Tuesday, July 22, 2008

They're Getting Really Good at This!





Here are pics of the girls during and after they finished a birthday gift for a friend. The party is this afternoon so we've been working to make two Disney Princess pillowcases for the birthday girl and her sister. We went for the original gift this year!! Monica and Maria did an awesome job with the sewing!;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Phantom of the Horse Op'ry








Monica spent 3 days a week for 4 weeks practicing with other kids in the area for a performance of "The Phantom of the Horse Op'ry" through our local kids' community theater program. She loved it! She played a saloon/chorus gal and a lady in the town. The play is a comedic-melodrama which is a spoof on the Phantom of the Opera. We were all surprised at how she hammed it up that evening and was very vocal and expressive for the performance. Here are a few pics.

Soccer






Molly and Lucas have been doing soccer drills with other 3,4, and 5 year olds every Monday evening since June. We have 3 Mondays left!!! Paul and I rotate weeks to stand there with all the other parents cheering on the little accomplishments they do in the 45 minutes we are there like: participating!, actually kicking the ball, putting the balls down to warm up or do other drills, running in the same direction as the other kids, and making it through the entire time without having to go to the bathroom (because that eats up at least 15 minutes!).

At least they are having fun doing this!

Plays Nicely With Others




I have to get excited when the older four kids play nicely together. Socialization occurs on a daily basis, but whether it is positive...well, sometimes I have to rejoice when it is!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jane's Baptism Day

Here is a slide show of the pics taken on the day of Jane's Baptism. It was a beautiful day. We had great weather and good food. It was nice to have so many family members present to enjoy this awesome event beginning Jane's life in our family.:)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Auntie Nora's visit






Here are a few pics of Auntie Nora's visit. It was a lot of fun to have her here, and we all had a great time visiting and hanging out. We finally got the camera out on the day she was leaving. Paul decided to grill and display his proudly grilled brats for the occassion.:)

The Quick Month of June


We just finished off a whirlwind month. June is a bit of a blur because of all the activity:


1) Monica's week-long camp

2) Auntie Nora's visit the week after camp

3) Jane's Baptism

4) Uncle Mark and Miss Carmen's visit out here from AZ and VA, respectively

5) A two week tennis clinic for the older girls

6) Monica beginning Theater in the Park

7) Soccer camp starting for Molly and Lucas


AAAAGGGGHHHH!!! It's been very busy. I'll be uploading pictures of the various things we've been doing. For now, just an explanation is all I can give. I've been so delinquent in blogging that I'm extremely backed up on photos not too mention other things as well.:) Blogging soon!!!
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