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Girls, Girls, Girls

The girls and I followed Jason into our bedroom while he was doing his little rituals after coming home from work. He snapped this picture and I love it so much. Do not let Jason ever tell you otherwise, he loves every second of being surrounded by the three of us.

One Year Ago Today: 13 Week Ultrasound


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Cady and Hadley have been interacting more and more lately. It is easily my favorite thing in the world. I want nothing more than for them to be the best of friends as they grow up. I was able to catch them earlier this week playing together. It is actually more like Cady was playing WITH Hadley. She is like her own living, breathing baby doll.

Hadley was a good sport, but soon the make over became tiring.

I’m not sure she was a fan of the final outcome.

One Year Ago Today: Empty Playroom


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A little dirt never hurt

I love what a paradox my little girl is. Still wearing a full face of makeup from her recital earlier in the day, she got her hands dirty, literally, while playing outside that evening.

I wouldn’t trade my little tomboy for anything. Best of both worlds.

One Year Ago Today: 27 Months

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Dance Recital 2011

Ok get ready. This is going to be a picture heavy post. I took a lot of pictures and a lot are similar but I can’t pick just one or two. Sorry.

Cady’s first year of dance has culminated in her very first recital.

Friday night, was dress rehearsal. This was our opportunity to take pictures of the actual dance. Flash photography was not allowed during the real recital. We will have access to pro pictures later, which I will of course post here.

Kendall, Kate and Cady waiting to rehearse

The class (minus Chloe and Delaney)

The girls with one of their teachers, Miss Christine.

Ready for the dance to begin

She did pretty good during rehearsal

And the big finish (I don’t know where Kate and Delaney ended up ???)

The next day, for the actual recital, I braided Cady’s hair really pretty and put make up on her for the first time. She was GORGEOUS. It almost made me want to put her in pageants, but then I remembered how we got irritated with each other during the hair part. Mom, how did you ever do pageants with me as a toddler and not toss me out the window?

Me and my pretty girl

Cady and Kendall

Kendall gave Cady a hug. So precious.

Sweet Cady Girl

We had to be there 1 hour before the recital began. So we waited a bunch

Kate, Delaney, Kendall and Cady

Recital happened to fall during nap time for most of the girls, so we had to keep them well entertained for that hour or mass chaos could have ensued. I will say they all did surprisingly well.

We made sang nursery rhymes and played I Spy and made faces. Whatever we had to do to keep them in one spot and happy.

Their teacher, Miss Bri, came and sat with them for a little while. Do you think the girls love her?

Bri is wonderful with them. She has so much patience to deal with a group of  seven spirited 3 year olds.

Cady making a Cady face

They went up on stage and did their routine.

Cady did better at rehearsal than she did at the actual recital. But she had fun. She was Cady through and through.

I took a video. Um…. to say my video skills are lacking is a major understatement. I come by it naturally because almost every video my mom ever took of my activities as a child looks strikingly similar. Sorry. We ordered a DVD and hope to have it before we come home at the end of the month to show everyone.

Here it is in all it’s glory.

Afterwards, her Daddy gave her a beautiful bouquet of roses.

Mommy and Daddy are so proud of our little ballerina

We are also so proud to be a part of the fabulous studio we belong to. Sandy and her family are wonderful. This is the first year for Define Dance and Arts, and we feel blessed to be a part of it. Ms. Sandy, Miss Bri, Miss Christine and everyone else at Define, thank you so much for making Cady’s first experience with dance so wonderful. We are looking forward to this Summer and trying out some fun new classes.


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39 Months

Happy 39 Months Cady Cupcake!

Cady’s sense of humor has really started showing recently. She surprises Jason and me sometimes with how she can joke. She will change up words to saying and songs to make them funny. And a lot of the time they actually are.

