Monday, December 21, 2009
Last night after Chad and I got back from STL (which I have no pictures of)(who wants to see us anyways??), we took the girls to see Santa and then go look at lights. I knew Ella was excited to see him, but I wasn't sure of what Lauren's reaction would be. She sat on his lap the whole time. She was a little skeptical and hesitant acting..she was very serious in most of the pictures as she was listening to him talk...but she did very well!
Smiles! Ella even gave Santa a hug at the end...and they both told him Thank you!
Last Wednesday Ella's preschool (3 year olds) and her cousin Garrett's preschool class (4 year olds) were part of the school's Christmas show. They sang a couple of songs and were part of the Nativity scene. Ella was one of the angels. We had terrible seats...so pictures are few and far between. She is the 2nd one from the right...the purple angle. :)
Garrett is in the white shirt in front of the microphone.
Last weekend Ella had her Christmas Dance Recital. Our parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were able to join us for some Christmas cheer! Ella danced a tap number to Jingle Bells. She did really well, and I think compeletely enjoyed it. (She actually didn't make it on stage last Christmas...but she was a rock star this year!) This is Ella and her little friend Danielle before the show. They were so excited. Danielle is Ella's dancing partner in a picture below.
Ella is in the middle.
Danielle and Ella. They are the 4 year olds in the class.
The girls and I headed in to the bowling alley to bowl for Brady's birthday a few weeks ago. Chad was at work (surprise, surprise!), but we had a good time...and Lauren was good (surprise, surprise!) :0)
The "good" girl!
Monday, November 9, 2009
We miss our daddy! As a lot of you can relate, the girls and I have been on our own the past few weeks. So when we can, we try to make it out to the field to take lunch or just make a quick visit. Yesterday was so pretty that we took lunch and had a little picnic with Daddy!
They were running to see him. ;)
To finish off the gorgeous day we had Saturday, we headed out to my sister-in-law's house for my nephew's 5th birthday party. We had a weiner roast and a hayride. The weather was absolutely perfect. We wanted to have a hayride for Ella's birthday, but the weather just didn't cooperate. Saturday, however, was perfect. I didn't get any pics of the party, but the hayride was a hit! Above is Chad's dad and Garrett's brother, Gavin along with Ella, Lauren, Chad, and our friend, Maggie.