Monday, May 30, 2011

The Big Recital

The Big Day finally arrived. Here is Brianna with her best friend waiting for their recital to begin. It was absolutely precious. It was a mad rush to the recital and somehow Poppy, Aunt Mei Mei and cousin Brooke managed to get three seats on the front row smack dab in front of Brianna. (out of 1500 spectators). We are still waiting on pictures from Poppy.

Notable quotes from the recital:

Hadley - "Where are the boys?" Hadley was obsessed with the boy dancers and asked Nana this question at the beginning of each dance routine
Brianna - "Is there another one?"
Mia - when asked what her favorite dance routine was. "My favorite one was the one my sister Brianna was in"

The adults could only handle one hour of the 3.5 hour long recital. I think the kids could have made it the entire time. However all the adults were emotionally and physically exhausted and bruised after being sat on, climbed on and walked on for one hour. I venture to say the row in front of and behind us was glad to see us leave.

Now we have a problem on our hands. All three girls want to take dance.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mia, Mia, Mia

Last night I heard Mia say "Bri let's play church". And then this is what she setup. The stand is Dan's guitar stand with a microphone propped on it. Mia makes me want to throw away every toy they own just so I can see what she will create. Her creativity is inspiring. Notice the eyes closed.

On Sunday we went for ice cream for Mother's Day after dinner. Mia yanked my hat off of my head (elise) and put it on her head and said look mom it looks like a catcher's mask. Her ability to picture what things look like on her is amazing. Dan and I went for the camera and then we couldn't get her to quit being silly. This is the best shot we could get. It really did look like a catcher's mask.

And finally my favorite ever. Our little rock star.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Last night as I was bathing the girls I told them that Daddy's birthday is this week and that he is getting old. Brianna got really sad and said "I don't want daddy to go be with Jesus".

She just about broke my heart. In the last year, we have had Nana's cat and my grandmother go to be with Jesus because they were old. It was such a reminder to me that they really do listen and store everything that comes out of my mouth.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel

We had a simple impromptu dinner with our best friends on Easter Sunday at their house. Can we just say we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Untitled from Elise Deeble on Vimeo.

Easter Sunday