Saturday, June 25, 2011

 This is the Syracuse Dance Academy Float for the Syracuse Days Parade...

Every year the Saturday after the Big Dance recital is the Founder days for Syracuse City.

Gracelyn has never seen a parade because she has parents that are night owls and have a hard time getting up early.

Abigail and Dad waiting for Gracelyn's float to go by:)
Since most parades are in the morning.... we have not gone to many.

 So this year we dropped Gracelyn off at the float and told her to wave and smile and throw the candy they provided.  

Gracelyn didn't really know what she was getting in to but.... When we picked her up at the end she was smiling and seemed to have had a fun time!

Friday, June 24, 2011

After Recital... and ...THE FLOWERS!

 Gracelyn's Favorite part of the "Recital" is joining the family afterward and everyone showering her with flowers for a job well done!

 Very proud of her FLOWERS!
Gracelyn did such a fabulous job at the recital.  She pays very close detail to her dance moves and has no such sign of stage fright!!!  Gracelyn on Thursday June 23, 2011 went to dance competition tryouts for the 2011-2012 dance year.  She did well and she was placed to be on Syracuse Dance Academy's Show Time Dance Team as a "mini".  It will be a busy time next year with 3 and half hours of dance a week and starting kindergarten but We know she can do it!  We look forward to the "recital's"!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dance Recital Day:)

 Gracelyn could hardly wait to get ready for the Dance Recital.... Gracelyn LOVES the "make-up, sparkles, and frills" to dancing! 
 This is her outfit for her Jazz/Ballet class.  They did the song, "Walk like a Dinosaur."
 What a beautiful little girl!!
This is her outfit for her Tumbling class... The song for this class is " Everybody have fun."
Gracelyn's end pose that was captured at dress rehearsal.

Abigail did not want to get left out so here she is posing for pictures with her hair all done and ready for the busy day:)  My adorable little Blondie:)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Dance Recital The Night Before Prep!

 Curlers... Curlers... and More Curlers!!!
Little Sister had to join in on the fun and get her hair done too!

Friday, June 17, 2011


The other day I had this fabulous friend that gave me this quote.  I instantly was touched by it.... I think it is what I needed to hear:)

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, it means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections!"

I know I need to look beyond the imperfections more frequently.   I wish (and I bet we all do) that everything was perfect.  I just get hung up on it being perfect that I don't RELAX and enjoy what is almost perfect!

Monday, June 13, 2011

History repeats itself:)

OK... So it has been a few years since I have last posted. I was browsing my old post and man time sure flies. What is funny it my last post was about potty training Gracelyn and how we were thrilled that she woke up dry. Now... potty training Abigail is NOT EASY. She wants nothing to do with it and is almost 3 years old next month. I wonder if we will still be changing her diapers when she is 30!
I hope I don't wait as long to post in the future.... I forgot how fun it is to go back and view old post! My family is growing up way too fast:)