I am afraid we are entering into a bad phase. She has been talking about monsters and ghosts a lot lately. Last night she got up several times in the night complaining that there was something scary in her room. I’m sure every kid goes through this phase. I am very anti kids sleeping in my bed. So Jason and I took turns getting up with her, putting her back to bed and calming her down a little. Hopefully this is a short lived phase for everyone’s sake.

She is still doing the “Why?” thing a lot. And I hate to be the “Because I said so.” parent, but her “Why’s?” have crossed over into the back talking territory. When I ask her to do something or stop doing something she automatically replies with why. So, “Because I said so.” or “Because I told you to.” has been used a lot lately.

We are still practicing writing letters. She has the sounds of letters down really well, so we have moved on to spelling out short words and sounding them out. I think all of that is really advanced, so I don’t expect much to come from it at this point, but it doesn’t hurt to put the thoughts into her head.

We love you Cady Cupcake!

Two Years Ago Today: 15 Months

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Carnival Day

The school year is winding down. I am getting really sad about it. We have been really lucky. Cady has two great teachers who are just so wonderful and so loving to her and the other kids. She also has some really great friends she has met in this class. I am really hoping some of them end up in the same class next year.

While it is sad, the end of school is always really fun too. Cady’s school plans really fun things at the end of the year. Thursday was Carnival Day. They had tons of really fun stuff set up outside for the kids to do.

Hadley’s schedule worked out just perfectly so I could hang out and help corral the kids. Let me tell you, keeping up with 12 three year olds is no easy task. I do not know how many times I counted to 12. Luckily, they are all really good kids and made it as easy as possible.

There was an inflatable slide and a bouncy castle. The kids had so much fun.

It wasn’t too hot since we FINALLY got some rain the night before, but it was H-U-M-I-D. So the kids went inside to get some sno cones and cotton candy. Both were big hits with everyone, but Cady didn’t like the cotton candy. She got her fill of sno cones though.

There was also a clown who was doing really cool arm painting (instead of face painting). She was amazing. She did really cute stuff and she did it quick. Cady chose balloons.

Her best buddy, Logan, chose a shark and they wanted a picture together with their masterpieces.

We went back outside and let them run around and pick between a few different things. They had lots of outdoor toys. Cady, Logan and Jaxon decided to play their own brand of horseshoes.

Ms. Nikki tried to teach Cady and Carter how to use those things (I have no idea what they are)

They sort of got the hang of it.

There were tables set up with Spin Art stations. Ms. Nikki helped Cady make some Spin Art.

After all the outdoor fun, we took the kids back to the classroom and they had a yummy lunch. I love being there for lunch because I get to see her say Grace. So precious. I took a video (sorry it of the back of her head).

What was Hadley doing during all this fun?

Sweet girl.

We have an exciting weekend coming up. Cady’s first dance recital is Saturday. As long as I have a cooperative camera, I will have pics and videos. Also, next week is Water Day at Cady’s school. I will likely be skipping Hadley’s last Kindermusik class this term, so I can be there to help out (and take cute pics).

Two years Ago Today: Now We’re Cooking

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Wordless Wednesday – Summer Begins

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You might remember this video from when Cady was around 5 months old:

Well Hadley is starting to practice her raspberry skills as well

One Year Ago Today: Big girl cups

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These are the months of the year

This is a song Cady learned at school. It features some of the lesser known months of the year such as Make and Novemby. LOL

This song gets stuck in my head very easily. I believe it might for Cady as well since she sings it almost constantly.

Two Years Ago Today: Pool Time


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Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, we met up with a couple of friends at a local Easter Egg Hunt

These girls look so sweet and demure

But in reality they are really three of the silliest (Seriously, this picture makes me laugh every time I look at it)

They did some serious egg hunting

It was so serious that Cady just sat down to gather the eggs around her

There was a petting zoo and face painting and fun things like that, but it was too hot and everyone was suffering from allergies. So we left as soon as we were through with the eggs.

And thanks to Ashlee for capturing these pics. My silly camera had some battery issues, but luckily I can always count on a good friend to provide camera back up.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

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