Monday, June 28, 2010

Nothing but the TOOTH!

My word..... After all of her wishing and wiggling, twisting pushing and prodding the darn thing finally came out!!! Wendy has been hoping for this day to come since September 09'! We tugged since the weekend and it still refused to budge. The new one is coming in right behind it and pushing at the baby one too. Finally we took dental floss and tugged. It chose to bleed and it freaked her out. She wanted me to untie the string, but there was no way it was going to come untied; so I said let me see it and she gave me the string I gave it a swift yank and it popped out attached to the dental floss.
Man!!! I have never seen a root like that on a baby tooth!!!!!!! No wonder it has taken so many months to come out. That thing had to be pulled by someone for sure.

Leigh and Katey, thank you so much for her Tooth Fairy Doll. The tooth is snug in its little purse.



Before....

This evening.....(after)



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wendy's summer haircut.

Before.....


It has been a battle to keep long hair on Wendy for the past 4 months. I have told her that she had to at least wait until Ballet Recital was finished; because there is no way you can put short hair into a bun. She wanted it short to the neck but I had her compromise and go just below the shoulder line. I can at least still keep it in a low ponytail. Let me tell you from all the crying she does from me just trying to brush it I will love not hearing that for a while. lol
While my hair was cooking she had hers cut. The whole time she was smiling and so excited about having it done.
We got home and Holly liked it and then our neighbors liked it. Daddy came home and she walked by him and said hi dad, he did a double take. Mike tried to pay her money not to cut it. I love her hair long, but thought it would be okay for her to cut it since hair does grow back and it should be grown back by this fall at least.
While at the supper table she was looking down and Mike asked her what was wrong all of the sudden she started crying and ran to me and said "I miss my long hair" whaaaaa....... She couldn't stop crying.

Who doesn't love long hair?? It will grow back, but for now it is cute for the summer.






Evan and his haircut that has grown out a tad.
He was so happy to look just like Daddy!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mike's Father's Day Gift.

Well, on Saturday we were heading off to Baker Brothers for salads to bring home and on the way we saw a sign saying puppies for sale.I looked at Holly and said read that sign what kind of puppies? We're a family that loves dogs and we especially love looking at them. Holly said it said German Short Hair Pointer Pups, and they are AKC.On the way home with our lunch I decided to take a side trip by where they had the puppies. You see Mike has wanted this kind of dog since we lived in Dallas 22 years ago. He has recently said he still would like one so he can go hunting with him. Holly and I had a pact that we would not buy one unless it was a really good bargain. They have a tendency to ask a lot for this type of dog and with them being AKC registered we knew there wouldn't be any way. From a short distance we could see them milling around in this pen they had set up. I spotted one I liked right off and it just so happens that this one decided he would run right to us. He had to be the most gorgeous pup I have ever seen!!!! We asked all the important questions as are they good with children, do they shed, do they get along with other animals....etc. Finally the question had to come "how much?". When they said we looked at each other and said we wanted the one that came right up to us. At first she wanted cash, but who has so much on them, even though the amount wasn't horrible. Her dad came up and we looked at him and asked if he would accept a check and he said yes. Yea!!!
Once we got all of his papers and heart guard we came home with this new puppy.
Now to hope and pray that Mike really meant what he said about wanting one!
We came in and I said that lunch was home and then told Holly to go on in to the living room where Mike was. Holly walked the puppy up to him at the couch and put him on Mike's tummy. We then both said "Happy Father's Day"! His mouth opened up in shock, but not bad shock. It was love at first sight. Mike has played with this pup and every evening we have been down at our park to exercise him.
Okay, okay..... here are the photos of "Jasper".





Saturday, June 05, 2010

Dance Recital for May 2010

Wendy and I had a wonderful experience. Tuesday June 1st was Dress Rehearsal and Wendy did so very well. The only problem was that Mike and Holly had a hard time capturing both dances on video. They managed getting the tap dance that night and then on Thursday the 3rd Mike got both from way at the back of the auditorium. You can barely see Wendy from these, but she is second from the left on both dances.
Thursday night Holly opted to stay home cause she had caught a virus that she caught from me. It really has been an awful bug that starts with a sore throat, then you get this gosh awful cough, and it takes more than a week to get over! Anyway..... Mike had to watch Evan, who likes to do his own thing, and try to video the dance recital all at the same time. So, it is really shaky. I plan on buying the professional video from ALT.

I'll upload the videos anyway so you get an idea.

I myself enjoyed being backstage mom both nights. It is lots of fun getting to know the girls. Luckily in Wendy's group there are only "5" children!!!!! Totally unheard of, but this class is a two day class. Hopefully the class will remain very small. They get more one on one with the teacher and learn so much more of the Art of Ballet this way!

Wendy will be taking Ballet/Tap on Mondays and Thursdays she will be taking Tap/Bebop. Evan will be taking on Monday morning with me in Mommy and Me class then on Friday with Preschool age. Holly will be taking Ballet on Friday morning before Evan's class and then "helping" Ms. Bluejeans with Evan's class. The plan is to help get Evan use to being away from me some. We have accomplished one good thing and that is Evan is finally very bonded to me. For those of you who have followed from Evan's Gotcha moment on Evan refused me pretty much and really didn't want anyone, but preferred Mike and especially Holly to me. He still "highly" adores Holly.

A very good note: I was able to get Evan into a good Preschool Program for the fall! He got the last morning slot for the 3 year olds. I don't want to push him in with the four year olds for now and luckily they don't allow him to enter the 4 yr. old class unless he is 4 on or before Sept. 1st just like the school district. Plus this is a half day program which will be better since he hasn't ever been away from me or family in general, and this will help with him being able to go to dance on his own eventually.

Lots going on and many things keeping us busy, but luckily there is some down time for now. I've managed to start up my hobby of sewing back up! Yea!!!! I made Wendy a little sun dress and am working on cutting out shorts for both her and Evan for our vacation.

Now for the Ballet photos and Video.....














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