Monday, October 26, 2009

Prima Ballerina

Kate started her 2nd year of ballet earlier this month. Tonight was Parent Watch Night which is always so much fun. This year she is taking Creative Ballet, which starts off with 30 minutes of tap followed by 30 minutes of ballet. Kate is already a very serious dancer. It amazes me at how much she concentrates on making each and every move perfect. And she is always looking for an audience to dance in front of. She is going to be in The Nutcracker Ballet this year as a Cherub. Rehearsals start this weekend, so I am excited to see what her part is going to be like! I know we are completely bias, but she is the cutest ballerina EVER!!
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trunk or Treat

Tonight our church held it's annual Trunk or Treat. This was our first year to attend and we had a fun time. Andrew really enjoyed seeing all of his friend's costumes. And Abby was in heaven getting to constantly pick out lots of candy! After much thought, Andrew decided that he wanted to be a magician this year. I am so glad that he thought of an original costume! And Abby is an adorable ladybug. It was fun for them to get an extra night to wear their costumes!

Happy Fall

It's that wonderful time of year again. FALL!! There are so many reasons that I love fall, but close to the top is all of the fun pictures you can take with leaves. This year seems to be the BEST year in a long time for amazing fall colors. We raked our yard this afternoon which is one of Andrew's all-time favorite things to do! Here are some cute pics!






Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Soccer Season '09

Tonight the fall soccer season came to an end. It was a very interesting year. I have to say that it is sweet relief that the season is over. Watching your son's team get beat (badly) every single game is not only frustrating but exhausting. I do have to say that there are some very good lessons to be learned from this year. Andrew said it best.."Mom, do you know why we always lose?...because we don't pay attention during practice." So, so true! We have also been enlightened to the fact that Andrew is probably not going to be the next David Beckham. He picks at his hangnails, pulls up the grass, and literally moves out of the way to let the other team have the ball. At least he's polite! Unless he becomes more aggressive and motivated, this will probably be our last soccer season. It was definitely worth it, though...even if it was only for all of the fun photo ops.