Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jake's Last Day

Jake has really enjoyed Kindergarten this year and has passed mine and his teachers expectations. He has made a lot of friends and has learned so much. His teacher, Miss Shelton has told me on several occasions how much she enjoys having him in her class. I will miss Jake next year...he will be in school all day. He was my buddy for the first part of the day :)

In the program this year, Jake got to do a little guitar solo...he loved it and worked the crowd like a pro. It was so much fun for me to see him in his element. I love this kid, it's little moments like this that make it all worth it!

 Grand ol' Flag

 Guitar solo

 Kindergarten diploma

 Miss Shelton

My buddy :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Race Day

Every year the elementary schools keep track of the mile runners. Riley came in 2nd out of all the students in Lewiston. I was very proud of him...I ran track in high school and it brought back some   memories :)

All of the students from other elementary schools came to Sky View High School and participated in their championship race. Riley was in the 4x4 relay...he had never done this before, so he was a little nervous.

He ran the first leg and sprinted hard...but ran out of gas at the end. And because their fourth runner never showed up, Riley had to run twice! He did very well considering the circumstances. It's fun to watch Riley get a little taste of competition, because he kicks it into high little athlete.

  Waiting it out

 First leg

 Trying hard to keep up on the last leg...


My champion....stud.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

13...another teenager!

Happy Birthday Haydn!! I can't believe my oldest boy is thirteen. There are a lot of great things about Haydn and plenty I am still trying to figure out. He loves to read, play basketball...unfortunately likes video games too...and likes to work and have responsibility. I'm hoping that Haydn can make his way through the confusion of being a teenager and find great friends and know along the way how much he is loved and how amazing he is.  We love you Haydn...

 Typical photo face ...

Favorite food of all time :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dance Review 2013

I looked forward to this year because I knew Emilee and Gracie participated in a lot more dances than in previous years. Once again we had the privilege of having Diana and Brandon and G&G Hillesheim come to watch. The best part, is Diana's girls love to watch their cousins dance and my kids love it when they come!  They also stayed the night before. It's always nice to have that time to visit.

The day before the review was the dress rehearsal, so they spent the entire day going through their numbers. Diana and I came back and forth and watched. Later on in the evening, we met up with my parents for dinner at the Coppermill. This was a lot of fun...we basically had the restaurant to ourselves.  After we were through eating, I headed over to the theater to help the girls with their hair and make-up. As I was finishing up, I realized Gracie wasn't in her costume like the rest of the girls.....

Her costumes had been left at home and the curtain went up in 40 min!!! I had what could be compared to a mild heart attack.  I had been home 3 times that day, and I had sworn Emilee picked up Gracie's costumes with her dress bags. You have to understand, I don't forget these things. I am so anal about laying everything out and checking again and again that everything is there. I felt horrible and I could tell by looking at Gracie, that she felt like everything was falling apart...EPIC FAIL mom! Yes, I definitely deserved Mother of the Year at this point. Her first dance number was 10 minutes into the review. I got on my phone and told Delon he better head home and grab Gracie's costumes. (We live 25 minutes away). Of course I told him this was life and death...the pressure was on and he had to save the day. I can't even explain how sick I felt.

He literally pulled up out back, 1 1/2 minutes before she went on. I shoved her into her costume and gently pushed her backstage...with 30 seconds to spare. I ran up to my seat and sat down just as the lights went up.

The review was amazing and so fun to watch! Emilee did awesome and Gracie was having the time of her life...

 Backstage with G&G Hillesheim

 Typical Emilee :) Messin' around.

Great job my tiny dancers!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Dance Pics

These are just a few of the dance pictures from the end of the year...Mary Poppins :)

 Ballerina with an attitude

 Emilee and Shea


This was the costume for the ballet number at the end of the program.