Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring Dance Recital: 3 Girls

The girls worked really hard all year to do their dance performance on June 8th. The little girls were princesses and Laura qualified as a big girl! Eliza's favorite thing during dress rehearsal was getting to meet all the big girls who were dressed up like the princesses. It was a little taste of Disneyland and the girls were so cute with the little ones.
Sara started off the performance doing tap "Bippity Bobbity Boo" and wore a Cinderella costume. She was sassy in her boa and performed perfectly!
Eliza came next in her tap number "Whistle While You Work" and wore a Snow White costume. Eliza knew every move.
Laura did her lyrical number "Ever Ever After" and wore a long tutu. My goodness that girl has gotten good and flexible!
Next Sara did her ballet/lyrical number "Heal the World". She was thrilled to be dancing to Michael Jackson and looked beautiful!
Eliza then did her ballet/lyrical number "Mother" with a baby. She was adorable!
Finally Laura did her Jazz number "Americano". It was her turn to be sassy and fun!
The girls had a ton of support from both grandparents! We all loved every minute of seeing them on stage! Well done, girls!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Baby Pictures

I have been able to take pictures of some adorable baby boys lately! It was so much fun! Add "photographer" to the list of things that I want to be when I grow up!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Laura's Piano Recital: Spring 2013

Laura had her Spring Piano recital.  My goodness, that girl can play!  And she has skills that I never knew a 9 yr old could have - she can transpose the key of a piece!
Laura went first and performed her piece "Rhythm Machine" with feeling and wonderfully!  She got the whole audience into it. Check her out!!
Many of us had to run right after she performed (work and soccer), but both sets of grandparents and her sisters were all there to support her.  Well done, Laura!  And, Sara is excited to start lessons and be in the next recital.

Melinda's Birthday 2013

I had a most wonderful birthday this year! The day before, I went out with all the ladies from AFYT and thoroughly enjoyed myself. My actual day fell on our families' busiest night of the week, so we had the family celebration the night before. The girls spoiled me with hugs, singing, and kisses. I got thoroughly spoiled with all the clothes from the overnight trip and even more from my Mom. Mom spoiled me even further by ironing them for me - ironing is my most hated (and I'm atrocious at it) household task. I love my new look!
Jason helped me make my favorite dinner of salmon, asparagus and couscous. My Mom made my favorite birthday cake - lemon poppyseed! So delicious!
On my actual day, Jason and the girls awakened me with breakfast in bed and more hugs and singing - magical! Jason worked from home that day so I got to have a long birthday lunch with Mom and my sister Tana. Chatting, laughing, and love - heaven!
That night, my girlfriends took me out for more food and a lot more laughing, chatting, and love!
Mom B. had me over the next night for dinner and the fun continued. My birthday was low-key, but I honestly don't think I've ever felt more loved! I am surrounded by the most amazing people and it amazes me daily that they love me back. It was a perfect birthday!!