Monday, June 30, 2008

Dance Recital

I'm having a few difficulties uploading the absolutely cute video of Lila & Mallory's duet from the recital. Hopefully, I'll get it figured out soon. In the meantime, here are some pics of our stars in the recent production of the Wizard of Oz put on by Dancescape by Joyce:

Lila & her class as Petunias (ballet):

Mallory's class as poppies (ballet dance):

Mallory and Lila in their ballet duet as the Petite & Budding Poppy:

Abby, Mallory & Hydia (sp?) as Emerald City Guards (tap feature):

Mallory & Kate in their class tap number as "Sparks":

Kevin, Lila & Mallory together in the Father/Daughter Dance:

Flowers from Mommy & Daddy & from Lita & Grandpa!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Say, WHAT?

So, my best friend and I hit Starbucks last night (it's one of our "things" we do - and ranks up there with giving ourselves Mommy Medals). The CHILD behind the counter makes a joke to one of the other employees about my being her MOTHER. I told her I wasn't old enough to be her mother, to which she replied something to the effect of, "My mom is, like, 33 or something like that." Ouch. So I guess technically it could be possible since in fact I am NOT 33 but pretty close. She totally lost her tip.

Monday, June 23, 2008

One Word Meme

Sent to me by my friend Kristin...

1. Where is your cell phone? -------- charging
2. Where is your significant other? ------ bed
3. Your hair? -------- growing
4. Your mother? ------ giving
5. Your father? -------- frugal
6. Your favorite thing? -------- order
7. Your dream last night?------- forgettable
8. Your dream/goal? ---------- contentment
9. The room you're in?-------- living
10. Your hobby? --------- photography
11. Your fear?------ harm
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ----- calm
13. Where were you last night? ------- VBS
14. What you're not? ------- relaxed
16. One of your wish list items? ------- projector
17. Where you grew up? --------- Angleton
18. The last thing you did? ------ upload
19.. What are you wearing? ------ pj's
21. Your TV? ------ unnecessary
21. Your pet?--------- nonexistant
22. Your computer? ------- necessary
24. Your mood? ------- drained
25. Missing someone? ----- soon
26. Your car? ------------ messy
27. Something you're not wearing? ------- contacts
28. Favorite store? ------- Target
29. Your summer? -------- busy
30. Love someone? ------ yes
31. Your favorite color?-------- green
32. When is the last time you laughed? ------ puppeteering
33. Last time you cried? ------- questionable
34. Who will resend this? -------- Manda

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Frugal Tips

I found this article online today while doing some random searching. Food for thought.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Congrats to Mallory

Mallory earned the top number of AR points in the entire 1st grade at her school! We are proud of her. Here she is with her award, and also with her teacher, Ms. Shane, at her end of school party.

My Big Girl!

I am happy to announce that after over 7 years (minus 4 months between Mallory turning three and Lila being born) of buying diapers, we are finally living in a diaper-free household!

Clara is now a big girl wearing no more diapers and having very few accidents! Now I'm left with diaper money in my pockets and a lump in my throat as I realize that my baby is not so much a baby any more and is growing up before my very eyes. You should see her copy her sister's tap routine!

Next thing you know I'll be weeping as I listen to "Sunrise, Sunset" at her wedding! Okay, maybe not too soon. But I have a feeling it will sill be all too soon for me!!

Just Ducky!

There is a family of ducks that has taken residence in our neighborhood. Many mornings we'll find at least two of them hanging out in our yard. The girls love having them around & we enjoy feeding them and watching them run over!