Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Charlie's First Choir Performance

The theme was Under The Sea. These little First graders did an awesome job of entertaining the audience. Charlie danced, sang, played, and performed her heart out for us! Afterwards we felt it was only fitting to go for ice cream.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Shakespeare Unshackled

Ryan was involved in his first play two weeks ago. Auntie was able to attend due to a LC day at work. Charlie and I rode up with my mom and dad to Lacey to see him perform. He did an excellent job. He was loud enough for everyone to hear, sang on cue, knew his part, and smiled with confidence while mastering his first performance. I was so proud of him. He was courageous and very brave (especially since Auntie was in the front row recording him/taking pictures every time he opened his mouth)! Charlie loved it but still has no desire to be involved in theater or anything where she would need to stand up and present to an audience. She is shy, and a little nervous when it comes to strangers! She didn't use to be like that so I'm hoping it's just a phase.


Easter Egg...ing

Saturday after work we decorated Easter eggs with the kids (we haven't done this in the last two years so we had extra kits on hand). I was tired, emotionally trained, and not feeling good at all but I bucked up, took a shower, and put my best self forward. We had fun watching how each one decorated their eggs. My artist,Valerie, chose actual paint. Ethan chose the color dyes, and Charlie chose to color hers with marker so she could have more control over what they looked like. I brought down the hair dryer and used dye colors and shrinky wraps, and Mark used a combo of dyes and markers. My favorite was my bunny, and the egg Mark made for me, the Ian Somerhalder Vamp Egg. Valerie's were all soccer related, as were Ethan's! Charlie did some copying and then some with pretty flowers on them. We colored 30 eggs which turned out to be a ton of fun! I knew at that point of being done thatI wasn't going to make it into work. My large pea salad and the drinks I had gone to the store for was our Easter Supper;)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lanie Girl

I love being an Auntie to this little girl. From the moment my eyes met hers I knew that I would always want to be there for her. Right now it's easy. To support her I just need to be present for her. She lights up when I come into a room, gives me sweet smiles, and holds my hand. I was excited to go to her preschool and watch her present her body systems project. Rocking H was really rocking that day with kids who were excited to sing and show their parents what they learned. Her body systems project was a 3rd grade project that all the kids completed! The details on each body systems was complete all the way down to the anus (which the kids actually said and sung about). Mrs Susan is my kind if gal. We have never given our kids false names for their body parts! It was so much fun listening to these kids know more than most adults.