Abby's first dance recital was on June 2nd. She was a beautiful dancer, the class leader!
Before the dance recital. Abby wanted a picture with Livi and Papa.....Livi did not want to cooperate.
Abby wasn't in a picture-taking mood, and her costume came off almost as soon as we walked in the door. She did let me get a few pictures with her flowers though.
I love the one below....my little diva actress! Maybe I'll use this one when she wins her first Oscar.....
I am so thankful for Modern Dance Arts and Abby's teacher, Miss Felicia. My little girl LOVES dance, puts her whole heart into it, and is GOOD at it. More than anything, it was such a gift to me to see her up there on the stage dancing her little heart out!
A few pictures from Abby's 4th birthday party at the Tiger Safari. It was a hot but a lot of fun! Will try to go on a cloudy day next time though!
Sitting under the shade looking at the smaller animals
The coolest part (for me, at least) was that Abby got to feed a tiger. With a long stick, but still. You can see it jumping up in the second picture. Who knew they eat raw chicken??
And here's the birthday girl!!
She cleaned up, as usual. She got Princess dresses, puzzles, lots of toys, chapstick, and her favorite-- a scooter! She's a madwoman on the scooter now-- going to have to teach her how to use the brake better!!!
Ok, I've obviously become a horrible blogger. But I'm not sure anyone reads this anymore since facebook exists now, so maybe it doesn't matter?? But I guess facebook can't tell you everything either.
January went by pretty quickly. I discovered pinterest and spent some time on there. More than anything it actually inspired me to start doing some of the fix-up stuff around our house I haven't done in the past year. So, I changed all of our doorknobs out. Some of them I spray painted and some of them I just changed out. Easier than I would have thought. Will see how the spray painted ones hold up, but they look good so far!
We also ordered a tornado shelter, and it'll be put in the garage on Tuesday. Dave's happy. We went with the bigger one so that the entire neighborhood can come join us. Seriously,, ,you can put a queen sized mattress in this thing. Dave thinks it's going to become his mancave. I can just him running an extension cord down in there now.....
Abby started taking dance class in January. It's a combination of ballet, tap, and modern. She LOVES it. We never have to cajole her into going, and she seems to have a great time. Dancing has definitely become one of her favorite things to do. She's always asking us to put on music and "dance with me, Prince!"
Livi has learned to navigate the stairs up and down, and she now has 2 molars. We had our first ER trip last weekend because I was worried about her breathing. She was diagnosed with pneumonia but seems to have recovered quite nicely. New words include bye bye, no, mama, dada, papa, oh no.
Dave and I spent last week in New Orleans at a medical conference. It was fun, the food was good, and I can't even imagine being there at Mardi Gras.