Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Both Tal and I were off from work today, so we boxed up nearly everything in our attic, kitchen, and shed. We're about 95% packed--with only the daily necessities left in the cupboards, closets and drawers. It really helped that we purged and organized our closets before we put our house on the market two months ago.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
too many for Mommy to keep track of! :-)
I can say the names of my teacher and all of
my friends at school:
Ashley, Maura, Penny, June, Adler,
Bailey, and Dylan.
The other kids in my class can't say
Savannah, so they call me Banna.
Lots of people call me Savannah Banana.
I point to myself when Mommy
or Daddy say, "Who's Savannah?"
ones within the last couple months.
I prefer to sit in my booster seat and eat at the
kitchen table with Mommy and Daddy.
I like to draw on the walls and floors
when Mommy and Daddy aren't looking.
I have rhythm just like Daddy!
My hair is getting lighter and looks more strawberry blonde
than red. However, I still have reddish eyebrows and eyelashes,
so Mommy thinks my reddish hair might stick around!
and say "Whee!"
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Our family with Grandma Rowell
Many family and friends came to celebrate, including my cousins from Chicago, Colorado, and Arizona.
It had been 1.5 years since I'd seen my sister Renee, as well as my brother Michel, Sheree, and Mya. Here's a rare photo of all of us, including my mom and Grandma Rowell:
Savannah also met her Great Grandma Rowell for the first time.
Grandma Rowell is a mom to 5 children, a grandma to 12, and a great grandma to 20. Here's a picture of Grandma Rowell holding her newest great-grandchild Sarah (#20) who was born in June.
Savannah also met some of her second cousins, including Hannah from Arizona and Lilly from Colorado. I enjoyed meeting some of Savannah's second cousins, too, or seeing how they'd grown over the last few years!
In celebration of Grandma's birthday, all of our family contributed to a book with 95 reasons why we love Grandma Rowell. I love Grandma's baking, especially her 8-cup cookies and 7 layer bars. Also, Grandma is a talented seamstress. I treasure the ornaments, quilts, and doilies that she's made for me over the years. Our family is blessed to have Grandma Rowell as the matriarch of our family.
Savannah LOVED racing the car down the track...
...jumping in the bouncy house...
(Savannah's still learning how to jump.)
...and crawling through the cardboard box maze.