Thursday, October 2, 2008

My little ballerinas...and more!

Last Saturday we took the girls to the circus and had such a good time! The loud and crazy clowns were a little much for me, but it was fun anyway. The elephants and tigers were really neat and the acrobatics were amazing! I don't know if I would go back again, it's a little too silly for me, but I'm so glad we went!
Grace had her first dance class this week and I was just so excited! Alexa has been taking dance for a couple years and she has had such a good time that I wanted Grace to be able to dance, too. I asked Alexa's teacher if she knew of anyone who taught children with disabilities and she offered to teach Grace. Yea! Grace had her first class on Tuesday and was just so cute! I made the girls new tutus and Grace was so excited to get all dressed up just like her big sister. During class she mostly just watched the other girls, but every once in awhile I'd see her move her little feet and she grinned through most of the class. She really enjoyed herself and is excited to go back next week. Their teacher said she was really happy to have Grace in her class and is going to choreograph some of the routines around Grace's abilities.


Alexa's class this year is a little more challenging for her so she is liking it a lot. At her spring recital she won the trophy for the best dancer in her age group and this trophy was just huge! She was so excited and I was a very proud mommy. I love seeing her improve in her abilities and having so much fun doing it. Plus, I think she makes a beautiful little ballerina! (And so does she!)Adelle is getting to be just so much fun! She definitely has a mind of her own and has no problem letting you know who's the boss. Her! She is in constant motion, just like when I was pregnant, and seems about ready to take off crawling. Yesterday she pulled herself up onto her knees and was rocking back and forth. She's so funny because she will be happy one second, then literally out of nowhere she is screaming! Not crying, but just a high-pitched, yelling, do-what-I-want-right-now-or-else scream. She has also become quite an early bird lately. Around 6:45 am each morning she is up and ready to play. She has a loud voice and loves to use it, so she just talks and yells and wakes up the whole house! She usually ends up in bed with Phillip and me sometime during the night (I know, I'm a softie) so when she wakes up she rolls back and forth between us until one of us agrees to play with her. This morning she honked my nose, sucked on my arm, and pulled my hair until I gave her my attention. She is such a sweet baby and I just love having her in our family.Phillip has been in misery this week with kidney stones. Sunday he came home from church not feeling well (I stayed home sick) and after getting worse and worse we ended up in the emergency room around 10:00 pm. They stabilized his pain with an IV then sent us home around 4:00 am. Phillip passed a stone on Tuesday morning and was feeling great most of the day, but then during the night he had a total relapse with a second stone. Yesterday, I think, was his worst day yet, but he has made some improvements today. Poor guy has been absolutely and completely miserable and I feel so sad for him. I'm praying he passes this stone quickly and can get back to normal soon. Alexa and Grace have been so sweet trying to take care of Phillip and keeping him company in bed. When we told Alexa what a good girl she was for taking care of her daddy, she said, "That's why Heavenly Father sent me to you."

8 comments:

wjlarsens2 said...

How cute are your girls? We love you guys so much. Tell Phil to get better soon, how 'bout it?

Jaqui said...

Your girls are just too sweet. I'm glad Grace is enjoying her dance class. They both look so cute in their tutus.

Heidi and Sam said...

Hey Marianne! I found your blog link on Missy's blog. Just thought I would say Hi! Your girls are so cute :) Love the blog! Do you still take your girls to Dance by Dee? Stop by my blog sometime heidiandsamj.blogspot.com. Have a great day! Heidi :)

Becca said...

your girls are adorable! i'm so sorry to hear about phil! i hope he starts to feel better soon

Denice and Noah said...

What cute pictures of the girls! You will have to post a video of one of their routines. I hope Phil gets feeling better soon! I've had a stone and it is NOT easy!

Britney said...

Great job on the tutu's Marianne! Your girls a such dolls. I hope Phil is feeling better now, how horrible.

Shannon said...

I love little ballerinas! Kate is just dying to be in a ballet class, but around here you have to be 3, so we have a few more months. I hope Phil is feeling better!!!

Tammy said...

Hi Marianne. It's your old neighbor Tammy Anderson. I saw the link to your blog from Missy's. Your girls are adorable and congratulations on the new addition, Adelle. We hope Phil starts feeling better soon.
If you send me your email at Tammy_Anderson@q.com I'll invite you to my blog, it's private. (That goes for anyone else too.) Hope all goes well with your wonderful family!