Friday, May 14, 2010

A Handy Dandy Birthday!!

Dax turns 2!!

One of Daxs' favorite shows is Blue's Clues so we decided we were going to have a Blue's Clues birthday party for him this year. I even decided I would get all creative and make his cake all by myself (which --by the way--is not really something I can do) but I figured he's only 2, he'll forgive me if I mess it all up, but lucky for me, it turned out darling and the very best part is.....he knew exactly who it was!!!! I succeeded! Yay!

Every time I told Dax Happy Birthday he would look at me and tell me "Ston't" which in his language is "Stop" and "Don't" at the same time. He's really trying to get his point across!! He didn't care one single bit it was his birthday. I tried to sing happy Birthday and every time he said "No...Popki" which means Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree (his favorite song.) No matter what I said he wasn't caring. I thought he would love it when he started opening presents, but even that he didn't care about. He finally got excited about the cupcakes, his Diego big wheel, and the Zhu Zhu pet. He also loved his new stroller because his most favorite thing to do is be "Outside" and go for walks. I'd say at the end of the day.... It was a success!!

Happy Birthday Dax!!!

Wonderful Witches of Oz!

Our little Actress....Avorie as an Emerald Citizen!

Avorie spent the last 9 months going to the library every Wednesday to practice for the play "Wonderful Witches of Oz." She absolutely loved it! She got to do it with Paisley & Camryn. The 3 of them were cutest little citizens of Oz! They had so much fun! We were all way excited when the day finally came to "perform." They did it twice at the Mapleton Elementary school. They did it once for all the kids at the school and then again that night for all the parents. After their day performance I sadly have to say I was wondering what they had done every week for the past nine months, and where had all my money gone!?! We had to sit all the way in the back and we couldn't hear or really see a thing. So we were all relieved that night when things went much smoother and a whole lot better. We could actually see and hear, and it turned out to be darling. And all that matters anyway is that they had a good time! And that.... they did!
Good Job, Avorie! You did fabulous!

Avorie always gets so nervous to actually get out on stage, but you wouldn't know it by watching her. She does such a great job, always has a smile on her face, she remembers all the moves, and she dances so cute! She had to change costumes 4 times!

Mother's Day!

Mother's Day.......May 9, 2010

Once again I get to reflect back on the memories I have of my Mom. The other night I thought about all my years growing up and besides the dumb obvious times I should have gotten in trouble, I can't remember a single time my mom ever yelled and got mad at me. I mean that, really! I have the very best Mom ever!!! I also can't think of a single time when my mom wasn't there for me. She would drop anything, to do something for me. I mean everything from always having our favorite cereal, after school snacks (burritos, hot pockets, frozen pizzas or chips and queso), rides to friends' houses (even to Ellen & Amber's house a million times a day), never missing a dance class, or a cheerleading event, making sure to help with homework, and always going above and beyond the call of duty when it came to any sort of project. She came down to my room every night just to talk, no matter how late it was. I could tell her anything. She was my very bestfriend! She will never know how much all that meant to me. My mom did it all and she was always calm! Always!! She had a quiet way of making me not want to dissapoint her. I'm telling you what, if I can be half the mom she was to me, I've got it made.
She was, and still is, Amazing!!!

She was the best example of a mother anyone could have ever been so I hope I can show that same kind of love to my own kids and they will some day be able to say these same things about me. It takes a lot of patience and a special kind of love to be that kind of mom. Thanks mom for loving me no matter what! I love you!!

I appreciate these memories to help me keep going when life gets crazy and I get a little stressed, I remember what life is all kids! They are my life!!! I'm so grateful to be their mom!