Sunday, March 9, 2014
Like in the below post.....just roll with it! I am blogging months behind. So much stuff goes on and I can only get to a few posts on the multiple things we do.
End of 2013 round up!
Only a few things of the many that we did.
Why oh why did our children decide that they would like to take a nice 'picture with Santa' why oh why! I love the past pictures!!! Now they are all smiles. Please CRY. The photographer was laughing at me when I was saying to them, "can you guys do something not cute!"
So many more things went on, but I wanted to share a few horribly taken pictures from my phone's camera.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I know, I know this post is from around Christmas time, but when I am on a blogging run, you just have to go with it:)
Thanksgiving weekend the girls performed The Nutcracker! Or this year we dance parents called it the 'mini nutcracker' since so many of the older girls have moved on. It was for sure not like the past performances, but it was excellent. Performance weekends are always very busy and exhausting for me. Derek is the lucky guy and just goes to one (at the most two) performances, but I have to do all of the 'mommy' duties. By the end us girls are beat. We do have a good time though. We always find a great place to eat. The concession table is always fun and a great way to get last minute gifts, the girls have so much fun on stage and playing with friends backstage. Of course, they get flowers and big hugs from everyone that comes to see them. This time only Grandma came, she is very supportive. But the best part of dance weekend is the MAKEUP! Emma enjoys that very much. Daddy, not so much.
We get the girls these and then for days they linger around the house and scare the heck out of me. Yet, I keep buying them.
Our babies did such a great job. They are such beautiful ballerinas.
Then after one of my 5k's Emma and I hit the road to VEGAS! Love the open road and I swear each time we go their the distance/time gets shorter. Then there is The Nutcracker performed at The Smith Center by the NBT, watching that is worth the miles!
Then for the reason for our yearly trip. The Nutcracker! It was a Christmas present from my dear friend and I appreciated it so much. So unexpected. As many of you know that from reading our blog we go to Vegas a few times a year to watch the NBT perform. In the past we go to support the dance studio our girls dance at, the owner's daughter Krista dances there. But now we have another reason to go. Madison dances there now! She signed a contract at the age of 15. Amazing. The show was great! Probably the best I had seen so far. Then again I am partial:)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I told myself that I WOULD NOT under any circumstances buy my girls American Girl dolls until they were 8. I did not get mine until I was a little older that than and I think 8 is a great age for not coloring on them or cutting their hairs. Well, the below picture says it all.....
After the girls got there dolls, or those that had them already purchased clothes, we headed for the lunch at the restaurant. OMG, it is the most adorable place ever. The girls loved it! The colors were bright and so girly. The little dolls even got to borrow high chairs that connected to the table. Oh and each doll got a goodie bag! Super cute.
After lunch we headed home in traffic because the girls had something, who knows what, but something and it was going to take me forever to drive from LA. The girls were sad that they did not get to see Santa with all of the other girls, but I did get a cute picture of the girls. Next time I want to walk around The Grove, but probably will not spend over $250 to get the free parking next time! haha
How did Derek take the news of my day of spending money on DOLLS? Well, he was just fine with it because he has the same dreams for our girls like I do. It is about memories. He was so very proud that he can provide for his family in a way that us girls can have a great day. They are in love with those dolls still and they go everywhere with us. Here are the girls with BB for Lilly and Caroline for Emma. I can not wait to go back and get a big girl doll for Lilly!
***my camera phone stinks!!!