Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Little April Showers" ballet

golfdance 012, originally uploaded by MandyBowman.

Ansley dancing to "Little April Showers" from Bambi

Pumpin' Up the Party

Pumpin' Up the Party, originally uploaded by MandyBowman.

wish I could make this turn but I can't figure it out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ballerina Girl

Ansley's spring dance recital was full of little and big girls twirling with excitement over their moment on stage. She started getting excited weeks ago that her costume had an "up tutu" (like the big girls wear) and that Ms. Jennie told them they HAD to wear makeup- blush and lipstick! She's reminded me on several occasions that we cannot forget to wear makeup for her recital. Thank goodness the costume survived two days of pretend recitals at home, complete with her daddy singing songs for her to dance to while I tried not to laugh to the words and interpretive dance going on on the coffee table. Funny how coffee tables have always made the best stages! Finally, yesterday, the day was finally here and after dinner she got to put on her costume, makeup and all! A friend jokingly said, "hey lulu head" when Ansley walked in backstage, to which she promptly responded, "Emory, we don't talk like that today- we're ballerinas."

They tapped to Hannah "Mawntanna's" "Pumpin' Up the Party" and did a sweet ballet dance to "Little April Showers" from Bambi. She especially took the ballet very seriously, walking up as tall as she could on her tip toes. What a fun night watching all those cute little girls dance their hearts out!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

test test

Little decorator

As I was getting things ready today for the preschool teachers' luncheon, Ansley was "helping" me line up and cut the fabric, which soon turned into her own project. She's always wanting to "decorate" things, which usually entails glue, glitter, stickers, get the picture. So she finally decided on decorating this chair. After lots of tape, princess stickers, and even a taped on crayon, she declared it was finished. Here are a few pictures of her hard at work:
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let me also mention that I know that it's halfway through May and we do live in the south, but she said she was freezing and needed to put on something "cozy" while she rested on the couch, and this is what she came up with. Needless to say, the resting soon turned in to helping, and then to doing projects of her own.

I am also attempting to try other ways to post pictures to this blog as well as getting better at using my camera, neither of which actually happened for this blog. I tried a few things differently, but none of them worked. At this point there's just something to be said for actually accomplishing something, even if it's not what I set out to do! While trying to do this, I've put one in time out twice, sent one to her room, taken one to the potty twice, and threatened lots. Maybe next I need to work on teaching independence! Maybe next time!