I'll start by saying- we have had a WONDERFUL first week of summer!!!! Now to recap the last couple of weeks- May 19th was Annistyn first dance recital! She did so great! I didn't know what to expect- she is pretty unpredictable, but she couldn't have done better! Here she is dressed as a little lamb:
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I think I am finally ready to get back on the blog wagon! It has been 9 months since I last posted and probably about a year or more since I actually posted regularly. I really miss writing and I know that I will regret not keeping up with this over the past year. It was my journal for so long- before I fell off the face of the earth. :) With a 12 week- YES 12 week!!!- summer approaching I hope that I will be able to jump back into this. I will try to go back on occasion and fill in the gaps that I left off between then and now. Tonight I am going to start off simple and not too lengthy. Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I tend to get pretty emotional. On past Mother's Days, I have shared the poem I wrote for my mother. Last Mother's Day, I got really emotional and told my own Mother's Day story. I am going to try to steer away from too many heavy emotions tonight. We watched Toy Story 3 last night and is it just me or does that ending get anyone else?? Annistyn could not figure out why I was boo-hooing on the couch for the last 10 minutes of the movie. So- in order to keep things light tonight (and not get myself started with the waterworks) I am going to start by sharing some of my favorite mommy picture memories.
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Friday, August 12, 2011
July 31 was Finley Dog's 3rd birthday! We celebrated by having his friend, Jazzie over and having a puppy party. The first time we had Jazzie over, Annistyn was a lot younger and kept calling them the "two Pi-pi dogs" (because she was still calling Finley "Pi-Pi Dog" then). So here are the two Pi-Pi Dogs:
We had cupcake shaped doggie treats:
Jazzie has a litte brother named Carson that she brought to the party. I took this picture of him and Annistyn. Don't they look cute??
Annistyn has had QUITE the imagination lately. She woke up crying recently telling me there was a hummingbird outside her window that was going to get her. I know it really isn't funny, but it did crack me up. The next morning, she said, "It was a nice hummingbird! It didn't get me."
She also told me yesterday out of the blue that she was going to be a princess when she grows up!
She watched a Strawberry Shortcake movie about friends, and now everyone it her BEST friend. It's so cute!!!
Annistyn is still working on her writing. I use that term loosely- she is playing with bath crayons, not writing sentences on handwriting paper!!!
Here is her capital 'A' again..
I was wondering why she kept drawing that little zig-zag after it- so I asked her. And she said- "A-N-N-I-S-T-Y-N! Annistyn is my name!!!!" with an attitude like I was supposed to know it already. So then I realized that she was making her version of two little "n's".
So I started helping her with "n". Here is her lowercase 'n'..
Here is a face...
Here is a cat...
She likes for me to draw circles and let her fill in the faces. On that one, I wrote the word cat and she had to read it first to know what to draw. I know it sounds dorky- but I am a total nerd and Annistyn really likes things like that! I promise it isn't as scholastic as it seems. It's actually quite fun and she requests for me to do it. I don't want to sound over-bearing. But she does knows quite a bit a words from recognition and she can spell them out loud as well.
Thursday I was SO excited because it was her very first day of dance. A day every mother of a daughter dreams about! I had tights, a leotard, ballet shoes, and a ballet bow. The only thing I didn't have... a cooperative toddler.
Annistyn has been SOOOO pumped about dance. She dances ALL over the house and rolls all over the den. But on Thursday, mom had to wake her up from her nap to take her to dance, so she wasn't in a very good mood.
She clapped for the girls and told them, "Good job!"
The teacher asked if she wanted to do her roll. She said, "No. I don't think I have to."
They are doing a 1:00 class on Mondays and we are going to try that next week instead. HOPEFULLY that will work better with her schedule. She said she was going to dance on Monday. So... I will keep you updated!
In other news, I survived my first week back at school (with kids)! Hooray! The first of the year is always exciting, but at the end of the week- I always feel like I have been hit by a truck!!!!
Here is my wall and door this year:
I think it turned out really cute!!!
Annistyn also started Mother's Day Out this week, but those pictures are on mom's camera. I will have to post them later.
Have a great weekend!
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