Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tap, Hamster Rodeo

Sorry, this wouldn't add to the last post. I tried. ha... I guess there was just too much for one post. This was the best dance they did and the best we saw that evening. Of course we are slightly bias. lol
The crowed really liked this dance and the girls were having lots of fun with it. The one little one you can't see off to the far left was just doing her own little kind of kick since she was just so small. I hope Holly got it on the video camera, cause it was just so darn cute. Notice my baby is one of the center leaders!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Finally Recital photos and Video....

This is off of Mike's camera and at first it looked like he didn't get it recorded. It only showed a smidgen and then cut off. Then I tried once more and like magic the video came together nicely. Now mind you this is Mike taking these....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our 35th LID....

I borrowed this from my friends blog. Debz, I hope you don't mind. I just can't seem to find neat things like this when I want them. Gee....)

Well once more the time has rolled around, and still no Mylie to look upon. Some days I feel like we are getting closer, but then others I feel like they are so out of reach. My China Sisters who are still waiting know what I'm talking about, and those who have waited a long time before receiving their referrals understand as well.

Here is hoping things will look up for us and everyone else soon.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Oh My Word....

Is it already time to get Wendy ready for Dress Rehearsal???

So much has happened in a months time. We had our Dance Instructor taken from us. So many are still confused by this. One day we were happy and dancing and then the next week we were told to be prepared when we went to class.... The word was our teacher had decided to retire. HUM...) That was just too weird. Someone who had been teaching and leading their department at the College here for 23 years all of the sudden before Recitals decided to RETIRE? No way!!

Once off the phone with my friend I called the teacher. She told me that they gave no reason why, but they decided to let her go. They have a reason I'm sure... Not a good one and won't tell her why she was let go. She told me and the other moms that it was not her choice to have to retire. They hired someone from Ohio so you know they had planned this for some time. The teacher had been off work for 4 weeks due to surgery and was still keeping up even from the hospital. She and I have a feeling that this may have been it not to mention one mom who kept calling and causing trouble.

Why couldn't they just allow this teacher the courtesy of finishing her year with her kiddos and seeing them enjoy their recital?????? The once that are suffering right now are the children. Poor Wendy goes to practice and once home says I don't like that new teacher I miss Ms. L. I tell her I know I miss her too, but next fall we will be taking from her once again under a new location. We just love her so much.

Sad thing is this was Wendy's first year for Dance of any kind and she was just loving it. She has potential as her teacher has said. When a child is enjoying something so much and something like this happens you worry if it will make them not want to ever dance again. Luckily we have kept it pretty up beat. Ms. L was wanting all of us to stay up beat about things for the children's sake.

I plan on taking plenty of photos and video. My Wendy can dance! I just hope that she doesn't get stage fright. Wish us luck. The Recital is on Wednesday night; so more to come.....


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day !

First of all we want to wish our Mothers a Very Happy Mother's Day! I wish I could be able to see my mom and I know Mike would have loved to have see his. Even though we are so far away we love you both and hope you had a wonderful day.

Mom, so good to talk to you today. I'm grateful to my brothers for visiting you today. It is hard being the only daughter and being so far away. I love you very much!

I had such a wonderful week/weekend. Lacy came up from Dallas to be with us for her birthday/mothers day visit. Lacy's birthday was on the 4th, and of course Mother's Day being today. I was allowed to sleep in, and believe me I never do. I often wish I could, but today I did. Boy do I feel good today.
I was greeted by all three of my daughters this morning along with my husband with homemade French Toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with big beautiful strawberries. YUM! This was a treat that Wendy came up with. Mike and she read the Bernstein Bears Mother's Day, and they have the recipe in it for French Toast. Wendy has wanted to do this for the past two years, but this year she got her way and helped prepare it with Daddy's help. Gotta love that kid! I asked if they used egg beaters and the reply was no, because you know Wendy loves to crack the eggs. ha
I love all of my cards from my family. That made my day!

Finally, Happy Mother's Day to all of my Friends who have just become new mommies! Sherry, just got her baby,Cassie, on the 3rd and is spending her first Mother's Day in China, Guangzhou. Susan is spending her fist Mother's Day with Maiya along with celebrating her and Maiya's birthdays today as well. What a treat to celebrate their birthdays together and that they land the day after Mother's Day. Lynn, is also spending Mother's Day with her newest addition T. Michele, just got her son Ryan and is spending her very first Mother's Day with him as well.
To all of my other China Sisters who have children and are waiting still waiting, or who have their children and are settling in. Not to mention all of my China Sisters who are still waiting and this is their first child....) Happy Mother's Day to each and everyone of you! May all of us who are still waiting be celebrating next Mother's Day with our new little ones.

Love you all!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

My Baby is 25 today!!

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My Sweet Lacy!!!!!!!!!!!! You were my first baby, and I was so excited to become a mommy. I had waited for you for a long time. Even though you weighed 8 lbs. 8 ozs. you were so tiny and fragile to me. So unlike having a baby doll.ha Well, that evening Daddy and I had a very special meal; since the hospital was brand new they were serving lobster! Dad and I even watched "Fiddler on the Roof" that evening and when he had to leave I continued watching it. For some reason I couldn't sleep. I guess I was so excited to have you. While the movie was playing they brought you in for your feeding. You know I wonder if that is why you were so in love with Musicals. hum...
I'm so excited that your birthday present is going to be going and seeing the "Fiddler on the Roof" with Topal. It couldn't have landed any more perfect.

Wish we were with you on your birthday. We will see you very soon, and we will all have a wonderful evening believe me!

We all love you!

Mom, Dad, Holly, and Wendy
not to mention all of our little animals.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

They have her!!!

One of my very dear LID China Sisters, Sherry, has her daughter. I'm so over the moon for them!!! You must go and check her blog out and see. Just click here on "Miss Cassie"!!