Saturday, June 11, 2011

At Least Someone Enjoyed It

This morning, E asked us if they could run through the sprinklers this afternoon.

Apparently, though, it was too cold for 2/3 of them.

Oh, well. At least one of them enjoyed it.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

A Good Day

E had her spring music performance this morning, so Mr. Einstein took the morning off from work.

I know!

It was wonderful!

We all went over to watch, then came home, and then decided to take everyone out to lunch. Including E. So, back to school we went to sign her out for little bit.

It was such a relaxing morning!

And, I totally needed it.

This last year has been such a whirlwind of activities, upheaval, worry, and stress. It was nice to have had this one morning, this one unexpected time, with just my little family.

It's been a good day.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

An Evening with Friends

We swap babysitting with some friends of ours, and May was our month to watch the kids.

Between our two families, we have 6 kids:
3 girls and 3 boys, ages 7, 4, 3, 2 1/2, 2, and almost-1.

It was (finally) beautiful that day, so we went on a walk.
With 6 kids.
3 walked, 2 strolled, and 1 was carried.

We ended up at the school next door to play and play.

It was a fun afternoon/evening!
Thank you, Ben and Heidi, for letting us watch your kids!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011


Every year, our small town has a big celebration over Memorial Day weekend.

And every year, our small dance studio puts on a big performance at the amphitheater.

Both the girls dance with Dance FX, run by Toby and Rosalie Black (I second-shoot weddings with Rosalie).

They offer a wide assortment of dance classes,

from Tiny Tots (ages 2-3):

(I have no idea what this little girl is doing, but her expression is priceless! And that's Rosalie with her)

to cheerleading:

(They cheer with the high school cheerleaders.)

to big girls' hip hip:

to jazz:

(That's C!)

to lyrical jazz:

to little boys' hip hop:

to Irish dancing:

to big boys' hip hop:

(Here's a random picture of E doing her hip hop; I can't figure out how to move pictures around from Picasa.)

to clogging:

I love this performance! It's by far my favorite every year.
The weather doesn't always cooperate (as you can tell from the photos; the clouds and sun were fighting that day, making it impossible for me to keep up with my camera settings), but it's a beautiful, fun setting, and free for the community to watch.

And can you tell I finally figured out how to do a watermark? Love!
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