Monday, May 25, 2009

Everybody loves a Parade. Especially when Noah is in it!!

Here is my Noah in his first parade. He is one of only two sixth graders who were asked to march with the seventh and eighth graders. You will have to look very closely to see him. He is carrying a big bass drum, and is next to a very tall kid! Go Noah!!! Who Rocks the House?? Noah Rocks the House!! Mom is very proud of you buddy!!!!

Happy Memorial Day. May God bless and protect the troops past and present who serve to defend our country and our freedom. May He welcome with open arms our fallen heroes, and provide comfort and peace to their families.

God is good. All the time.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dancing Queen....

Could it really get much cuter than this?  I have posted this to death on Facebook, but I hope to someday print out my complete blog so my kids can see what I was thinking as we bumbled through life together, so I feel compelled to post in honor of Ruby's dance recital.

They were adorable!  Much to my amazement, Ruby seemed to suddenly remember her dance during the recital, however her classmates did not, so poor Ruby just had to shake her pom pons in frustration at the others as they stood there looking at one another.

My favorite part of the evening.... when the curtain opened, and the whole audience gave an audible "AWWWWWWWWWWW" as they saw the six tiny dancers on the stage. My Ruby being the tiniest of them all.  :) (Yes I know there are only five here, this was dress rehearsal!)  
Ruby had a huge audience, Grandpa Tim, Granny, Nana, Grandma Janice, Bubba, Michelle, Dad, Noah, Ricky, Matthew, Clara, and of course her adoring mommy.  I think I spent more on tickets than I did for the second semester of dance class.  :)  It was worth every penny.  Ruby was so excited and proud when she saw all those people who came to watch her.  Here's Ruby with her Nana.
And Ruby with her Grandpa Tim and Great Granny....
And best of all, Ruby with her very proud Mommy....

Ruby is already looking forward to her dance show next year.  She's discovered "Dem zoos dat make dat clicky sound!"  (Tap shoes!!!)

God is good.  All the time.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Daddy is a Prince?!

The girls have taken to looking at pictures around the house and asking who is who.  For the most part I am pretty confident in my answers.  The boys seem to all look rather similar in their photos.  I guess there is no denying they are brothers.  

Today Clara found our wedding picture hanging on the hall wall.  She asked me to take it down so she could look at it.  Her first response was "Ohhhhh mommy.... you yook yike a pincess".  Ruby quickly agreed and after a moment of looking at each other quizzically, Clara said "Daddy is a prince?" 

 I fought off the urge to laugh, as it at times seems just as unbelievable to me, but I then answered with love in my heart, and hopefully in my voice as well and said, "Yes girls.  Daddy is my prince, and I love him very much."

Yes girls, fairy tales are real, and someday your prince will come, and we'll all live happily ever after.

God is good.  All the time.