Saturday, September 4, 2010

My girls...

Could my girls be any more different?

Molly looks like me. Fair skinned, blonde hair, light eyes. It took Geoff and I about 1 year to get pregnant with her. She presented me with a fairly uneventful pregnancy (besides EXTREME morning sickness - but we'll forget about that for a bit). She made an easy enterance into the world. She was slow to walk, she didn't even attempt her first steps until she was 15 months old. Always very cautious, Molly takes her time. Never in a hurry. Everything has to be perfect and in its place. At school, her work is so tidy. In fact, she gets a bit behind, because she is so hard on herself if it's not perfect. She is shy, quiet and embarasses easily.

Ally looks like her Daddy. Olive skinned, darker hair and darker eyes. I got pregnant with Ally on week #3 of trying. She started her tricks in utero. You see, when I was 5 weeks pregnant with Ally I was told after an ultrasound that there was no heartbeat and that I had miscarried. A week later, just to be sure, we did one more ultrasound, and there she was .... beating away! I fell flat on my belly 29 weeks, chasing Geoff through the house and had to go the hospital to be monitored. All was fine, but I am sure Ally's tendency to fall, or be generally clumsy stems from this! Ally is not in school yet, but I am almost certain, her work will not be perfect! She's a hurry up and get it done kind of girl. She makes messes everywhere she goes. She is not shy and pretty darn loud.

But thank you Lord for giving us these 2 precious girls, no matter how different, they are sisters. And I love them!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A bittersweet September song

A friend on Facebook shared this and I thought it to be so very true!

A bittersweet September song - The Boston Globe

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's that time of year....

It's that time of year again.
When a Mommy has to send her baby off to 1st grade. In complete awe at how much she's grown in the past year and knowing that she will grow by leaps and bounds again by the end of the year...physically, emotionally and spiritually.

It's the time of year when little sisters (who have one more year til they can go to school) get a little lonely when their playmate heads off to school.

It's that time of year when new bonds are formed between students and teachers and many prayers are said for teachers. Praying that Ms. Malone has a fabulous first year of teaching and that her enthusiasm for learning and love for our Savior seeps into our precious kids.

Molly, may your FIRST grade year be as FANTASTIC as you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Future Rock Star

Ok, so I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but Ally LOVES to rock!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Barbies in the Bathtub

A friend of mine from church inspired this post.
You see, she's the mom of 3 grown girls. And now a grandmother. (Although you'd NEVER guess when you meet her). She recently posted on my Facebook that one of my posts reminded her of when her girls used to leave barbies in the bathtub. She reminded me to cherish these moments with these little girls, because they will pass so quickly.

This very much sums up this phase of my life...Barbies in the Bathtub.

(yes here was naked barbie in the girls' bathtub--tried to cover her up a bit,she's very modest!)

You see having 2 girls, barbies are everywhere...

What a great reminder from somebody who's been there. Every day I feel like I walk around hunched over picking up toys, barbies, dress up clothes. I feel like I'm always saying, "Clean this, pick up that." Many days I am frustrated. But soon this will be replaced with girls closing themselves in their rooms, not wanting Mommy to play princess with them. They will have cell phones and friends, and boyfriends (not til they're 30!).

Just a friendly reminder to Enjoy Each Moment! Thank you Lord for blessing me with 2 beautiful princesses.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Tale of 2 Dancers...

The girls wrapped up Dance Camp this morning. They both learned so much this week and had a great time dancing and meeting new friends. We are already looking forward to next summer!

My girls' 2 distinct personalities truly shine through in their dancing!

Ally -

She is my adventerous one. Not scared. Having a good time. Go with the flow.

(here is a link to her doing her lyrical dance)


She is my cautious one. She gets nervous. Doesn't smile too much. Always checking to make sure she is doing it just right.

(here is a link to Molly's ballet dance)And yes, guess who's shoe is always untied after school...same girl who was the only one with her ballet shoe untied!

It cracks me up how very different the girls are. Molly is so intense and dramatic while Ally is equally dramatic but loves to be the center of attention. Molly was terrified that someone was going to laugh at her, and Ally was delighted to have all eyes on her.

The girls also each did a ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip-hop number. They did awesome. We are very proud of them!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dance Camp here we Come!

First day of Dance Camp!

Both girls started Dance Camp this morning at Suzanne's. Molly is an experienced dancer, and this was Ally's first time!

They had a blast and are learning a lot. Molly's favorite it hip-hop, Ally's is ballet.

They have a performance on Friday and hopefully I will video and upload a few clips.

Mommy is loving Dance Camp, I have 3 hours every morning to go and get things done! YAY!