Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reaching For The Stars!

Leah and Kailyn's very first dance performance! They did a Jazz and ballet routine! Leah went from not being the most graceful girl, to a really good dancer. She really nailed it. It's been so much fun to watch her grow! Kailyn's mom did their hair and make up. The girls look so grown up. I almost cried backstage with the girls. Their dance teacher who's a member at our church is quitting. Leah will join the Westside Ballet studio and dance in their big show in June. I'm not sure, if we will do this again next year. Right now, the girls were dancing as part of a special deal their teacher offered for "Friends and Church Members". It was a discounted program. I'm a little bit worried to see what the cost is to join the dance troop at Westside Ballet. Leah's teacher did a wonderful! I couldn't be happier for her!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

From Baby to Big Girl!

Eight years ago, I attempted to make my very first baby blessing gown with the help with my sister Jenny and my friend Eunice. Now, fast forward...Leah's big day is coming up. She's getting baptized. She can't wait to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I'm so proud of her. Next time, we will take a picture of her getting married with all three dresses. I couldn't be prouder of her.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Eight is Great!

My little girl isn't so little anymore...where did all of the time go? She's growing up fast. This is a major birthday! She's going to be baptized in a couple of weeks in my parents ward in Tennessee. I still have to start working on her baptism dress for the big day. She's super excited about it.
Her party is tomorrow night. We're going to have a ballerina themed party. She made her birthday sign on her own. She wrote down all of the party games that she wants to do. I'm really proud of her. I decided to step back and let her plan it on her own with my help. She's getting older which means she can take on more responsibilities. She's done a great job taking care of her pet rabbit. This is what life is about. Mom stepping back and guiding her daughter towards independence and helping her can confidence.
I'm really sad that her little girl days are almost over but I'm confident that she will grow and mature into a beautiful Daughter of God!
Life is Good!
Happy 8th Birthday!
P.S. my photographer skills are getting pretty good. I'm really happy with the way the pictures turned out. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.