Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Madelyn has been taking dance the past few months and is in absolute LOVE!  Her recital was a few weeks ago.  These pictures are all from the dress rehearsal.  It was adorable.  The girl has skills.  She wants to be a ballet teacher when she grows up and I think she has a great chance.

They danced to two Lion King songs, The Circle of Life and I Just Can't Wait to be King.  There's a video I'll try and add here soon.  

Just Pictures

Summer is in full swing here.  We're into week two of summer vacation and I can honestly say I'm enjoying having these little people home with me.  Dennis has three weeks off too, so we're getting lots of good together time in.  We haven't had any big adventures.  Just trips to the pool and the library.  I'm working hard not to be bothered by the clutter that comes along with three kids home all the time.  The girls are getting along (for the most part) and Sammy boy is just along for the ride (although he gets into everything and requires constant supervision).  Happy Summer!

Madelyn with her awesome preschool teacher Mrs. Roseberry.  We love her.
Last day of kindergarten.  Frog was a gift from Mrs. Roseberry and is now named Mrs. Roseberry.

At the children's museum in Fredericksburg.

Maddy and I went on a date to Michaels, Target, and Sweet Frog.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Truth be told, these two love each other.  Yes, they bicker.  They complain when things aren't fair (aka completely, exactly, totally the same).  They nag and annoy each other.  But they are the best of buds.

With school in the picture, the girls miss each other.  I can tell because on the weekends and in the evenings, they are all about playing together.  (No, they probably wouldn't admit it).  In the past week, they've each gone to bed without the other and complained about being lonely. 

If one gets a treat, she requests a treat for her sister.  They make each other laugh.  Madelyn asks me to open the car window when we drop of Elyse so she can yell bye.  Elyse praises Madelyn's writing attempts.

There's competition.  Madelyn asks why she can't run as fast as her sister. Why she can't write and read.  Why she's not as big.  It's tough to be the little one.  

Elyse gets jealous when Madelyn does something fun during school, or sleeps in my bed.

But at the end of the day, when they're up in their room together and doing something silly like karate lessons (Madelyn teaches Elyse) or horse rides (Elyse is the horse) or secret spy plans, I'm so thankful these two have each other.  And that we have them. 

I told Elyse to get her hair out of her face so Maddy put her hair in.