Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Preschool Graduation

Our big girl has officially graduated from preschool and will be a big Kindergarten girl next year. I honestly cannot even believe it. It has flew by way too fast. It makes me so proud to watch her. She is such a smart and outgoing little girl and is so kind to all the other little kids around her. She has learned so much and had so much fun this past year of preschool. She loved her teacher Mrs. Nelson and will miss not having her for the next school year, but is also very excited about going to the "big school".

We love you and are so proud of you Rylee-Bug. Always follow your dreams...and never give up.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bubble Time!

I love watching the kids jump around and chase after bubbles. There is something about it that just melts me. The simple joy it gives them to chase after the bubbles and stomp on them as they hit the ground or the loud giggles they let out when one lands on their hand or their face. I love everything about it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Soccer 2011

Previously I had mentioned that Rylee was in Soccer and I even posted a few pictures. She had a lot of fun and did such a great job this year. I coached her team and had so much fun doing it. Here is our team picture.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


On May 3, 2010, we went out and took some pictures of some of the cousins together. Unfortunately everyone couldn't make it at the same time but we got some cute pictures.

My Adorable Kids

On May 3, 2010, I decided to go out and take a few very quick pictures of my kids as part of a Mother's Day gift we were putting together for my mom and Brett's mom. I love these two ADORABLE little kids!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dance Recital & Gym Meet

Rylee was in both dance and gymnastics this year and loved both. She does so good at both and seems to have a natural talent for it because she catches on so well and learns things so quickly. In gymnastics, this was her first year and by February she was not only doing her backbend and kicking over but she was doing her leg-up back walkover with no problem. Which is how she broke her arm. She had them mastered and was practicing doing four in a row and one of the times she just landed wrong. She was out of gymnastics for 8 weeks because of this break and I was really worried because the gym meet was only a week and a half after she was able to return to practices. So she had one practice before the gym meet.
The gym meet and dance recital was on April 30, 2011. She had to do two of the passes, I believe, was handstand tuck and roll, front roll, rebound, back extension roll, rebound and the other pass she had to do cartwheel, one-handed cartwheel, round-off, rebound. She was barely able to do the one handed cartwheel a week before the meet and she did awesome. Anybody out there that didn't know she had a broken arm would have never even been able to tell she went without so many practices. She was up against 5 and 6 year olds. She ended up taking 1st place overall for her level and group. We couldn't have been more proud!
At the dance recital she had so much fun. She always loves getting into her costume, putting on makeup and glitter and going out there with all her friends and dancing. And boy can this girl do some awesome toe touches. She also loves that afterward she can stay and watch all the other dances. Usually after Rylee is done Brett will take Dax and head home while Rylee and I stay and watch the whole thing. Dax does not like sitting still, so 30 minutes feels like hours when trying to get him to sit there and watch.
It was a really fun year and we look forward to the next season of dance and gymnastics, which starts in about two weeks now. She loved doing both dance and gymnastics and really liked her teachers Miss Bree and Miss Katie.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Getting Caught Up...

Our Dax is getting so big! He has been potty trained since about a week after his 2nd birthday. It is so crazy seeing my baby in big boy underwear....I am so proud of him, yet so sad to know my baby is growing up. Good Job Dax, Mommy & Daddy are so proud of you!!!

Rylee got her cast off on April 4th. The days leading up to it she kept saying she would just have it on forever. She was scared to get it cut off. But the day before she started getting really excited and was excited while waiting at the doctors even. It wasn't until he pulled the cast off her arm that she got scared. I could tell she was more worried about what her arm might look like or that it might hurt than just having the cast taken off. She did so well with it on that the 6 weeks just flew by. She could write with her left hand better than some kids her age can write with their normal hand. She did everything left handed without any problems.

Rylee played soccer again this year and loved it. She was so good this year. I coached her team and loved being able to experience that with her and be a part of that. Our first game she scored all 5 of our points and Brett and I couldn't have been more proud of her. We ended up playing the entire season undefeated and all the kids seemed to have such a great time. (I will post more pictures later).

She also played T-Ball this year. They just finished up a few weeks ago. She had fun but I think it was a little slow paced for her with it being t-ball rather than coach pitch. I think we will let her stick to dance, gymnastics and soccer for right now, but overall she had fun and did such an awesome job. She was so good at hitting the ball. It was a lot of fun watching her. (pictures to come soon!)