Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Children's Choir

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Brynn and Blake both participated in our church Christmas Presentation this weekend. Brynn had her first solo ever. She did a great job and we are very proud of her. Blake participated in his last year as a member of the Pee-Wee choir. Watch out big show...he is ready for you next year.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sister House Tour

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Yesterday for Columbus day Ryan and I went over to see the house in Sisters. It is just about finished. Just needs some final touches and carpet and countertops. I was hoping this would be a good way to share the house with family by putting here on the blog. Excuse the very bad commentary throughout. I thought I was being helpful, when really I was just annoying.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Preschool Graduation



videoBlake graduated from preschool yesterday. What a big day for him. He was so proud of himself and we were very proud too. At the beginning of the year he didn't even want to be at preschool. A few times he ran out of the class in order follow me to the car. By the end of the year Blake would run into the class in order to be the teachers "first customer." It was a great growing up year for the little guy. He is ready for the big Kindergarten next year.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blake's New Clubs


Mom and Dad bought Blake a big boy set of golf clubs and they carry like a backpack. He is very proud of them and has had the opportunity to try them out twice now. Here is a shot of him walking to the driving range sporting the new set. That boy just loves to do anything that involves sports. Thanks Monie and Bapa!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dance Recital

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This is the big weekend. Brynn has been working all year for the performance at The Historic Elsinore Theatre. Here is the video of The Grand Ballroom. Notice the lovely costumes. Each group had pretty elaborate costumes. Good job, Brynn!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Awesome 3000!











The much anticipated event for our family "The Awesome 3000" happened on Saturday. Blake has been "training" for this event for the past 6 weeks. This means running - because The Awesome is a race. So he has been running in the house, running with me and the dogs and running everywhere he can. He even had to run around the shoe store to make sure his new running shoes were "fast enough." Brynn hasn't been running as much, but she has P.E. four days a week and they do a lot of it there. Anyway, the big event came with new tee shirts and a trip to Bush Park to meet up with 3000 other kids for the big race. Brynn's event was with the first grade girls probably about 200 of them. We checked her in for the race (which she sort of panicked and looked at me a little worried) and went to the grand stands to watch. They did some warm ups in the football field and then lined up for the shot gun start. I kept worrying about whether or not she would be too hot in her sweatshirt or not. She started the race and then was out of site. After several minutes some of the girls started to return for the track. We anxiously awaited our Brynnie. Then after about half the girls were in, Brynn came a running in carrying her sweatshirt. She was running so hard. She crossed the finish line. Yeah! We were cheering for her and so proud of her. Blake's race in the preschool division was a little different. He just had one lap around the track to do. Apparently they let the parents race with them. He told me that he didn't want me to run with him because I "was too slow." So in a huge pile of people we made our way to the start. Another shot gun and he was off around the track. I ran to the finish line and didn't even see him run or cross it. Therefore no pictures of the little guy. He was too fast, for mom. His comments to me after the race were, "that was too short - I wanna run far like Brynn did, I fell in a bunch of kids and got up and kept running, a guy pulled my arm (don't know what that was about)." Anyway both kids are really proud of their meddles and had a very great morning. We were proud parents and loved every minute of watching our kids.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Dairy Farm






It was back to the dairy farm with Blake and his preschool class. When I say "back" I mean I had been there with Brynn a few years ago and now it was Blake's turn. They had really improved there little tour. This year the tour included feeding a baby calf a large bottle of milk, watching the milking of the cows and a hay ride. Much to our shock one of the mommy cows in the nursery area was about to give birth. They called the kids over to watch the baby cow come out. There are three boys in Blake's class and all of them were very into watching the cow. The girls however were very grossed out by the process and were crying and covering their little eyes. The one thing I was surprised by was how BIG the baby cow is. Wow! It looked very painful for the mom to deliver a large black lab size cow. Crazy . . . and this has brought on lots of questions about how the mom got the baby in there and other things. I guess it is a good life lesson. Anyhow, the Dairy was fun. Hope you enjoy the pictures. I unfortunately don't have any of the actual birth. Too gross for me!