Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today, I'm thankful for...

...my little brown bear, Taryn. She is my second child and she turned 9 today! My husband has always called himself Papa Bear and called me Mama Bear, Hannah is Sissy Bear, Naomi is Baby Bear, Little Marco is Bear Cub and Taryn is Brown Bear. We even have a dog named Oso which means bear in Spanish. LOL Anyway, it's just a little endearment for the Bear Family.
We will be celebrating her birthday with friends and family on Saturday, but I took her out today and just had a blast spending time with her. We went to see HSM 3. This was a big deal for her because Hannah has not even seen it yet. I let her pick where we'd go for lunch and she chose Pick Up Stix which is a Chinese type fast food place. After that, we stopped at See's candies and when they found out she was celebrating a birthday, they loaded her up with free samples and even a "SEE"gar. It was a giant, solid chocolate that looked like a cigar. She gave it to her daddy and they thought it was funny that she had a SEEgar.

9 Things I Love About Taryn:
1. She has a tender heart.
2. She is very funny.
3. She's a great conversationalist.
4. She's loyal.
5. She's competitive.
6. She's a good cook.
7. She's a girlie girl.
8. She likes to dance and sing.
9. She makes the best Senseo coffee ever!

Taryn with her SEEgar... =]

Ready to go sing and ooh and ahh!

Me and my brown bear...I have been crying on and off all day - my eyes felt all crazy. =[


The Ballengers said...

love it. we're taking your idea this year and taking each child out on her b-day (all the b-days come in Dec and Jan!) The girls are all excited. Me too!

Love you.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day! I love "one on one" time with my kids!

Jayne said...

She sounds like a sweetie - glad you had a fun time!

Brynn said...

Oh Sherry, what an incredible post. The day must have meant so much to Taryn, even more than normal knowing what you are going through. What an awesome mom you are!

Vivian said...

What a great post. I love having taking my boys out on dates. They love having one on one time with me.

tapatika said...

i love taryn and she means so much to me too... =) i remember i was trying to sing a song on the phone to hannah and taryn on speaker phone and taryn grabbed the phone and said "you're ruining a good day!" hahahaha i laughed so hard and asked where she heard that... she made it up! she is so funny and so sweet and i am glad you ladies had such a fun time. i wish we lived closer!!!

SavedbyGrace said...

I don't know why but when I read your blog today I just got all choked up and teary eyed. you are such a wonderful mom sherry. I am thankful for you and your family.

Kel said...

Awww, Sherry, she's such a cutie! Happy Birthday (a day late) Taryn!