Friday, November 30, 2012

2012 Nutcracker Performance

Princess M's ballet troupe puts on The Nutcracker every year at the end of November.  They incorporate all the different levels of classes into the various parts of the ballet, from the prima ballerina as the Sugar Plum Princess to the beginning toddlers as the tumbling clowns.  It's a real delight to watch each year.  Unfortunately this year I didn't get any still shots of PM in her mouse costume, but I did get some of her part as a maypole dancing villager at the end.  

Isn't she gorgeous?

This year Alex helped out with some of the male parts as well.  Here's the two of them backstage after the show.

I think one of her favorite parts about performing is that she gets to wear stage makeup.

Congratulations Alex and Princess M on all you hard work through the fall and a fantastic performance!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dress Up

 The girls just love playing dress up, especially with friends over.  And with Princess M in ballet, we get a couple new costumes every year to add to the stash.

I love how Princess M's short ballet tutus look like full length princess dresses on Monkey.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Temple Trip

We took a day trip to the temple while Princess M was in school.  Monkey fell asleep in the car, so Funny Girl got her very own photo shoot with daddy while I did a little Temple work.

You'll notice a theme in her poses.  I think she definitely has a favorite.

Monkey woke up for the drive home.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Unplanned Nap

I went outside for a few minutes and Banana Girl wanted to hide from me.  I guess I took longer than she expected, because this is what I found when I came back...

She was fast asleep, still in a hiding position.

I Love being a Mother!!!

Very Hungry Baby Shower

I threw a baby shower for my friend Rhena who is adopting a beautiful new baby boy.  We chose the "Very Hungry Caterpillar" as a theme and I had a fun time poking holes in all the food.  Here's a slide show of the shower:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Princess M!!

Princess M turned 7 years old this week.  I can't believe how quickly she is growing up!

I think she liked her presents this year.  She got the princess journal she was wishing for, as well as some princess jewelry and a window catcher painting project.

Here's the answers to her birthday interview this year:
Age: 7
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food to eat: Mac & Cheese
Favorite toy: Littlest Pet Shops
Favorite Movie: Brave
Favorite song: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Favorite TV show: My Little Pony
Favorite clothes: Easter Skirt (Fix it, Mom!)
Do you collect anything: Jewelry
Best friends: Hannah, Emma, & Mazzy
What do you love about yourself?  That I get lots of friends because I'm kind/nice.
What do you love about each person in our family?  Mom: She's kind.  Dad: Because he takes me to places.    Funny Girl: She plays with me.  Monkey:  She's kind.
What is your favorite thing about school?  Specials - PE, Art, Computers.  & Play with friends.
Who is your teacher?  Mrs. Shrieve
What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?  Go places
What is your favorite thing to do with Dad?  Cuddle & Read Books
If you had a day alone with Mom & Dad, what would you do?  Eat at a restaurant, talk to each other, go home and play a game.  Maybe go to Phoenix to Uncle Wayne & Aunt Sue's house.
What is something funny that Mom/Dad say?  Mom: Moon made out of cheese!  Dad: Nothing funny ever!!
Best thing you have learned this year?  How to read!
What makes you most proud?  That I complete stuff.
What makes you happy?  Get new presents
What makes you laugh or smile?  Hearing something funny.  When someone says we're going somewhere fun.
What makes you sad?  Not going somewhere I want to go (like AppleBee's)
Where would you like to go on vacation this year?  Disneyland
What are some of your wishes for this year?  Get a watch & flashlight.
What is your testimony of Jesus Christ?   Glad that he's living.
What do you want to be when you grow up?  a Vet

Princess M continues to amaze us with how mature she is getting, and how quickly she learns new things.  She's become a really big help around the house, plays well with her sisters, and is constantly teaching them all the things that she is learning herself.  They love to be with her and miss her when she is at school.  She's a very smart girl, not only in school, but in understanding the world around her.  She's trying to follow the gospel and do what right in her life, and wants to grow up just as fast as she can.  We're so happy to have her in our family, and are very proud of the decisions she is making in life.  We love you very much, Princess!!!  Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

New Toy

We got a new ipad, so of course we had to try out its camera functions:

Not quite as good as a normal camera, but fun none the less.  Back when Princess M and Funny Girl still had long hair.  They are such beautiful girls!!