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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 2017

Madden hanging in his classroom with all his buddies

On a adventure hike at Torrey Pines with Dad.

Just hanging out in Carlsbad Village.

Skylar's Dance Recital 2017

This year has really been a exciting year for Skylar and her dancing.  First off we were able to get her in the same class as Sophie, something has as wanted for a couple years now.  I think being in class with her friends definitely helped her a bigger appreciation for dance.  She also requested we added another class to her weekly schedule so we put her back into ballet after a year off.  She spent more hours at the dance studio than ever and I must say she never complained once about going.  Even at night when we would ask her about her favorite parts of the day, dance was always one of them.  

With Recital Weekend finally arriving we all couldn't be more excited to see all of Skylar's hard work on stage.  This year she was going to be performing in four different dances, meaning she was going to be on stage ten times over the weekend.  

Ballet - Swan Lake

Ballerina Beauties.

Jazz - Jump for my Love

Tap - Eye of the Tiger

The girls had the best support system this weekend by having the best grandparents cheering them on.  My Dad got us an RV so we BBQ all weekend long in between each of the girls dances.  Made the weekend extra special.

Mary Poppins was the theme for this years Father/Daughter dance.   Jake and Skylar shined this year and even got themselves a small solo part.  

Madden was the best supporting little brother.  He sat through three shows (did fall asleep during one), and was always the loudest one cheering his sister on.

We were even lucky enough to get Aunt Sherry down for the weekend.  

Ms. Kaitlyn, the girl's Jazz instructor.

Backstage with the Room 3 Crew.  

Skylar, Savannah, Sophie and Mabel.  

There is nothing better than seeing the joy on Skylars face that dance brings her.  When we are backstage and her number is called the smile is priceless.  I can't wait to see what this next year with dance brings our little girl.

Butterfly Farm Field Trip

This year Madden's preschool got a new director who wanted to start doing field trips for the kids, so last week Madden experienced his first field trip to the Butterfly Farm.  

The boys were super excited.

Then they got a little too excited and Ms. Tanya had to give them a little talking too before we started.

Room 2.  

The field trip started off with a powerpoint presentation that was WAY over the kids heads.  I kind of felt bad for them, but they were so good and sat through the whole thing.

After the 25 minutes of boredom the kids got to go into the butterfly farm where they were able to get up close and personal with 100s of butterflies.  The kids were so good and followed all the rules and just admired all of the beautiful butterflies.

I would definitely consider our first field a huge success.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I had a wonderful Mother's Day morning with the kids making me my first ever breakfast in bed.  They both put together a menu and took my order like a real restaurant.  I ordered eggs, sausage, toast and a side of mango.  Skylar was the waitress while Madden was the chef.  They came up and check on me a couple times and I got to lay in bed until 8:00 AM after my delicious meal.   I couldn't of asked for anything more!

Being their Mom is the greatest gift I will ever receive.  

Moms & Muffins

I love starting my Mother's Day weekend off by celebrating Moms & Muffins at preschool.  This one was extra special/hard seeing that it is my last one ever.  

Madden made me a beautiful flower on a stem, a corsage and a painted picture frame.  

During breakfast all the kids sang this adorable "Mommy" song that brought tears to my eyes.  Since then Madden has been singing it to me ever night.  

The kids also had a little trick up their sleeves as they made all the mom gets up and do their favorite dance.....the chicken dance.  

Madden, Carter, Zachary, and Cruz.

Us Moms are really lucky to have these kiddos love us the way they do.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Skylar's 7th Birthday

WoW......Where have the last 7 years gone?!?!?  I can't believe we are celebrating my sweet Skylar's 7th birthday.  I'm pretty sure all my birthday post start off in disbelief that she is growing up so fast.  For this years birthday party I wanted to do something a little extra special.  I have been itching lately for a party bus and ran the idea by Skylar who was all for it, even though I have a feeling she had no clue what a party bus was.  Before boarding Skylar gave all her friends glow everything so they could light up the bus.

Once the bus started moving the party starting popping.  Skylar put together her own playlist of her favorite songs.

We couldn't get Madden to join in on the dancing because he wanted to stand guard of the door so he didn't leave his post the whole ride down.  He said he wanted to be the first person off the bus.

Some parents even joined in on the party bus fun.

The bus took us for lunch at Corvette Diner. 

The girls played arcade games, ate, and played the limbo.

During lunch they got straws in their hair and we finally got Madden to give us a couple dance moves.

After games they girls were taken into the main restaurant where they did the chicken dance in front of the entire restaurant.  Madden wasn't having it...haha!

We all sang Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl and the girls enjoyed shakes, cupcakes and a tower of cotton candy.

We headed back on the bus to go home where the girls dances some more, enjoyed the views and discovered the champagne glasses.

It was such a fun day for everyone who was there and Skylar said she had the best time ever, which in the end is all that I wanted.  Happiest Birthday to the most amazing 7 year old!