Apr 30, 2016

Dance Picture Day

Dance picture day is always a little stressful for mom, and this year for the first time we had two little dancers to get to the studio camera-ready on time, so the pressure was really on.  Luckily we had good friends there to help us remember to have fun...
The song for this costume is "Dancing Dolls."  Doesn't Stella look like one? (Note the other stressed out mom making last minute adjustments in the reflection.)
It's almost too much sass to be contained in one photograph...
Siblings take a photo together for the recital program, so I had both girls wear their ballet costumes for continuity.  And because I secretly liked those costumes best...
Cille begged to sit on this arch for her picture...
And Stella came up with her own pose on the fly.  When the photographer asked Ms. Tari if it was okay, she said, "As long as we use that one in the program."  Haha!
Such beautiful girls!  I can't wait to see them perform at recital!  

Apr 23, 2016

Watts's First Sleepover

Part of having older siblings is wanting to do everything that they do, so Watts has spent pretty much his entire life knowing about sleepovers and wanting to have one of his own.  Stella and Molly started spending the night with each other before Cille was even born, so it was about time Watts got his turn. He invited his best friend and I found out what it was like to have two 3 year old boys in the house!  

Our first stop was Baskin-Robbins, because Stella was gone spending the night with her friend and we didn't have to worry about avoiding peanuts as much as we usually do...  
 How happy is this kid?

 Watts's friend got to ride in Cille's seat.  I am not sure he was on board with the pink color...
 Our next stop was the splash pad for some fun in the sun...







 And we finished our night out with a little dress-up...

The boys were very good and had a blast playing together.  I think it's about time for Watts to have another sleepover!

Apr 9, 2016

Strawberry Patch, Part 3

The girls have always been a little nervous about the zip line at the patch, but this year they finally conquered their fears...
In prior years an adult had to walk beside them...I kid you not...
We found some horses...real and bouncy nearby...


We only rode the bouncy horses...
And the cycle-go-round...





It was lots of fun...
Corinne explored a tunnel...
Stella and her friend found John's Guillory's long lost turkey friend.  Two thumbs up for not losing a digit to a ticked off turkey...
And Wren showed us that she can swing like a big girl...



Corinne crack corn, and I don't care...




Is it just me, or are all these photos a little corny?  (Sorry...I couldn't help myself.)
Can't wait to pick more berries next year!

Strawberry Patch, Part 2

After we picked strawberries, Corinne did a little dirt work...
And went for a swing...
She was surprised at how much fun she was having...




Watts and Cille raced ducks...

And rode some tire-d old horses...

Corinne is not yet 18 months old, but she already thinks she is a big girl and wants to swing ALL. BY. HERSELF....


She loves to slide that way also...
I was able to persuade her to let Mike stand by her, just in case...



The Most Amazing Brother Ever, and not a bad barrel rider, either...