Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Here are the girls in front of their handmade cards and gifts right before we went upstairs to wake up Daddy(we let him sleep in till about 10, so glad we have 11:00 church this year!).
Rise and shine Daddio!
Aubrey left a few magna doodle messages around the house too:) It was so sweet.
Aubrey made signs for everyones chairs. Each one was so cute. Here is Joey's chair...
Time for gifts! So, Joey picked himself out a new weedeater/edger thingy for the yard, but I decided to get him a little extra something. He just hit his 10 year mark with T-Mobile and get this, they didn't recognize jack. He got an email congratulating him for 10 years and thats it. An email!??! That infuriated me and I know it upset him. Way to make your employees feel good T-Mobile! Anyways, I special ordered a plaque for him and I think it turned out nice(his last name is there-I just edited the photo)
Ella made about 3 or 4 cards and a "book" for Joey about the things she did while he was gone. She spent hours Saturday night creating him things. And she kept saying, "Daddys gonna love this" over and over:) Here is one of the cards that cracked me up. If you can't read it, it says "Happy Fathers Day I hope you got sleep in"
And Ella was extra thoughtful and helped Cali make Joey a gift too. She helped her color a picture and then helped her wrap up a "treasure"(a dollar and a chuck e cheese token) for him with construction paper. Later, we fixed him lunch and a yummy dinner, let him take a long nap and finished the day with a back massage. Can you tell we love this guy? We sure do. He is the best.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Dinner is never boring with a 3 year old. Kids definitely teach you to find fun in everything you do.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Last summer Ella really learned how to swim, but this year perfected her strokes. I saw huge improvements in her arms with her frontstroke and backstroke. She does it so well! And she is also super speedy. A little fish this girl is! She was lucky to have 3 of her friends in her class this year and had lots of fun. She was always smiling.
Aubrey was in Level 3 swim and graduated to Level 4! She had done Level 3 twice and was really hoping to pass this time around. The smile on her face when they told her she did pass was priceless. She has perfected her rotary breathing and can swim long distances. She can also do all kinds of strokes that I honestly don't know the name of(I never was a huge swimmer!). She looks like a pro out there! And a funny little sidenote, she had a little crush on one of her instructors:) She got into the car after the first day and said to me, "Did you see my instructors mom!?" with this little one eyebrow raised smile:) Silly girl. So while Cali disliked the boys, Aubrey was the opposite. And Ella didn't really care:) All so different!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This is funny and also totally scares the crud outta me. Tortilla face Aubrey. Don't get her angry. She may bite.
I thought it was so cute when Ella decided to put the card table and chairs on their bed at Joey's parents house. Cute until the mattress popped(just kidding)
And not only that, but Cali decided to bring a baby bumbo seat up there too. And she then crammed herself into it. And chilled with her blankie.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here is Aubrey playing her recital pieces at home. We did videotape with our actual camcorder at the recital, but that is too hard to upload to the computer(for me anyways:) So here are two clips from my digital camera. The first piece is Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov. The second is Waltzing Matilda. Enjoy!
Aubrey and her teacher, Bethany
After the recital, her teacher held a "piano auction" which she does twice a year. The kids earn music money throughout the year(for practicing, good posture, passing off songs, attending lessons, etc). Then they get to use their money to bid on cool stuff. Its a really fun idea! Aubrey won a fun movie bucket: movie, popcorn, candy and soda(and luckily she shared with us:)
And of course, Daddy brought his girl flowers. He didn't disappoint:)