Thursday, September 8, 2011

(2nd) First day of kindergarten

Yup, that's right, my little girl is now a big kindergartner! I can't believe it. The poor thing had to have 2 first days of school because she didn't get accepted into our school of choice until 2 days after school had started. She had to leave her sweet teacher and few Friends behind that she made at her first school, but she did remarkably well considering the uprooting. And as luck would have it, a little girl from her dance camp was in her class. We are so excited about her new school and she seams to be pretty excited too.

Oh, and this is what little brother was caught doing while sister was at school. He can now open up the freezer and get out all the goodies. little stinker!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dance camp

Our sweet girl has really taken a liking to dance and ballet so we decided to put her in a 2 week dance camp from 8:30-3:00 this summer (a big reason I did it is to see if she would take to all day kindergarten ok). She did great! They did jazz, ballet, tap, yoga, belly dancing (??), art, cooking.. and just about every day she came home with cool new moves. At the end of the week she had a preformance that allowed her to show off her stuff to cool songs like "Beat It" and "It's A Hard Knock Life". I thought she was adorable and dad got emotional (sorry, I outed you!), but it's just so fun to see our little girl start to do big girl things.

We took a lot of videos and not many pictures so these are the only ones that turned out decent. But at least they will remind us how small she once was (and how darn cute).


Last week my gloriously wonderful husband gave me the best gift a mom could ever ask for... 5.5 days all to herself!! He voluntarily took the kids to St Louis and left me at home. I cant begin to explain how amazing it is to wake up 5 days in a row to a quiet and peaceful home and then to have the freedom to do whatever I wanted all day long. I had breakfast with my friend Kimber, lunch with Jennie, dinner and a movie with Natalie and Yuka, I went to the temple and spent the day in Santa Monica, I spent hours in the fabric district in downtown LA, watched movies in the evening stretched out on my own couch, walked around IKEA, cleaned out many closets, ate out by myself... it was truly the most relaxing time I've had in awhile. But the best part of it all was knowing my family was having a great time in St Louis and would be coming home to me at the end of their vacation.

While I was having a relaxing time here at home, they were out on a mission to conquer MO.

Here at the Magic House

at the best museum EVER, the City Museum with aunts, uncles and cousins

at Grandma and Grandpa's house
at the train museum having a BLAST with cousins

They were officially wiped out and mom was officially rejuvenated!

Thanks dad, you are no doubt the best!