Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Dance Recital 2010

Ella had her spring dance recital on Saturday.  This time she did two dances and she did GrEaT!!  We are all so proud of her.  She really loves dance and even teaches it to her baby dolls.  Her ballet dance was my favorite and Ella knew just what to do!  She even brought tears her my eyes (her daddy's too). It was such a beautiful song and so sweet to watch the girls dance to it! She is such a natural!  She kept asking when it was her turn to go on stage!! I hope she continues to LoVe dance! (Pictures are my Ella without bangs! Boy that was a challenge!)













Our First Broken Bone

Well, my sweet boy Braden has his first broken bone. On Friday he fell off a zipline, about 10 feet, while at a birthday party.  He broke his wrist on his right arm.  At first, I was not sure how hurt he was. I was really more worried about his back then anything because he landed on his back. He was crying of course, but Braden is very dramatic, so I was not sure how hurt he was.  We immediately left the party, and on the way home I knew a visit to the ER was in our near future.  He kept saying, "Mommy, please don't turn anymore, that hurts my arm."

So, after a quick ER visit (yes, it was suprisingly quick- they usually are a nightmare) we have a temporary cast, a CD of our broken wrist, and some tylenol with codine. Tomorrow, I will call the doctor first thing to get an appointment for a cast.  I am hoping for a waterproof one since Disney is only 6 weeks away!!! 

Braden is being such a trooper with this all, bue he has a high tolerance for pain!!  We still have two weeks left of baseball, but he will have to watch from the bench!  Karate testing is next Saturday, too!  But, we will have to see what the doctor says tomorrow. I will keep you updated!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ella's Birthday and Mother's Day

What a fun weekend we have had!  Ella's birthday party was Saturday!  We had a quiet, little party with just family and close friends.  She had a blast playing with Braden and Jameson on her new tater-tot! (teeter totter)  Ella wanted a princess party again this year so that is what we did since she is our little princess.




Today, we went to church, out to lunch and then finishing on the dock. Ella had to try out her barbie fishing rod!! She caught a few within a few seconds of throwing it into the water everytime for about 15 minutes! She was super excited!


Happy 4th Birthday, Ella!

My sweet Ella,

I cannot believe that you, my sweet girl, are  4.  I still remember the day you were born!  What a sweet, pretty little girl you have become.  You love to sing, dance and play with your babies.  You love to have "real" baby stuff for your dolls- diapers, bottles.  The play kind just will not do!  What a great little dancer you are.  You even love to play "dance studio" at home.  I love the way you put little stickers on the floor for your "kids" to sit as you teach them!
       You are so lucky to have so many people that love you to pieces.  You absolutely adore your Papa and Maka, and you have to know exactly where Papa is at every moment!! I love how you think that he plays golf with Tiger Woods everyday!!!  You are too funny!! Everyone who meets you talks about your pretty smile and your caring heart!  You are my outside kid and you would stay out there all day if I would let you! I am so proud of the adorable, thoughtful little girl you have become.  I absolutely love being your mom and am enjoying every moment of it!! (but slow down just a little :)

Love,
Mom

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Our Weekend


Braden had his first karate tournament this weekend.  He only did sparring, but he ended up placing second.  I was soooo proud of him!! I could not believe some of the moves he was doing.  I would not want to make him mad!! HA! HA!  He was very proud of himself, which is a good self-esteem booster for him.  For those of you who know Braden well, he is a perfectionist, and this often times causes him to get upset with himself.  We have to do lots of talking about the fact that not everyone is perfect.  His trophy is as tall as he is and he has carried it around with him for 2 days!! :) 








Today, we did our usual Sunday of getting laundry finished and the house cleaned.  Then we played outside this afternoon and the kids tried out the new sidewalk paint.  I ordered this as party favors for Ella's party Saturday, so I wanted to try it out.  Works pretty good, and I even found the homemade recipie online. I will have to make some soon.  The evenings playing outside with the kids, eating on the porch, and fresh veggies from the garden make he wish summer was here!!  Cannot wait for my break and all the time I get to spend with my kiddos!!!