Saturday, June 12, 2010

Galina's 1st Dance Recital

Galina Ballerina is her name.
She loves to dance.

So of course we were extra excited to see her at her 1st dance recital.
Here she is (pictured below) before the big show with her friend Katie.  Katie's mom, Andrea, is my friend.  Andrea is one of the most thoughtful people I know.  I love her!  Thank God for kindred spirits.
Here's me with my big girl!
There they are getting ready to head backstage.
As you might guess, Galina was the first one on stage.  The others filled in around her.  Their ballet dance was "I Love Somebody".  I have to admit, I was worried.  What would Galina do?  But that little superstar did great!
Here she is tap dancing to Happy Jack-in-the-Box, their other dance.  I was so proud!
Gotta hug Katie one more time.
And take a bow, little girl.  You deserve it!
Encore!  Encore, please!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Lovin'

I love summer.  So many reasons why...

Galina meeting a peacock at the zoo.
Her reaction was priceless.
It's never a bad day when you get to go to the zoo.
Brielle along for the ride.
Quite literally, on the zoo train.
And  here are her siblings with their friend, Michael.  So much for Brielle to watch. There's never a dull moment, to be sure.
And sitting in the wagon for the first time.  What a big girl!
Treyton getting so excited over T-ball.  He just loves it!  Here he is at his first practice of the summer.
Treyton's girlfriend, Addison (red pants), is also on his team.  She was his preschool sweetheart. 
Playing at the park.  Here's Brielle in her first swing ride.
Treyton playing pirate on his "ship".
Galina havin' fun no matter where she is.
Hiking with the family.
Me and the runts.
Bryce navigating through the terrain, in a very scientific manner of course.
Brielle holding on for dear life.
He will always be my baby!
This is our definition of eating out. :)
Playing in the backyard.

I love these dog days of summer!