Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun Day at the Lake

We enjoyed a day celebrating one of Ari’s friends birthdays at the lake.  Ari and Ryan rode the tube behind the boat.  Ari loved it!  Ryan only rode for a moment and then he wanted back in the boat.  Alana bday_060610 91   Alana bday_060610 164 Alana bday_060610 172 Alana bday_060610 179 Alana bday_060610 222 Alana bday_060610 240 '

Mr. Sonny helping Ryan

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Guess who also danced?

My sweet cute boy made a guest appearance on stage as a little green Martian!  The boys were adorable in their dance!!!!!!Dance 2010_060310 708 Dance 2010_060310 709

Ari’s Dance Recital

Arianna did so great in her recital!  She tried really hard not to look at the teacher on the side! She and the other 3 girls in her class had so much fun together!dance recital 20_060510 19 Dance 2010_060310 681    Dance 2010_060310 723 Dance 2010_060310 726 Dance 2010_060310 745 Dance 2010_060310 747 Dance 2010_060310 748   dance recital 20_060510 17 dance recital 20_060510 18

Daddy Daughter Dance

One of my most favorite things about Step Ahead Dance Studio, is their Daddy Daughter Dance!  Each year they have one dance where the dads dance with their girls.  This year the recital theme was space and the dance was Star Wars.  For several Saturdays prior to the recital, the Dads and girls meet together to learn the dance and practice.  Arianna loves doing this with Chris. 

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It is so encouraging to see all of these grown men who most wouldn’t dare get on stage but for their little girl, they sacrifice! 

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Chris and Ari did a great job dancing together in the recital!!!!!

NC Homeschool Conference

A quick word about the homeschool conference…It is in Winston Salem every year the last week in May.  I highly recommend you go…whether you homeschool, are considering homeschooling, wonder why us crazy people homeschool or you just want to improve your parenting skills.  It is jam packed with practical advice for all parents! 

We had a great time learning, re-affirming our decision, growing spiritually, spending time with our families and just enjoying being together!  I always leave the conference feeling inspired and desiring to be a better Christian, Mommy and Wife!

Happy Birthday Honey

We went to the homeschool conference and the kids stayed with Nana.  Arianna and Ryan planned a surprise party for Chris while we were gone. 

They picked out the presents, wrapped them and decorated for the party.  They were excited about encouraging Daddy!

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Ari settled the presents down nice and cozy.  Chris 35 bday d_052810 120 Chris 35 bday d_052910 47

It is hard to light 35 candles without burning yourself:)Chris 35 bday d_052910 52

Ryan is so happy to have Daddy back!

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They are excited to share their presents with ChrisChris 35 bday d_052910 68

Ryan picked out a Mario shirt for Chris:) Ari got him tools.Chris 35 bday d_052910 71 Chris 35 bday d_052910 72

When we got home, we had our own family party on his actual birthday.  Our family tradition is to go and do whatever the birthday person wants to do on their birthday.  Chris chose to go to McAlister's to eat. 

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Each holiday, the kids pick out a dachshund to give to Chris for the special occasion.  This year Ari picked out the Birthday Dachshund and Ryan picked out the taxi dachshund. 

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Bridging Over to Brownies

Here is Arianna in my going to her last Daisy meet with my old Brownie uniform. 

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She had her end of year picnic (ended up being indoors due to rain) and her bridging over ceremony.  I am so proud of my new brownie!!

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Above is Nana and Ryan

Saying the pledge together

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Singing a song together

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Playing games together later

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They gave their troop leaders daisies to say thank you for a fun year!!Girl Scout Bridg_052310 518    Girl Scout Bridg_052310 524