A good portion of my life has been spent playing the piano for everyone else's diva moments. Now it's my turn. I invite you to accompany ME through my life's diva and, well, not so diva-like moments. It'll be entertaining. Promise.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Look what my little guy got today!!

His first big boy haircut!!! Now, I had trimmed it already a few times, but I looked at him today, and the hair was completely taking over his head, so I decided it was time. He was so good - sat on my lap and played with a comb the whole time. They gave him a little certificate (in the picture below) with a little lock of hair for a keepsake. I wasn't sure if he was even old enough for something like this, because I never had to worry about it with Kaylee - I just had fun with the pigtails and barrettes, but the poor boy needed something different than the mushroom bowl cut. When I took him to the chair, the lady plopped down the little kids seat on the big chair and I said, uhhhh, do you have anything to buckle him in, cause he won't sit still on that! She said I could hold him on my lap, so that's what we did and got hair all over ourselves in the process. I wish I would have had my camera there cause he looked so cute in the little cloth thing the put around your neck - he couldn't figure out where his arms had gone! What a man!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Check this out!!

Look at what's been happening at out house during the last few months... :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My little Tweedle

Kaylee was in a dance production of Alice in Wonderland - Through the Looking Glass a few weeks ago. She had been working so hard for it. We practiced her lines and songs every day after school and she went to extra practices every Friday and Saturday for 3 months. She had a great time, made some great friends, and did an awesome job in the play. Way to go Kay!

Ms. Alexis - Kaylee's dance teacher
Ms. Jilissa - studio owner
Kaylee and Natasha

Kaylee and Annika The fam
Mrs. Baker - Kaylee's 1st grade teacher

Goings on...

We had a wonderful visit this past week and a half with my mom and dad. They brought us some furniture and other goodies from home they had saved for us. Here are a few highlights from the visit...
Aaron's first time crawling on the sand on Padre - he's not in a bathing suit because we were only going to go for a quick foot dip in the gulf - that turned into 45 minutes of water-lovin'! My parents couldn't believe the warm gulf water temps - that's because they normally vacation in Seaside, Oregon where the water is still freezing in August!

Snoopy's - a favorite gathering with out-of-towners. My mom and dad can't get enough of this place - I lost track of the number of times they went - was it 3 or 4??? Needless to say, they LOVE fish and chips. :)

My favorite little girl checkin the water for dead fish and tadpoles.
This picture is my favorite - my mom played beauty shop every day with Kaylee and sometimes my dad and I were special guests. Kaylee was Gabriella (the shops customer), my mom was Betty (the shop owner) and Sharpay (another customer). I was Taylor (another customer), and Grandpa was Stanley the workman. Well, on this particular day, Stanley invited Taylor to a dance for a date, so Taylor got all dressed up with Stanley and off they went. My mom has the worlds best imagination, and those two spent hour upon hour in the beauty shop. They had all sorts of things for sale, from dresses, to shoes, necklaces, bracelets, crowns, and headbands. I scored with a cinderella music box for I think 10 cents! Anyway, I will have my work cut out for me keeping up with my mom on this one - thanks mom for giving Kay some great memories!
Some other highlights that didn't make the camera...
  • Kaylee and dad had a special time with the card games Uno and Sequence - many fun hours were spent there.
  • Shawn and I had the bright idea to take my dad to a Hawks game for Father's Day - didn't turn out quite as planned. I had a coupon (suprised??) and it ended up being seats on the berm (sp?) - the grassy section where you can't see the ball - but that wasn't the best part - dad wanted to buy us some food - we got 3 teeny little mugs of lemonade for $12 and teeny little tube steaks (hotdogs) for $3.25 A PIECE! On top of that, they only took cash and after pooling all our cash we were still .75 short. The salesman took pity on our poor souls and let us off the hook. What a RIP-OFF! Needless to say - a run to the border (Taco Bell) was in order on the drive home...
  • We found some nice country land out in Portland while trying to find some friends of my parents neighbors - the GPS didn't recognize the address because it was too new - I doubt my parents will think about buying a GPS anytime soon after that nightmare. :)
  • Shawn and I got to get away for a few days while my parents watched the kids - it was so nice, but photographically undocumented (did you like that one?!) because we didn't take my parents camera and mine got ruined when a water bottle spilled in my purse on Kaylee's last day of school. Soooo...we went to San Antonio to the temple and Wicked (both were awesome), then drove to Fredericksburg the next day and spent a night there in the cutest little B&B. Had some fabulous banana crepes the next morning (I am salivating thinking about them). We walked up and down main street for a few hours the next day before driving home and got to eat at a nice German restaurant. We had heard wonderful things about that town and we weren't disappointed - it was great and we'll definitely go back again.
  • We didn't quite get our fill of Pinochle and Run-em (Hearts), but had many fun late nights with mom and dad playing!
  • Mom and dad celebrated their 38th anniversary while they were here with....drumroll....a trip to Snoopys!
  • Thanks mom and dad for a great visit - you guys are awesome and WE LOVE YOU!

I have a ONE YEAR OLD!

We celebrated Aaron's first birthday yesterday with Grandma and Grandpa Wadley. He knew he was the center of attention, but like all one-year-olds, had no clue beyond that. Kaylee helped blow out the candle and open presents. It was my kind of birthday party - good eats, good company, and little to no chaos. Then we went for a short ride around the block in Aaron's new car seat that faces forward - yay! He loved seeing the world from a whole new vantage point. There are many things I love about Aaron but the one thing I will pick for his birthday is his easy-going personality. I love that it takes very little to get him to smile or laugh. As my mom says, he is such a happy baby, and we are blessed to have him in our family. Happy Birthday Aaron!