Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In the spotlight

My dad built the kids a stage for our basement! He brought it over and set it up and the kids have hardly stepped off it since! It's complete with a curtain, rope light around the front, and spotlights up on the ceiling.

Here is Jess trying it out.
Syd and Man dancing
Syd giving it a whirl
And here are my parents, their dog Roxy, and the kids sitting on the stage. Don't I have the best parents ever?! Thank you!

Here we go!

Syd had her first dance competition! Her team won 2nd place in one of her dances! She got to bring a trophy home and it is now her most prized possession. There are 2 more competitions and 2 more performances before the end of the season. She is loving the dancing and spending so much time with her friends, and I have so much fun watching her perform with that beautiful smile on her face. She is getting so good!

This is Syd and her friend after the performance.
Syd dancing!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Working mom

I am very lucky to have a job where I can work from home. I usually put in my hours after the kids go to bed (my most important job), but sometimes I have to get some things done during business hours.
I made a phone call to Quickbooks to get some questions answered and the kids were fine eating their cereal at the table. By the time I actually got talking to somebody on the phone the kids were done eating and were playing with each other. Still happy, so I didn't pay attention. I should have...

They got the milk and straws out and started blowing! Just over 1/2 gallon of milk used and once all the bubbles popped, guess where the milk ended up. Yup, on the floor. They had so much fun and we were all laughing so hard (once I got off the phone)! The girls did clean it up the best they could, and they had a fun time teaching Kayman a new skill. The joys of motherhood!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Burrito holder

More random proof of Syd's creativity. This is a crisp burrito from Taco Time that Syd put in the handle of the car while she rode her bike...