Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Hey Dad, I hope you have an awesome birthday! And I hope no one feels obligated to watch this 8 1/2 minute video, it's probably pretty long and boring if you weren't there or if you aren't part of our crazy family! :) But I thought I'd share for anyone who's interested! Love ya Dad, you're the best!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

short hair....pretty girl!

She's been begging for weeks to have her hair cut to her shoulders so she could look cute and grown up, and I think it worked! Here's our grown up girl, 6 1/2 years old, and doesn't she look taller and wiser with her short hair! She and I had a little date to the salon on Saturday, but unfortunately none of the pictures of me are worth looking at. But I know you all mostly just want to see our pretty girl! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The yard is melting!

This is last week, when we still had a few mounds of snow on the ground. But we came back from Easter weekend to a yard clear of snow! Yay! I think it's finally spring! (I think I also need a new banner on top of my blog.) Maybe this springy weather will inspire me take a few pictures, this blog's been kind of suffering for want of pictures lately. Although we woke up to snow again this morning, kind of a bummer.

We had a great Easter weekend, lots of cousins to play with, food to eat, and eggs to find. The perfectness was marred only a bit by a quick trip to the emergency room, I gracefully whacked the back of my hand on the end of a metal bar and had to get a stitch. Yes, that's right, one stitch.....I realize it's nowhere near as cool as 8 staples, but it still hurts! Actually, the tetanus shot was almost as painful as the stitch. My arm has been sore for 3 days!

Unfortunately my little accident happened right before all the Easter festivities, so I have no pictures. (Except for a terrible phone camera picture of me in the hospital.) But Happy Easter to you all!!!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Violin Girl 2009.......


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We had a wonderful day yesterday listening to our little violin girl perform in the local Suzuki festival. She received a great adjudication and then had fun playing with 5 other little girls in a group class. Our clinician was an amazing teacher visiting from Saskatoon and he was so positive with all the kids. If you remember last year's festival performance, you'll see a few differences and changes, but she still has the same relaxed approach, even with the little glitches. She told me she was a bit nervous, but we think she was awfully brave in getting up there and playing out with her big, confident sound!


Afterwards we celebrated with dinner out at a sushi restaurant, as she requested!