Monday, October 10, 2011
The AWESOME Hogwarts cake Mike and I created. Hagrids hut is on the left, and the spiders are headed to the forbidden forest across the way. 2 small lakes, a pathway leading to the castle that is up on a 3 tier hill, and rice kripy quidditch area made a small boy very happy. And it tasted yummy too!
And the smile says it all. I had convinced him that all the stores were sold out of Diagon Alley, and that it was too expensive anyway. So the very last present he opened was the one he had been asking for all along.
Happy 7th birthday Nicholas!
You are incredibly funny, super smart, and a great LEGO builder. You love your brand new baby sister with a fierceness, and can't stop hugging, kissing, and touching her. Even when sick.
We love you!
Emma 5 weeks old
We finally had some nice weather here, and the kids and I decided to take advantage with a trip to the zoo. While we always go to see the Red Pandas, Meerkats, and Elephants first, this time we went the opposite way and saw the birds, zebras, and the children's zoo. Emma spent most of the trip asleep.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Katie got asked to audition for the dance studio's pre-professional program that they have started up again this year.
And of course, she made it. So now she has ballet 5 days a week with the ballet master, who teaches the company girls. She is already showing much improvement and learning a great deal after only 2 weeks.
And of course, she was excited to receive a letter this summer, telling her that she would begin pre-pointe classes this fall. After 2 classes, she is beginning to get used to the feel of these rock hard shoes. The same as a pointe shoe but without the strong shank, so they don't go up on their toes yet.