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Jun 27, 2011

Belated 5

 1.  Big move:  SJ's old room is now our room.  The office is now SJ's room.  Our old bedroom is the new den/playroom.  I love the new arrangement.  Or, I will love it as soon as we get everything organized.  Who knew we had accumulated so much stuff in the 7 years we have been in this house?  #1 is also my excuse for posting this late... my camera was buried underneath this mess (times 3). 

 2.  Father's Day.  Here are photos of the girls making special notes to put inside his new wallet.  (A whitewater center pass was also enclosed).

 These two sure do love their Daddy.  Who can blame them?
 3.  Family movie night...  Eating popcorn and watching the Muppets together is tons of fun.
 4.  Tennis:  Our summer schedule is a little more open, so I have time to play tennis.  I'll be taking a class this summer... went for the first on on Friday and loved it.  Learning to use topspin to hit the ball hard (and in) is very exciting! 

5.  Rehearsals:  Back in rehearsals for an extra summer Bel Canto concert.  We are singing for the American Guild of Organists Convention (sounds like a party crowd, I know!) These "extra" concerts make our family's schedule a little more hectic than I like, so I'll be glad to have this one finished.   

Jun 17, 2011

5 on Friday

 1.  Went to watch a baseball game with Greg's department from work.  C and SJ loved eating treats and watching the game  playing at the playground.


2.  C is taking a ballet/tap/tumbling class this summer, just for fun.  She had her first class this week and LOVED it!  (She is in the black leotard).
 3.  C had a stomach flu this week.  When I asked her if she was feeling better she said, "No my tummy is still all germy."  Another funny from C:  She snuggled up in bed with me one night and said "Now I'm all cozied up!"

4.  I just love a baby fresh out of the tub!
5.   I love the Farmer's Market!  Here are my spoils from this week...

Jun 10, 2011

5 on Friday

1.  Had chocolate fondue with strawberries for dessert

2.  Swimming lessons update:  C is working on freestyle, backstroke, and rotary breathing (kind-of).  I love seeing her improve and I especially love seeing this grin on her face every time she is in the pool.
3.  Had lots of fun on a visit to the children's museum.  Here are the girls in the vintage train and then the edible schoolyard, "mud pie" kitchen (see below).

4.  Miss Independent:  wants to dress herself, which usually end up in 5 or 6 pieces of clothing bunched up around her waist... this time she skipped over her dresser drawer and went straight for the dirty laundry basket.

5.  New hairdo's:  pigtails for SJ and short layers for C

Jun 3, 2011

5 on Friday

1.  My new toy
I told C not to touch it... only Mommy can play it.  
C:  How about when I grow up, then can I play the guitar?
Me:  Sure!
C:  Oh! Then SJ will have two Mommies!

2.  "Slippy Slide" (Slip-and-slide)
When we left for the beach the temps were in the 70's.  When we got home they were in the high 90's, and have remained that way for the majority of the week.  HELLO summer! We have gotten out the slip and slide 4 out of the last 5 days.

3.  SJ's funny book:  She calls the shower the "showie."  (First syllable is pronounced correctly, but she can't say her "r" on the 2nd).  IPA, for any other singing nerds out there... [show i]

4.  Clara's favorite movie, lately, is The Sound of Music. I also got her a CD of the soundtrack and I love to look in on her while she is listening to it during "rest time" in her room... singing the songs and acting out the movie.

5.  Memorial Day:  Had a fun cookout with friends.  Thought about Greg's brother (Jeff) and his family who sacrifice a lot for him to serve in the military.  Thankful for them and all of the others who make sacrifices for our freedom.