've grown and the little girl you have become. But also a little sad- because it all goes so fast!

We started celebrating on Saturday with a party at Powersports with all your little friends and some family. Today you went to school and munched on #3 decorated cookies with your school friends. We had cookie cake after school and Chuck E. Cheese for dinner!

I looked back at last year's blog and last year I named 10 of your favorite things at age 2. So I only thought it would be appropriate to list your 10 favorites at age 3:
1. Singing - especially songs on the radio. Thanks to Mommy's addiction to Kidd Kraddick (goes way back to childhood) you are a fan of top 40. Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus are some serious faves:)
2. Dancing - you love to dance--we bought you a CD player for your room so that you can dance your heart out!
3. Dress-up clothes - you love tutus and crowns
4. Snow White- she is your favorite princess. You were Snow White for Halloween this year and are super excited that you got the DVD for your b-day.
5. Aggravating your sister--you have learned what pushes her buttons and you love to push!
6. Pepperoni and Fried rice- you are a PICKY eater with a capital P - but you love random things that we would have never guessed. You will gobble up Pepperonis and fried rice if given the opportunity.
7. Your friends- you love all of your little friends, friends from school, gymnastics, Bible Study, friends from everywhere.
8. Helping me clean- since Molly is in Kindergarten - it's you and me most of the time. You like to swiffer and get your duster out and help mommy do some cleaning.
9. Milk - you are still a big fan of milk. I am so glad-- Molly didn't touch milk much after age 2 - so I am happy that you are still a fan-- even if you favor chocolate:)
10. Sharing the love- you tell Mommy and Daddy and even sometimes Molly that you love us and are always willing to share a sweet hug.

You are a sweet, sweet little girl and we love you very much!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Sultan's Soiree 2009

Well Jr. League Ball has come and gone. I am proud to say that it was a success. Myself, Julie Kennedy and Whitney all chaired the Auction for Ball. It was a hard 8 months of work --but worth it at the end.

This post is dedicated to my friend Whitney (of the Wests on my blog list). She worked tirelessly on Auction with us but was unable to come to ball because she is pregnant with her 2nd baby and due today- the day after ball. We for sure thought Willa would make her appearance early but she hasn't! So poor Whitney had to stay at home during ball. So some of these pics are for her benefit as she didnt get to see The Zone Club transformed into a Mediterranean Wonderland:)

Me and my princesses who were so sad they could not go to Ball! (Yes that's Ally in the red wig!)

Julie and I before the hard work of Ball began:

The Ballroom at The Zone club-- home of our Soiree!

One of our auction tables:

One of the table decorations:

Me and my super handsome date:

Geoff in an intense Auction Spotters meeting with our Auctioneer- David Coleman, who did a fabulous job.

The Sultan and myself:

A close up of Geoff and I--note my bling! David Gardner's lets the Ball Committee pick out jewels for ball- I was sporting 3 beautiful David Yurman pieces (earrings, necklace and bracelet).

My friend Trisha and I moments before I became Cinderella and the David Gardner's girls came and took my jewels away!

Way to go JL ladies! It was a fantastic event!