Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
-Ada ALWAYS comes out with a bright beautiful smile after dancing
-Ada's teacher loves to dance and shows the girls that... that's important to me because she's not the "ballet type" body... she just loves to dance. And that's Ada. She's never going to be the short and tiny ballet body, but she can love it.
-I want Ada to know that she can do anything that she loves to do, even if it's just for fun. That's why I started fencing and I LOVED it... even if I was "too big" for it.
-Ada actually has a very good head for remembering steps and a good sense of timing
-It was only $70 for 3 months of dance classes... no breaking the bank here... yay!
-Ada's teacher said that she should definitely move on to the Ballet 2 class and that she would be excellent in a contemporary class because of the moves that Ada makes up during their free dance time
-The only other thing that Ada's been this excited to do was Swimming classes (liked fencing for the first two years... getting tired of it, didn't like T-ball except to be the one batting... picks up piano fairly easily but gets tired of practicing easily... etc...)
Last week was her recital. The baby was only 4 days old, so I wasn't sure I was going to make it... but I'm sure glad that I did. She had quite the audience, and she'd told me not to watch most of her practices so that she could surprise me at the recital with her dance. EVERY time she saw me while walking on stage or after a dance she'd wave and smile. And I'd feel like crying to see my baby up there looking so confident, grown up, and that she was actually pretty good at it. I actually did have a few tears on their first song.
Afterwards, my Dad took us out to eat at Pizza Pie Café... our kids love that place. I loved watching my mom and dad cuddling their new grandbaby. Seth just cuddled right into my dad like he was meant to be in his arms.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This is our sweet baby that was born on Friday. He's a sweet cuddle bug that we named Seth after my amazing brother. He's a little jaundiced and probably has acid reflux, both something that we can deal with. His siblings adore him and I never want to put him down. 8 lbs 5 ozs, 19 inches long.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I am so blessed. I love being surrounded by people that I love. Yesterday was just such a day. No, not everyone I love was there, but quite a few of them. We got to take our cute kids to the temple and show them the inside before it gets dedicated. Since I'm having contractions, Seth pushed me around in a wheelchair. While I felt dumb to be in one, I appreciated it. And the kids loved it beyond. They took turns pushing me around the lobby and all wanted to walk by me as much as possible. But my favorite was Evelyn. She sat on my lap ohhing and awwing at the ceiling, especially in the celestial room. She'd also sit up straight and tell each of the volunteers, "Thank you!" whenever they told us which way to go. And enthusiastically tell us not to hit into things when we'd get close.
Saturday was busy, I got to take Ada to my cousin Whitney's bridal shower. Adds dressed up as a princess and told me she loves showers.
Then we high tailed it out to her best friend's baptism. They were so cute. I love seeing their support for each other.
-I was able to get pregnant and carry him this long
-My acid reflux is soooo much better than the last three times
-My SI joint hasn't gone out... it's gotten sore, but hasn't been so painful that I can't walk
-Worry about if he'll be healthy when he's born
Friday, August 1, 2014
Ada and Sam had their last T-ball game. They liked it, but I think they mostly liked hitting the ball. We've got bats, maybe I can remember how to pitch well enough to help them out with that part at home.
We had lots of cousins here for a while... Marg's family, John's family, and we now have Amy's family here. We also had Anne and Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Robertson here from Arizona again. They came because Grandpa Jay's brother, Bert, gave into his cancer and they were here for the funeral. I love talking to them. Judy has a gift at asking just the right questions to get Grandma to story tell. Did you know that she wears blue and white because that was the color of her school uniform growing up... so she just has worn it ever since. I could see Kate doing that. Fun fact to remember.... Grandma told me that Ada was her great-grandbaby #50... and now our new baby will be her great-grandbaby #94 and they are both 94 years old this year.
For fun, we met up with cousins again before Amy's family leaves to Arizona and went to the wood park... Love that place. I sat and held Susan while everyone else did the heavy lifting... she's so cute, that's for sure.