Thursday, December 11, 2014

spring recital 2014

The theme for this year's ballet recital was "The Greatest Show on Earth."  They played the part of snow cones in their purple and blue tutus.  Halle loves the chance to perform and put on lots of make up.  
She is a great little dancer and really enjoyed being in her friend Kaylie's class this year.  
She has a big team of supporters cheering her on at every performance, including a little sister who wants to be just like her.  
I love seeing her grow as a dancer each year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a belated birthday party

We had to postpone Lily's 3rd birthday party due to her pneumonia hospitalization.  Needless, to say she was thrilled when the day we planned to celebrate with her friends finally arrived.  
First on her list of things to do was decorate crowns with jewels and more jewels.  The bigger the bling, the better!  
Once everyone was finished we were ready to begin our Frozen adventure.  
We knocked on the door where Anna asked "do you wanna build a snowman?"  Of course, we couldn't refuse and couldn't resist tasting our jumbo marshmallow snowmen along the way.  
Next we bundled up in some winter gear and boots to cross the winter woods and feed Sven his favorite carrot snacks.  
It wouldn't be a party for Lily if we didn't add a little bit of Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder into the mix.  Our champion daddy once again played the part well and too the girls he had paint brushes hidden in his satchel.  
To get Elsa to unfreeze are cake we had to paint her a picture to show her we loved her just like Rapunzel would do.  
After the painting our cake was set free and we devoured.  My children are never happier than when eating frosting off the top of a piece of cake.
Her sweetest friends brought such kind gifts and a new scooter from grandma. She was so happy to be the little center of attention.  
Happy Birthday to our spunky, silly, lovely Lily.  You make the world a better place!