Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010



It's the end of 2010 and Christmas is upon us!

We took the girls to get their portraits taken and it was an amusing experience. For the most part, when one was smiling, the other was looking sideways or gaping at the funny animals and vice versa!

But we were grateful that the photographer was able to capture a few charming shots,

...as well as a few that showcased their fun-loving personalities.




And I should add that these are just "teaser photos" since they are all selections from the CD (we got to keep all the images!) that we did NOT choose to have made into prints! But we wouldn't want Christmas to come too early! ;-)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Elizabeth's Ballet Debut


Well, we are officially THOSE parents! You know...the ones who enroll their wee ones in dance classes that Peter always insisted culminate in a display of ridiculousness that all the mommies find irresistibly adorable!

Guilty as charged. I thought it was precious!



Here she is practicing in a final run-through before the recital began!


And here she is with her teacher, Miss Monica, after the recital!


E has been taking ballet class for all of 5 weeks! Some of the other girls have been enrolled in this class for 13 weeks. Personally, I don't think it made much difference ;-) but you can judge for yourselves!

Enjoy!



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Thursday, December 9, 2010

"I'll Be the Horse If You'll Play With Me!"



That's the name of a children's book by Martha Alexander. And it was one of my sister and my favorite books when we were kids.

And I have to say... it's kind of fun to look at these pictures and really understand--on a deeper and more appreciative level-- why this was such an appropriate title for the sequel to Nobody Asked Me If I Wanted a Baby Sister!