Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wrapping it up.

The ladies have kept us BUSY the past few weeks.
It's been so fun watching them wrap up their activities,
but we aren't sure what to do with all this extra time now 
that it's all over!

Sienna's Dance recital.
It was adorable.
She did a great job,
and really, really likes the spotlight.

 Her BFF Cate.
They do everything together.
 One of our very favorite things about Roo is her huge smile.
It gets so big when she is dancing that she can't see.
I adore this!
(Let's not talk about how she lost her shoes.)
 She spotted us!
(These fabulous pictures were taken by my brother in law Devin.)
 And soccer is over.
Sienna loved soccer this year,
but somehow she got progressively less aggressive as 
the year went on.
I love this shot,
doesn't she have the eye of the tiger?
 Her team.
All neighborhood kids and friends.
 I'm curious if she will stick it out next year.
I hope she does...
but we shall see.

Adyson also had her Tavaci concert.
 This picture makes me want to cry.
Where did my little girl go?
I love what Tavaci has done for Adyson.
She's grown so much confidence because of it.
And we were so proud of her at the concert.
It seems this year everything has really clicked for her
and she knew everything by heart and didn't miss a thing.
It was so much fun to watch.
(2 reasons this is the only picture of her that night.
1-we had terrible seats so I couldn't get an on stage shot.
and 2-she wouldn't let me take any.  She said 1 was enough.)
We do love her as much as her camera loving sister. 
I promise.

 Adyson also had her class program last week.
It was just adorable.
She loves the spotlight and grinned the whole way through.
And she is quite the Ham!
We loved her facial expressions.
They were delightful.
 What we didn't love?
Watching her turn around and flirt! 
with the boys behind her.
Stop the growing.
 This past year we have really loved both Adyson and Sienna's teachers.
It's been a very hard year for the girls with us being gone a lot
and life feeling rather hectic.
Emotionally, it's been hard on them.
These teachers have hugged them when we weren't around.
They've put up with many worried e-mails and phone calls,
and provided such stability for our kids.
We are just so sad that we can't keep them around another year.
I feel very blessed that they've been there for my kids.

This is Mrs. C-
and she is amazing.
This week is it,
and then our summer begins!
We are ready for sleeping in. (OK, I am),
lazy days,
lots of Popsicles, and playing.

I wonder if the rain will stop so we can have all that?

Monday, May 14, 2012

{Mothers Day}

Being there Mother.
Well Geez,
I really love it.
The past few months have been
for us.

We've spent weeks apart.
And they've been hard weeks.
And it's meant a lot of adjusting 
and work for all of us.
I've missed doing homework after school.
Missed the few minutes before bed when they want to talk to us.
I missed cooking their dinner,
missed doing their hair,
missed them telling me NO when I ask them to clean up their rooms.
 And I ached for hugs from them.

I am not a perfect mom.
I couldn't possibly,
in a million years!
LOVE these beautiful children more then I do.

was a Mother's Day I greatly,
and deeply appreciated.

And a day when I also greatly appreciated
both Trav's mom, and mine.
The past few months wouldn't have been possible
without them.
They've stepped in whenever we've needed them
and exhausted themselves by letting my kids
run them ragged.
They've taken them to lessons and school,
did homework and tucked them into bed,
and hugged them tight when my kids were feeling worried.

I can't imagine what we would have done without them.
 And I'm so glad that we have a day to celebrate them.

Love you Mom! 
Love you Lorraine!

Thank you for all you've done the past few months,
and always.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

{Sienna's Opera}

Sienna's class opera was last week and it was
It was basically a skit on 'Little Bunny Foo Foo'.
They have been planning and practicing for
 months, and as soon as she knew what parts
 were available,
she knew she wanted to be a 'good fairy'.
I was pretty happy she scored the part because
she really made one cute fairy!

I mean,
 And her best friend Cate was a fairy along with her.
Aren't they sweet?
 She did a great job and kinda loved to ham it up.
Little drama queen.

I adore this kid of mine.
What a pretty fairy she is!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

{Adyson's First Piano Recital}

Adyson has been taking piano lessons for the past year.
I've never played a day in my life so it's been really fun to watch
her progress.  And she has really enjoyed it.

Last week she had her very first piano recital.
Here she is introducing herself and her songs.
(Charlie the Chimp and Fanfare & Cannon)
 Then she sat down to play.
She was incredibly nervous,
like more then we've ever seen her before,
but she did great.
We were proud parents.
 We love our little pianist!
And we can't wait to see what's in store for her in the next year.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


I blogged about the amazing
fundraiser held in Trav's honor
over at the cancer blog.

Check it out here.