Saturday, March 26, 2011

who are we defeating today?

each game day, Anna wakes with the sparkle of competition in her eye, "who are we defeating today?" she asks.  a funny question since we don't keep score and even if we did, the defeating has been done almost exclusively by our competitors.  but it's the enthusiasm that counts right?
 incidentally, if we were keeping score today we really would have defeated the lasers, with special thanks to Anna and her 2 goals!!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

rain, rain!

we had a little weather this weekend.  soccer was cancelled, but these girls still had a blast.  they put on they're seldom used rain boots and jumped around in the puddles! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

cowgirl camp!!!

while i was at youth conference this weekend, Jason had a daddy-daughter date with the girls.  Anna decided they would have"cowgirl camp." i came home to a s'mores party by the fire, and a tent set up in the back yard.  these little cowgirls were having a blast:

after the s'mores, we put the girls to bed and had a little cozy fire time.  Avery started calling about 10pm, she did not want to sleep in the tent.  so, i agreed to make the sacrifice to sleep inside in my own bed, while Jason got to party it up at cowgirl camp all night!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

dancing time!

i had an sd card go bad, and misplaced another.  so far, haven't noticed anything crucial missing.  i'm pretty good about backing up files right away.  however, i'm not sure if i had photos of the girls' dance recital or just video?  at any rate, here are some photos of the dance class they did in the fall, and a video (okay, maybe someday the video will upload)  of their latest recital:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Maddie graduates!!!!!

this pregnancy has been doing a number on my brain and body.  i can't remember anything and most days i really wish i could stay in bed and ignore all my various responsibilities.  (luckily i feel much better once i just bite the bullet and get up!)  anyway, due to this condition, i have chosen to bring only the camcorder to several of our family events over the last  couple of months.  one of those was Madeline's "graduation" from Apples to Zebras.  when  i went to get those images off the camera, i realized i had only taken photos with this when she "graduated" the first time back in November.  that event never even hit the blog!  seeing this photo reminded me a little bit of why:  (notice the crutches in the left corner)  
 "oh yeah," i thought, "that was kind of hard too!"  anyway, enough about me.  Madeline enjoyed her first turn as a big preschool girl this year.  she had her big program, singing, reciting poetry, showing us all she learned all term.  she knows it all, but does not relish the spotlight.  her expression is priceless as she methodically goes through the carefully memorized verses.  no smile, no gleam of recognition of the audience.  just a chin up, let's get this over with, performance.  and that's one way to get things done!

 and again in March.  this time all grandmas and grandpas were there, so she gave a little wave upon seeing us in the crowd. other than that, it was all business as she sang about zoo animals, springtime, and flowers! 

the big school girl decided to take a hiatus for the rest of the  year, she prefers the "joy school" we have at home for Anna.  so, i think we'll stick to that format next year too!