Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Recital!

I’m so proud of Eliza.  She was fantastic in her first recital!  We went from tantrums and refusing to go to ballet class (February) to excitement and fascination with the “big stage” (May)!  That’s a huge change!  She was thrilled with the whole experience.  Which means that Jimmy and I were, too:-)

I think she was most excited about her family being there.  She frequently listed all of the people who would be sitting in the audience cheering her on!  It was magical!  I was way more stressed than she was.

These are from the rehearsal.  Thanks for the excellent photos, Pappy!

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Staying hydrated!

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Gaga helping with makeup.

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Ummm….I just love this.

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Cheering for sister!

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Gradually losing interest.

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Done.

Here’s rehearsal video.  I love how Eliza keeps her cool while the girl next to her freestyles like crazy!  Baby ballet is just hilarious.

 

 

And the following are from the night of the recital.  It was chaotic and difficult to get good pictures, but it was so much fun!

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I have more pics from that weekend…stay tuned!

We’ll be up and running tomorrow!

Thanks for your patience, guys!

I like to make sure that each and every file is backed up on my external hard drive before I permanently delete it from my computer, which is a tedious process.  It requires a block of time that doesn’t come around often, but I finally finished!  I have so many great pictures to share, along with some recital video, which I will upload tomorrow.  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

I can’t believe it’s already the last week of school.  I’m sad that school is ending, but we have some excellent activities lined up for the summer.  It will be great!!

 

Computer Cleanup.

Well it seems that your patience is required a little longer.  My computer is full and old files need to be deleted before I can upload new stuff.  The good news is that I’ve been working hard and this chore is almost done, but I need a bit more time.

But just so you know–Eliza’s recital weekend was a huge success!  She had an absolute blast, and we loved seeing everyone.  I look forward to sharing pictures and video with you!

Pausing the blog this week.

Hope all of you mothers had a wonderful day yesterday!  Jimmy and the kids made my Mother’s Day extra special, and I feel so very loved:-)

This week is incredibly busy for us (recital, parties, etc), so I’m putting the blog on hold.  Thanks for your patience and loyal readership!  I’ll surely have plenty of great stuff to post in a week!  Stay tuned.

Yay Teachers!

Apparently, teacher appreciation week is a big thing!  I never knew this when I taught high school.

Teaching pre-k has been so much fun this year!  We have a great group of students, and their parents are incredibly kind and sweet.

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Daddy’s Birthday!

The kids love birthdays, so it’s nice to have a little celebration!

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Another pic with their books du jour.

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Decorating gift bags for Teacher Appreciation Week.  

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Dad’s birthday art.

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Eliza chose the Spiderman cake.  It was delicious!

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More singing from Eliza.

Here’s Eliza singing “Castle on a Cloud” from Les Miserables:

This is what happens when Mommy loves musicals.  I had big plans for a fun costume and set, but she wasn’t at all interested in that.  Maybe eventually!

And here she is with her favorite book from the library.  We’ve read it together so many times I’ve lost count:

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Baseball time!

We decided to take a gamble on a 7:00pm Hooks game, and the kids did great!  We arrived at Whataburger Field around 6:15, and the kids lasted until 9:00.  Success!  It was so much fun!

It helps that Jimmy’s friend has a suite:-)

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Ballpark cuisine gets an A++ rating from the kids.

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Waiting for a high school band to start the National Anthem.

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Peaceful Wednesday.

Today was lovely and relaxing, despite the fact that Eliza woke up with pink eye.  What a fun surprise!  She’s been pretty tolerant of the eye drops, so she’s starting to feel much better.  Hope the rest of us don’t catch it!

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Oh, Magnatiles!  The source of so much fun and frustration.  Seriously, these keep the kids occupied for hours!  Thanks for Jed’s awesome birthday present, GaGa and Pappy!

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She’s doing so well!

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We’re not quite there yet. 

Weekend fun!

 

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Jed absolutely loves to paint.  He’s very meticulous, and he loves to mix colors.  This kept him busy for 45 minutes!

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Enjoying himself at birthday party #1 this weekend.

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One of Eliza’s best friends had a mani-pedi birthday party!  So adorable!

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Jed really enjoyed the massage chair.

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They were so proud of their fancy nails!  The brothers were very patient:-)

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At the ballet on Sunday.

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She was actually very excited to see Swan Lake, though you can’t tell in this pic.  She was entranced for the first hour, but she kept asking when it was her turn to go on the big stage.

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