Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mama's in trouble...

Starting to crawl at just 6 months old.

Something tells me I'm in big trouble...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?

Oh what do you do in the summertime

When all the world is green?

Do you spend 7 hours building a swing set with your husband 

for you kids to play on all summer long?

 Is that what you do? So do I.

P.S. And there was much joy and rejoicing in the backyard!

Friday, June 22, 2012

PreSchool Graduation

Allison has "graduated" from preschool. I'm really not quite sure what that's supposed to mean, except that I have a child headed for REAL school in the fall, for which I cannot possibly be old enough.

Her preschool held a fun little graduation celebration with carnival-like games and a few bouncy houses to celebrate the occasion. It was pretty fun...

 Carter playing their hoops game, which he totally owned... 

 Allison looking cute. :) 

 Look! Proof that I was there! Ignore the gery band on the side... I'm still having disagreements with my camera. I'm pretty sure it know the threats of replacement are empty, since what I WANT isn't cheap...

 Seated for her graduation.

 Saying the Pledge of Allegience

Receiving her certificate. 

And we are now just one short summer away from starting Kindergarten. And if I play my cards right, I could get down to one kids for 5 whole hours each week starting this fall. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ballerina in Training

This week was Allison's last week of ballet for the year which meant recital week. I spent a lot more time that I would have like running her back and forth to rehearsals, but that's part of my job description, right?

 Ready for dress rehearsal... its really weird to let your 4-year-old leave the house wearing more make-up then you are... 

 Recital night with Miss Alyssa, her teacher. 

 The ballet school was brilliant and had coloring activities backstage for the little girls

 At intermission... hyper & ready to watch the story ballet that made up the 2nd half.

With Daddy and her flowers... Daddy always gets to be the good guy and give her the flowers. 

We have really love the ballet studio we chose for Allison this past year. Light of the World ballet is a company and school and the company considers it as a ministry. It is really a wonderful environment to have a little girl in: no body image pressure, not worrying about questionable costumes or choreography, and the women who dance in the company and teach the classes are loving and Christ-like. It is really a great place to be. Needless to say, we'll keep Allison there until she is ready to move on from ballet or she outgrows their training, which could be never. 

Oh, and are you wondering if there's a video of her dance for you to see? There sure is! Where is it, you ask? Well... my camera and my computer and I are currently having a disagreement about what the camera has on it (the video is there!!!) and whether or not it will download. I killed a brand new pair of batteries during said argument today. I'm not sure that the camera realizes that this is a matter of life and death for it...

I'll post the video when I figure out how to get the camera to play nice.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Who's she look like?

I'm sure I'm not the only mother of more-than-one who gets this, but I get asked all the time who we think Lindsey looks like: Carter or Allison. Both Brian and I have been seeing Allison in her and sticking to it.

Then I started looking through photos last night. What do you see?


 In my defense, they all look alike as newborns, pretty much. Right? I think this is why were first said that Linds looks like Allison and were sticking to it. But look at these...

And almost/about 4 months old 
(and I chose 4 months because I, true to third child form, don't have a great picture of Lindsey in the last 6 weeks.. oops. Note to self: take more pictures).


She looks like Carter! Maybe its the chub... and the bald... I mean they all looks like siblings: all the kids have got my eyes and my distinctly shaped "Allison" chin from my mom's side (Allison is a surname on that part of our family tree), I think they all have the same nose and same shape of lips...

But, I admit my mistake. Lindsey doesn't really look like Allison. She totally looks like Carter.