Thursday, June 19, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I can not believe that Tay is one years old!!! I still think of her as my tiny baby. We had such a fun day with her. We woke her up by singing "Happy Birthday" and she got to open a couple of presents. Later that day we had a family swim party. Everyone turned out to see Tay eat all that cake and of course open her presents.

She truly has been an angel in our house and we are looking forward to getting to know her spunky personality. Love you Tay!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

All that Glitters is Gold!

Ellie had her dance recital over the weekend. She danced to two numbers "Babyface" and "Teddy Bear". One was tap and the other ballet. She has been SO excited to dance on stage and to wear her adorable costume. (yea, ask how adorable it was to my wallet?) She did such a great job. She knew all the dance moves and sang so we could hear her. I'm not sure how she can be so confident at such a young age. We had such a great time watching her. Good job, gorgeous! Ellie and her dad right before the concert.
Ellie waiting back stage.

This made me chuckle.

Parker and Brandon went on a Father's and Son's camp out. As you can see this is where they planned on sleeping. It made me chuckle at his creativity. He is always thinking outside of the box. It turns out that they slept really well. If you don't understand the picture, he put a twin mattress in the back of our tahoe. That's my big bad camper. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I really liked it!

Okay, I have to tell you all that I just finished the book The Host! I know there has been some skepticism as to whether or not this was going to be good, too much si-fi, and even a little creepy. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. You won't find Edward here, but that's okay. I found it entertaining, exciting, intense, and deep. If you are a Stephenie Meyer fan I think you will really enjoy this book, and if you are not you may fall in love with her ability to paint vivid pictures of the scenes in the book.

Congrats Ellie!!

Well, this is a little premature, since Ellie has one more year of preschool. But, her teacher does this with all the students, so . . . Congrats Ellie!! Ellie isn't really graduating preschool just moving on to the next grade. The ceremony was great. As you can see they all wore caps and gowns and even marched in to "Pomp and Circumstance". Pretty cute. Ellie has done SO well this year. She has started to read and even write simple words. She has a knack for phonograms. She is already ahead of the game, good job baby!!