Monday, July 11, 2011

Dance Portraits

I just got the girls' dance portraits and I am pretty happy with how they turned out. The girls are so cute in their costumes! The cat costumes are for their tap dance and the yellow costumes are for their musical theater number.Makenzie



Friday, July 8, 2011

Dance Recital

The girls had their dance recital a couple of weeks ago. It was very cute! It was all done in a Disney theme. The girls are in 2 classes- so they had 2 different performances. They did a tap dance to "Everyone wants to be a Cat" from the Aristocats. And then their Musical Theater class sang and dance to Zippity Doo Dah. The girls had so much fun! We took them to the salon to have their hair done. I wanted them to feel as special as I think they are. Aren't they pretty?

LOVE this one of Makenzie..

Laynee sure is looking grown up...

After the recital...

I think she liked the flowers...

We went to Olive Garden to celebrate...

Excellent day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Family Bowling Night

Kyler has been asking to go bowling for a while now. He was wanting to earn his bowling belt loop for boy scouts. So we made a family night of it and went last weekend. We are terrible bowlers (me especially) but we had a blast!

Here is my litter scout, who will be getting that belt loop!

I must be the worst bowler ever. On my last game, I actually finished with a 26. And no- that is not a typo. All of the kids beat me by a long shot! So here is my picture after I hit a pin or two. Very exciting! And the people in the next lane were getting a laugh out of my game as well!

Scott was much better than me- but that doesn't say much! lol He beat Laynee by about 8 pins, I think!

Look at this pic of Danika and just remember how happy she looks...

Laynee prooved to be a pretty good bowler! At one point, she got 2 strikes in a row!

Remember happy Danika? Well, this is Danika after she realized that the only person she was beating was mommy...

She is a very competitive little thing. Playing Wii for her always ends in tears!

All and all, we had such a good time with lots and lots of laughs!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

More from our trip...

I have more layouts that I made to showcase our amazing trip to DC and NYC...

This one is all bout the various forms of transportation that we used on our trip. Using the metro and subway was lots of fun (and kinda stressful at times too).

close up of page 1...

close up of page 2...

One of the best things that we did in NYC was walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a long and leisurely walk and after we crossed- we stopped for famous New York style pizza and home made ice cream. The views from the bridge were AMAZING!

Another day, we took a walk through Central Park.

When we were planning this trip- we spent a lot of time researching our food options. We wanted to be sure and eat lots of great food that NYC is known for! So we stuffed ourselves with bagels, cheesecake, pizza, hot dogs, etc....

Now some more from DC.....we only had time to go to 3 of the Smithsonian Museums. They were so big and amazing. I am not a museum kind of person, but I was in awe. I want to go back to DC just to spend a few more days roaming through the museums!

One morning we took the Metro out to Arlington Cemetery. I am so glad that we did. It kinda took your breath away to watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We were so excited to get tickets for a White House tour! We had to wait months to find out! But I guess we should have read the instructions when we got the tickets. We were on a tram on our way to the tour. Scott was looking at the paperwork and realized that I needed my license (i left in the hotel) and we couldn't have any bags or cameras. They would throw them away. OOOPS! Scott jumped off the tram and ran a mile back to the hotel. And it was HOT out! I was so afraid we would miss the tour or that we wouldn't be able to find each other (we couldn't have our phones). But 4 minutes before the tour started- Scott came running down the sidewalk! Even the security guards were cheering for him. And the tour? So WORTH it! (Says the person that didn't run. lol) There were only about a dozen people on the tour and it was self guided. So we got to just walk room to room and enjoy. While in the East Room- we got to stop and listen to a Baptist Choir. It was breath taking!!! No pics from inside since I couldn't have my camera. But we did go back and get pics out front. Beautiful, right?

Visiting the Supreme Court was one of my DC highlights. I was in awe of the building when I first saw it. And then I went in and I was blown away. The whole building is marble. It was gorgeous!!! Plus, we got to sit in on a short lecture that was so interesting.

That is all I have so far. I am working on the last few layouts: one from our night to see Chicago on Broadway and one from our sightseeing cruise where we went out to the statute of liberty.

I am very backed up on photo editing and posting. Pics soon from Kinder graduation, Sunsplash, bowling, etc...