Whew! Finally getting a chance to breathe here:) Had lots going on last week/weekend and now it seems like Aislynn is coming down with a sore throat/cold so slowing getting back in the swing of normal life here. I will start with Aislynn's pictures from her dress rehearsal. We weren't allowed to videotape or take pictures during the recital, so we did during the dress rehearsal. Unfortunately, the video of her dances were on tape because the memory card wouldn't have been able to hold it all, and there isn't a way to put them on the computer. Here are the pictures from her ballet dance (she is in the front, 3rd from the right):
In case you are wondering about the bats, the dance was to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
It was so cute after the first group of dancers went because Kieran started clapping and saying "Na Na," which is what he calls Aislynn:)
They did the tap dance to "Ticket to Ride."
When I went backstage to pick her up, she told me she was nervous that I wasn't back there with her. Well, for the recital, she gave me a big hug and kiss and told me, "It's okay, Mom. You can leave me here." Then she clapped her hands together and told everyone "Hey everyone, I brought coloring books and crayons!" I don't know about you all, but there are certain moments in this adventure called parenting that make me an emotional mess. I was really trying not to cry as I blew her a kiss and walked to the auditorium to perform. It was odd, that not that long ago, I was the one performing (I danced until I was 16)...and now here I am, watching my beautiful, talented, amazing daughter dance onstage. Maybe it was partly that exactly a year ago on that day, it was my last day being pregnant with K...and then there he was, bouncing on my lap to the music and clapping when he heard the applause after each dance. Time really does fly so incredibly fast...even more so with these 2 precious sweethearts in the picture. Okay, sorry! Enough sappiness:) I do just want to add that when Aislynn was waiting on the stage to go out, she was looking for us. We were all waving at her and she saw us and starting waving like crazy! She had the BIGGEST smile on her face during her dances and she did so good! At the end of her tap dance she bowed (no one else did) before she went off the stage. She is a character, I love it!
Andrew and Jessica came over Wednesday night, and on Thursday, they hung out with the kiddos a little in the backyard. Andrew shot some hoops and played some soccer with this one...
We then went to the beach, which worked out because both kids took good long naps before Aislynn's recital.
The birthday boy! I cannot believe he is 1!!!!!!! It's crazy! It feels like it was just yesterday that he was in my belly, but at the same time it seems like he has been a part of our family forever. Weird. I will be posting a white onesie post with what he is up to these days sometime later this week. Thinking I should make a mini album with those monthly pictures?
I had his shirt made from flyduds on etsy. I LOVE how it turned out!! It was soo sooo soooo hard to get a good picture of him. He was wriggly and he wanted that hat OFF!
Opening presents (Aislynn was a big help, ha!).
Hee, love this one!
Aislynn helped blow the candle out.
He did not mess around, grabbing a fistful of cake!
Aislynn waiting for her piece of cake to arrive:)
He went straight into the bath after this...there was cake everywhere!!!
Then playing with some of his new toys...this one from Grandma and James.
After the kids went to bed, we broke out the wine, that was fun:) Here is a picture of my brothers and sister.
Not sure what was so funny:)
The next day we went to Mimi and Papa's beach house to have party #2. We went swimming after eating and opening presents and here is K relaxing in his float with a mohawk:) Sunday was pretty relaxed and we went out to dinner with Phillip and Josh before they left. I think Aislynn was a little bored today, ha ha! I know I am missing lots of pictures, so Jess and Bernie-send them to me!!!