Sunday, September 19, 2010

Too busy to blog!!

It's been a very busy week and I'm exhausted! I have very cute pictures and updates of our sweet kid, but they'll have to wait :) All you need to know is that she's just as wonderful and perfect and amazing as ever! Hope to blog (for REAL) SOON!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

First Dance Class

I was so excited when a studio near our house (and by near I mean 20 minutes!) offered a dance class for 18+ months. I immediately bought Audrey a leotard, tutu, and her first pair of ballet slippers. Today was her first class and we're both hooked! She was awesome. Her teacher, Ms. Kiki is so sweet. Audrey didn't really follow ALL of the directions. Her teacher tried to get the girls to do things like touch their toes, raise their arms over their heads, and bang their hands on the floor to make "thunder." Audrey didn't want to do any of those things, she just wanted to dance. She did an awesome job of bringing Ms. Kiki her circle (or "kircle" as Audrey says!) Her favorite part was Freeze Dance, probably because we do it at home all the time. Chris had to work, so Grandma and Grandpa came to take photos and video. I managed to get a ton of pics when I wasn't participating :)

Standing on her "kircle"

She laid down to rest more than once!

Taking another break

Getting a sticker for being soooo good!

Admiring her sticker

What a wonderful first class!

I'm so glad we'll be doing this together. I think it's a great way for her to socialize and experience new people, new things. I can't tell you how proud I was to watch her get out there and dance her heart out. I hope this is something she really likes and decides when she's older to stick with it...but if not, that's ok too! I'm looking forward to trying soccer, gymnastics...whatever her little heart desires!

Freeze dance video:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back to work

It was a pretty effortless transition for Audrey and myself. I had no problems waking up ridiculously early and when I go to wake Audrey she's in a ridiculously happy mood. She lays in bed and snuggles with Dad as I load the car and it's off to Grandma's we go! With as much bonding time we had over the summer and as she's grown to be a momma's girl, she has no problems with me leaving. My work day flies by and before I know it I'm back at Grandma's where Audrey is waiting for me at the door.

Working during the day really makes me cherish the evenings and weekends so much more. When the weather starts to get cooler we're going to try to go for walks a few times a week after dinner. For now we prefer to stay inside and dance like crazy, rough house, and play with our toys and read books.

I bought Audrey a potty this weekend. She has shown ZERO interest and honestly, I think it's way to early to potty train at this age anyway, but I know the first step is up to me...introduce the potty!

She really likes sitting on it, but when she actually used it, it freaked her out a bit. Now she barely sits on it for 20 seconds. Eh, I don't care for it too much myself.

School starts for realsies this week! And we are jumping in head-first; Scott's first football game is Wednesday night and I start my graduate math class on Thursday night. Audrey's first dance class is Saturday morning...very little down time, but at least these weeks will fly by!