Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Where to begin? I know that this is the longest I've gone without posting since I began this blog. Time seems to have gotten away from me. Life has taken over... in a good, "normal" way!

The latest has been getting ready for Gabie's dance recital coming up the first weekend in June. She's so excited! Dance classes started back in the fall, just as she was starting school. The dance season is coming to an end & its prep time for recital. So we took photos of her & my cousin Leslie (who is in her 10th year of dance... congrats, Leslie!), & Miss V last week so we could put them in the program. Here's the three girls together. We just had to include Vaeh in the photos... she wanted to be a ballarina, too!

Aren't they adorable?! I can't wait to see my little ballerina on stage! We're already planning for next year... two in dance class:0)

Miss Gabie also had another big day... her first Daddy-Daughter Dance! Her school PTO put the event on. They had all sorts of little things for the girls to do like getting their finger nails painted, having "tattoos" put on, & all sorts of little trinkets. They also had a spot to have their photo taken, too! Then it was on to the dance floor! Gabie & Daddy danced to "Butterfly Kisses". Made me tear up - 'sniff, sniff'! She had a wonderful time, & Daddy did as well. She even had a pretty little corsage for the night...

It pays to know people in the florist buisness ;0) ;0)!

Then another big first happened for Miss Gabie... she lost her first tooth! I couldn't believe it. I went to pick her up that day from school, & here she came with a little baggie. "Mom, Mom, I pulled my tooth today!" WHAT?!?! Boy she's not my kid... I was the one that let them go until they hung on by a thread. Not Miss Gabie, she pulled it right out herself after lunch at school that day. So they gave her a cute little treasure chest to bring it home in. And of course, that night the "Mole-i-nator" showed up (aka the Tooth Fairy). She's called "him" that since she watched The Santa Clause 2. My, she's growing up way too fast! See the big hole the tooth left...

Her permanent tooth is making its entrance, & in the process has helped the next tooth over loosen a bit! She can't wait for that one to come out, too!

As for Miss Vaeh... she's having fun being a normal happy, healthy 3 year old! She really enjoys going to school on Monday, as well as seeing "Miss Barb" for therapy. Her school year is coming to an end (along with Gabie's) & so we have her IEP this Friday. From what her therapist tells me, there's a good possibility that she'll get a 'spot' in a classroom setting next year. Which means that both my girls will be in school! Vaeh would go Monday thru Thursday for about 2 and a half hours each day, plus therapy time in addition! I can't believe how fast time has flown! It seems just like yesterday we were freting over her upcoming surgery to complete the repair, & now its been 2 years (May 15th) that she's been fixed! Simply amazing that 2 years ago, this is what my baby girl looked like...

And just look at her now!

(*PS - Jen - that card she is holding is the Valentine y'all sent her! She loved it & carried it around for nearly a month! Gabie had been getting birthday cards in the mail, so it really made her day that SHE got mail!)

Overall we're doing really well. Things are tight, but who doesn't have that problem these days?! I'm trying to add another kiddo to my babysitting list, other than the one that will be arriving this Friday to her Momma & Daddy! (Congrats Josh, Abbey & Noah... we can't wait to meet her!) Just trying to live life to the fullest! This is the first summer that we won't have to worry about going outside to play... Miss Vaeh is doing quite a good job of keeping up with her big sister!


Lee Family said...

I am so glad to hear things are going good. And it is good to see a post, I always check to see when you have posted :)
She is getting so big. The picture of her and Daddy is so cute.
Glad to hear she might be going into a "Class Setting" next year. Good Luck

mina said...

So much going on! Well it's OK to slack off on updating the blog, but make sure you keep the camera out and keep taking photos of those cuties! They grow up way too fast!

jencooper said...

Yea!! I am so happy that she liked her mail!! My kids love getting mail so I thought that I would try to do something special.

I am glad to hear that everything is normal. Isn't it the best??

Jake & Stephanie Ellinger said...

sounds like things are going great for you guys! Isn't normal the greatest?

Question on Veah's school - is it through the school district or is it a private preschool? From what I have heard hear in Utah Nathan should qualify for the school district preschool, but it is when he turns 3. With cuts to the budgets I have no idea what to expect or look for. Would you let me know what your experience has been?

Amber said...

woo-hoo...a post! ;0)
You have been busy...and it is all good stuff! You will have to work us in this summer...I'm thinking we need to meet half way- perhaps I'll have to take over the scheduling??? ;0)

The Portas said...

It's great to see an update from you! The girls are just as cute as ever and I'm so glad you are all doing well. Elijah has his IEP coming up in the next few days, too. I hope Vaeh's goes well!

Have a great weekend. Give those cuties some big hugs for me!