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May 15, 2011

ballet recital

Today was the recital for Audrey's ballet class. We had bought the required special costume, invited the grandmas to attend, and asked papa to watch Charlie. But Audrey refused to perform. She seemed excited for recital until yesterday at rehearsal. She wouldn't go onto the stage, saying she was too scared. So I wasn't expecting much for today. I was really hoping when it came down to it, she would just go for it.

Audrey wouldn't even put her costume back on afterwards for pictures with the grandmas.

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May 14, 2011

happy birthday, Seth!

Seth turned five yesterday and today we celebrated with him. Happy birthday, Seth!

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May 10, 2011

sports class

Charlie and I have been going to a sports class, his first organized class. Each week they do a different sport: floor hockey, soccer, basketball, baseball, football. He is not much of a focused class participant and more often than not does his own thing rather than what the coaches and I instruct him to do. He still has fun running around and throwing, kicking and hitting the balls but I think it will be a while before we sign up for another of this type of class.

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May 08, 2011

Mother's Day outtakes

I really did try to get the kids to pose for a Mother's Day card, but luck wasn't with me. I ultimately went with a photo from a different day, but these are still pretty cute.

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Happy Mother's Day!

We kept the tradition alive, except this year I had two little helpers in the kitchen. Audrey is really good with just about every step involved in making the waffles but the egg cracking (which she claims scares her), while Charlie contributed some well supervised whisking. He did a good job staying quiet and letting Mama sleep in, which earned him high marks for the morning. That and dressing like a chef with his sister.

Audrey thought it would be a good idea to make the waffles look pretty, so we came up with a sun design. This is the kind of special treatment you get around here when it's your day.

Mama was "surprised" when we came upstairs with a delicious breakfast for her to enjoy in bed. Between wrangling kids and opening presents, it's not easy to to actually get to the breakfast-in-bed part of the tradition.

It's always nice when both kids (especially Charlie) can settle down long enough to pose for a picture with us.

Audrey has the last word. Happy Mother's Day, Mama!

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May 07, 2011

Happy Free Comic Book Day

Audrey was really excited to get out to FCBD this year in anticipation of snagging a new Smurfs comic. Charlie took one step into the store, quickly turned to me and asked "what do we do here, Dada?" He caught on swiftly and a good time was had by all...

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May 05, 2011


Audrey was very excited to give me the mother's day gift they had made in preschool. She had decided to wait until Todd came home from work, but just couldn't stand the anticipation so had me open it before we even ate lunch.

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May 04, 2011


We went out to dinner tonight and there was some hamming for the camera before the impatience of sitting set in and the misbehaving began.

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May 02, 2011

art show

Audrey's preschool had an art show today. Each child had a piece taped up to the wall outside the classrooms. Audrey was very proud of her snake. I think it is pretty awesome, too!

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May 01, 2011

twins turn six!

Happy birthday to Jeffery and Jaila who turned six this week. We celebrated at their house today. Charlie and Audrey both love getting to see their cousins!

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