Little Ballerina

Lucy has never been a ballet kind of girl. She’s super active, and gymnastics has been more her cup of tea for an extracurricular activity.

But, in May, we went to her cousin’s ballet recital, and Lucy was enamored. I think she really liked the modern dance routines more, but she has wanted to go on stage and perform ever since. So, last month she did a week-long ballet camp at the studio where her BFF from Sabbath School takes class. And, she LOVED it!



They went for an hour each day, and on Friday, they did a little “recital” in the studio for all the parents and grandparents.


They even tried to do the splits! I have to say, Lucy did WAY better than I could ever do!


Lucy seriously had the time of her life, and she even said that she enjoyed dance class more than gymnastics! So, we signed her up for the fall class, in which she’ll do ballet and tap. I’m excited, and Lucy cannot WAIT until her recital!


And, yes, I know her ballet slippers aren’t really ballet shoes. I found them at Target and thought they’d be similar to ballet shoes. Boy, was I wrong. She looked like she was wearing an old lady’s house slippers! Luckily, she’s 3 and adorable and can get away with anything.

Mommy-Daughter Date

Whenever I go to my rheumatologist, it ends up being a several hour affair. I’m still getting used to my new doctor who really takes his time during appointments rather than rushing through as my last doctor did.

I had Lucy with me at my last appointment, which really isn’t a big deal – unless you have to get x-rays done. And, guess what I was told had to happen after my appointment? Yeah. Obviously, Lucy couldn’t go in with me, so we set her up in the infusion room so she could watch cartoons. She was A-OK.

I was kind of stressed out during the x-rays and the bone density scan because, you know, I couldn’t see her. She wasn’t crying, which was good. I was sure she was OK.

When I finished, I found her curled up in one of the big infusion chairs, her hand over her head. I thought she was sleeping at first, but when I got closer, I saw that she wasn’t. I asked if she was watching TV.

“No. I scared. I hiding from people.”

Broke. My. Heart. I seriously felt like the worst mom ever.

After we left, we headed across the street for my lab work and then trekked back home. When we got back to town, we went to Chili’s for a Mommy-Daughter lunch date. Lucy LOVES going to sit down restaurants when it’s just the two of us, and I think she got a kick out of being called a lady. When the server would call us, “Ladies”, she would say, “I not lady!” and laugh.

We had a GREAT time. I can’t wait for another actual lunch out together!

Busy, Busy

Boy, I have been BUSY lately – busier than I thought I would have been after quitting my full-time job.

But, I’m super happy, and I love what I’m doing – writing for several coupon blogs. However, it’s kind of taken away from my personal blogging. I’m hoping to be on a better schedule soon so I can update everyone on what’s going on with us!

Favorite Picture Ideas

I wanted to share a few of my favorite photo poses with you. I love that Joe does photography on the side because we take some great family pictures! Here are some of my favorites that we’ve taken.

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Simple Valentine’s Craft

Check out this super cute Valentine Lucy made for her great-grandma and Daddy! It was a HUGE hit!


Seriously. How cute is that?? And, it took no more than 10 minutes to make! I put her hands on a piece of red cardstock and used her thumbs and first fingers to form a heart. Makeshift heart. Then, I traced her hands, cut it out and taped it to a piece of pink cardstock! In the heart area, I wrote, “I love you.”

That’s it! Easy peasy. And so stinking cute.