Thursday, May 31, 2012

Emma's Dance Recital

A few weeks ago we had Emma's dance recital. It was the same weekend as Mother's Day. Emma did SO GOOD we were so proud of her. She's come so far in her 2 short years of dance. It's amazing! Here are some pictures of the night.

Ready for round 1

Class picture (I think we were missing a few though)

Claire and Emma

Emma walking to the stage

She was so excited on her way out

Emma on stage dancing for their first round

That's a wrap!

Costume change...Brooklyn, Claire, Julia, Emma and Maddie

Me and my little dancer

She's so stinkin cute!!

Lined up for round 2

She's on the front row this time because she was a leader!

Amy and Shirley came to watch her dance (they came last year also and we appreciated it so much)

Trish and Greg (Ben's dad) came out to see her dance as well

Nana and Poppy came and gave her flowers too

Family shot

Nanny (Ben's mom) came as well!

We are so blessed to have family and friends that came out to see her dance at her recital. The entire recital was so very good and we thoroughly enjoyed her 2nd year of dance.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

We sure do love having a Yogurt Mountain not far from us and we take advantage of it quite a bit. Emma and Brooks have even gotten to where they ask to go, it's too funny. This particular day they wanted to go with mommy to buy groceries so I decided to surprise them with a trip to get ice cream before.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Emma's 1st Trip to "Big" School

Last Friday I needed to run by where Emma will be starting school in the fall. We had registration papers sent home through her preschool a few weeks ago and sent those in. For their first year you have to do that and then you have to do it online again and then print them and take them up there. Once you have completed that they are "officially" registered for kindergarten! So we are now "officially" officially registered for kindergarten and this momma isn't quite sure she's ready. I think Emma is for sure just not me! :) Here are some pictures from our trip.

I showed Emma the playground and she told Brooks all about how this was gonna be her new big school. Hopefully she'll be just as excited come August as she was on Friday!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Emma's End of the Year Party

Last Thursday was Emma's end of the year party at school. I took off half a day so I could go enjoy it with her and then pick up Brooks. We had a great time at her party. It hadn't hit me that preschool was over till I pulled in the parking lot that day. Emma and her class were playing on the playground and she didn't see me but I saw her on a glider or swing grinning from ear to ear. She looked so cute and I wish I could have snapped a picture right then to remember that face. I think it was at that point it hit me. Our time had finally come to an end with could that be? So as I waited a few more minutes before going in to help get ready for the party I threw myself a little pity party and cried. I can't really say if it made me feel any better if anything it just opened up my tears for the next several days! I did finally get it together and went inside. Here are some pictures from her party.

Pizza time

Emma and Harper...I didn't catch them ready to smile!

The cute fish cupcakes Cissie made

Harper, Roxana, Emma, Henley, and Kate

Roxana, Kate, Harper, Emma, Finn and Cameron
I have to add Emma is tall, not this much taller then the rest though, she's on her tippy toes

Roxana and Emma

O-Fish-Ally Outta Here
So hard to believe

Emma and Roxana
(they started 2K together with Harper joining not to much later...
Kate started 2K as well but was in the other class at the time)

All the girls with their teacher

Me and my precious Emma Bean

We wanted a class picture with the sign but Roxana had already left

Mrs. Stacie and Kate joined in for fish faces...

and finished off with some more silly faces!

We had a great party and Emma was blessed with great friends I hope she's still best friends with when she's my age and wonderful teachers at her preschool and for that I am very thankful!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Emma's 4K Graduation

I'm behind on posting so I thought it might be easier to start with the most recent and work my way back. Today was Emma's 4K graduation from Pre-School. I think I handled it so well today because I cried so much before her last party yesterday and then again a good bit last night and as I type this I'm crying again! The realization that her first 5 years are over has hit me much harder then I anticipated. Of course I say that and how can they not be hard on any parent. She has changed and grown so much in these first 5 years it's unbelievable. She's went from this very shy little girl to this very outgoing little girl so fast. I can only imagine what the next 5 years and beyond hold for her. When I walked into the school yesterday and even today I can remember the very first time we went in to meet the teacher a few years back. I remember it all like it was yesterday. All I could think about was how is it already time to be gone. We are SO VERY PROUD of our sweet baby girl!!! Here are some pictures from the day.

 Emma before we left for graduation
Brooks' is so proud of his big sister!
My pretty girl
Emma and Brooks being silly

Emma, Roxana, Harper and Kate such sweet friends
Emma Bean's chair for graduation

The cake the school had for the reception
Her teacher putting her cap & gown on

The 4 amigos!
Me and my baby girl!

Kisses from Nana

Walking in, the settings were off if you can't tell!

Waiting to start

They did the Pledge of Allegiance and sung a few songs
Emma getting her diploma from 4K

Best family shot we got!

Emma, Nanny and Brooks

Nana, Emma and Poppy

Me, Jessica, Emma and Brooks
Emma had a puppy for everyone to sign here is Roxana signing
Roxana & Emma
Kate signing her name
and Harper too!

Emma, Harper & Roxana
We can't forget about Cameron

Last class picture for preschool!
Emma Bean you have made us SO VERY PROUD!! We love you more then you will ever know and I hope all your dreams come true!!

We love you!
Daddy, Mommy and Brooks