Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I don't mean to complain, I feel very blessed to be carrying this little girl and I don't take it for granted. However, it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud right now.
Avery managed to accomplish that task last night and I knew if I didn't write it down here I would probably forget it. I was taking Avery to dance class last night and as we were driving there she started asking me about her school make-up day this Friday.
Since the kids missed a week of elementary school and preschool during our snow event a while back, we now have three days to make-up and the first of those three is this Friday. Generally, preschools do not have make-up days but I guess because they lost a week of school they decided to add days to the schedule.
Avery does not normally have preschool on Fridays so this Friday is her first make-up day. I have been explaining this to her this week since it is out of the ordinary.
Avery's question as we drove to dance class: "Mommy, what kind of make-up do I get to wear on Friday?"
Me: "What are you talking about Avery?"
"Do I get to wear your make-up or do I get my own make-up?"
I finally made the connection (pregnancy brain) and started laughing. I then, of course, had to try to explain what "make-up" meant in this scenario.
She was a little disappointed that she didn't actually get to wear make-up but handled it very maturely!
On Saturday, she chose to go have her nails done so Avery, Emma and I ventured over to Snip-its, a new children's hair salon and spa.
Overall, I think she had a good birthday. Thank you to everyone that sent a gift and called to wish her a happy birthday!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
So tonight will be Emma's first visit from the Tooth Fairy. Needless to say, she is very excited!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I know many people send the file out for printing at their local Costco or Walgreens but I just printed it out on card stock at home and I thought it turned out perfectly. Now I just need to find a new frame to fit it and the perfect spot to display it in our home.
I love decorating for all holidays, so you can't beat this freebie! Take a look at their site if you aren't familiar with it already, I guarantee you will find some neat ideas you can do yourself.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Last weekend was another busy one. Saturday was Emma's Dance Showcase held at a local elementary school. This was the dance company's first chance to practice their competition dances in front of an audience. It was an all day event that concluded at 5:00 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner.
The picture above is a group picture of the entire Stepping Out dance company. Emma is in the front row, the fourth from the left.
I told Michael to brace himself for the girls' costumes since they are a little small! The Pre-Tater tap group is dancing to "Splish, Splash (I was taking a bath)" so they have the blue costume underneath and come out on stage wearing the towels over the top.
And here is the entire Pre-Tater tap group as they were getting ready to go out on stage. The girls did such a great job! They don't compete until May so I'm sure their number will look very sharp after a few more months of continued practice.
After the showcase, Emma, Michael and I enjoyed dining on the spaghetti together. It was rather nice having alone time with one child - very rare around here!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Everyone bundled up with mix and match winter clothing pieces and went outside to play for a little bit. The girls didn't last too long - they just don't have the same jackets, winter boots and waterproof items that we had growing up in the north.
We haven't heard anything yet regarding delays or closing tomorrow and are waiting to see what the weather does tonight. All will be right with the world as long as our power stays on!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Ryan was in the parade with his Boy Scout Troop. Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of him since I stayed with the girls until they took off in the parade. He had already gone through the parade route by the time I got out there to start watching.
Emma's Girl Scout Troop was in the parade as well but she participated with her dance studio, Stepping Out, this year. Originally, it was only Emma that was to participate but they invited Avery to join the group and she was all for it.
Here they are as they started taking off...
It was cold out that afternoon but I am always amazed by the number of locals who come out and support the parade regardless of the weather!