Monday, July 14, 2014

Dancing Through the Decades...

Another year, another recital come and gone.  This year I taught 3 classes Creative Dance, 6-7 Ballet and 7-8 Jazz.  Kate was in 4 classes this year.  I thought she would have a hard time keeping up and staying motivated, but she rose to the occasion!  She took Kinder Tap and Jazz and then was in my 6-7 ballet and 7-8 Jazz. I am a proud momma and teacher that's for sure.  All my students did a great job.

On another note Kate was invited to audition for the Mini Performing Company and made it!  Parades, Holidays Performances, Competitions and other performing opportunities here she comes!  She loves to dance and this will be a fun adventure for her.  

I wasn't able to record her Kinder Level calsses but recorded both of the dances I taught her.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

2014 Baseball Season...

This year Zach was on the Phillies, coached by Molony and Limbocker.  His team won a few games here and there, but seemed to lose a little more than they would have liked too.  This might sound weird but I think them losing is a great learning experience for him. He will never know the good unless he knows the bad right?  He played center outfield and short stop most of the season, hit a triple and even got to pitch one game!  His batting skills improved the most I think.  Way to go Zach!

Double click the video to get to Full Screen.  I can't figure out how to make it fit into Blogger's perameters.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Easter and the hunt...

Toddlers and dying Easter eggs is not my favorite mix to be honest but you can't not let them have a try at it. So as much as I allowed Ryan to try, we successfully dyed a dozen eggs and managed to only tip over one of the dying cups. I left a lot of the dying up to Kate this year.  She was the pro!

On the actual day of Easter Kate came running into our room at 4:30am telling me that Zach was puking!  Great!  Our great plans to go to church as a family to celebrate the real meaning of the day suddenly took a turn.  He was feeling a little better by the end of the day so we quaranteened him at Grandma's house for dinner, and let him out for a bit to do the Easter egg hunt.  In a few years he will be too old, isn't that crazy to think about? 

Halle helped Ryan find some eggs for himself.  Once he discovered there was candy inside he was good to go. After Easter was over I knew that if I didn't hear him for awhile, I could always find him in Kate's room helping himself to Kate's Candy stache.  

Easter is always a great Holiday as long as the sun comes out, and this year it did!



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spring Breaking in Kauai...

When our good friends, the McCauleys, mentioned that they were going to Kauai for spring break and said we should come, it took all of about two minutes for us to decide we were in! It was the perfect family vacation.  The resort we stayed at was amazing!  It spanned the entire north side of the Kalapaki beach.  The pools and the hot tubs entertained the kids day after day, and just a few steps beyond the pool was the ocean.  Everything we needed from a market to snow cones to good eats was within walking distance.  The food at the resort was really yummy too, espeically their breakfast buffets.  Ryan was the best baby!  He loved the water, especially the hot and out, in and out, and took amazing afternoon naps, just long enough to give Justin and I the rest we needed from our every day grind.  Vacation is always great when you go with great friends.  The kids kept one another busy with water games and discovering kauai's unique creatures.  A few of the nights we adults were able to sneak away for some dinner and Duke's famous hula pie.  We really should have taken more pictures!  Oh well, I guess we will just have to go back!