Lance took the day off of work to go to Reese's Christmas Musical at school. It was so, so, so cute!! The two year old classes sang three songs and then left the stage so the bigger kids could finish the show. We didn't tell Reese that we would be at her school because we weren't quite sure she would understand when we dropped her off and didn't go in with her. It was fun to see her participate with out knowing we were watching. We got to see her in her own element. About half way through the second song you could see her look at Lance and register that it was Daddy in her mind. Here is her reaction...
In the video we recorded you can see the moment she recognizes him. It is so cute!! She gets the biggest grin on her face and starts waving. Then she looks for me and yells, "Hey Mommy!" She talked to me throughout the songs. She would say, "Yook at me, Mommy." "I doing it, Mommy!" It was so sweet.
After the musical was over, her class had a little party. Nothing fancy but it was neat to go in to her classroom and see all of her fun toys, crafts they have made, and all of her friends that she talks about. Her friend, Micah, that she talks about also has curly hair...I wonder if that is the draw??
Here is a quick little video I made before she saw us in the audience.
After school we made a last minute decision to visit Santa at the mall so neither kid was really dressed in Christmas attire. There were NO tears this year but Reese definitely was acting shy. Her new shy thing is to cover her eyes as if you can't see her anymore. So that is what she did to Santa. We couldn't get her to look at the camera and then she asked me to sit with her.
So we made a family affair out of visiting Santa. He is such a beautiful and sweet Santa. I love him! I was very disappointed in the photographer this year though. Notice the picture is not centered at all. When we were looking at the pictures the girl even apologized and said she was took short to really see in the camera.
After visiting Santa, Daddy and Reese went to the play area while I fed Sam. This picture is from Lance's iPhone...I wonder if he taught her to do this?
Once Sam was fed and happy, we had a special treat for Reese. We took her to Build-A-Bear for the first time. I think she was a little overwhelmed with all of the choices. She picked out a pony at first but then Daddy asked her if she would rather have the bunny and she decided to go with the bunny. Not sure why since she is loving horses right now but she did.
She had fun getting to participate in bringing the bunny to life. She pushed the lever to stuff the bunny, kissed the heart that goes in the bunny, and gave the bunny a bath (I think that was her favorite part).
After bathing her, we got to sit at a computer, enter all of our info, and pick out a name for the bunny. Lance and I thought of some names for her and let Reese pick out the name. She chose "Fluffy". We also bought Fluffy an outfit...it is a Tinkerbell outfit with a wand. I didn't get a picture of her dressed but I am pretty sure Reese likes the wand over anything else...including the bunny.
You wouldn't know it to see her bed but Reese is very particular about the animals that sleep in her bed. At night if there is a stray animal or baby in her bed she will throw it out. All of them are at the foot of her bed except for her monkey. So we weren't sure if Fluffy would make the cut or not. But we are happy to say that Fluffy not only made the cut but was sleeping up next to Reese and Monkey.
Sam has been an angel today. He slept most of the day but I think that is because he really didn't sleep a whole lot yesterday. He just went with the flow today without a peep.
We think Reese's stomach is still trying to get settled. She hasn't thrown up again since Sunday but she still isn't eating much. She will occasionally say she doesn't feel good. Today we wanted her to eat something and really didn't care what. We offered to go to Chick-fil-a and she said NO. Now, if you know Reese at all, you know that is crazy!! She did ask for McDonald's later so we got her some but she never at it. I have offered her so many things to eat that she would normally gobble up but she just isn't interested. Hopefully she will get back to her normal self soon and eat! I know it is hard to shake an upset stomach...I feel so bad for her.