Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas program

Yesterday, Little Missy had her very first Christmas program at Bible study. She was so excited and did a great job! I'm so proud of her!

Let me set up this next clip. E nails the very first motion of the song...and then holds that pose for the entire song. At one point, the teacher tells her to put her hand down, E misunderstands and bends over to put her head down. She doesn't realize she is holding this pose until it's time to do that motion again much, much later in the song. She then becomes visibly mortified and is on the verge of bursting into tears, but like such a brave girl, holds it together and finishes strong! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Storybook Festival

So, the Loudoun County libraries are awesome about having tons of free programs and activities for both adults and kids. They recently had the Storybook Festival. The kids were encouraged to come dressed as a prince or princess.

They had a ton of super fun activities. Face-painting, hopscotch, live music, etc. However, I think E's favorite part was looking at all the other little girls dressed in their finest princess attire. It was literally as if the Disney Store had exploded inside the library!

Here's Miss Priss with what I guess is the mascot of the library system. She just marched right up to him like we were still at Disney World.

Here she is trying to be oh-so still while the artist draws her caricature...

Unfortunately, it looked nothing like her, so I stuffed it in the top of her closet when we got home.

And here are a couple of her posing on the "royal throne"...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

some fall pics

Monday, October 5, 2009

computer literate

So, there is a use for my old laptop, which met a rather untimely demise when I spilled an entire glass of wine on it. Eleanor's daddy fixed it right up for her complete with educational software. Here's a little video of her playing for the first time...

I was pretty impressed, but I am the momma. :)

Not sure what's up with the Photobucket videos...they used to work so well...

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So, Eleanor (now more commonly referred to as E) started gymnastics class today at My Gym in Leesburg. I signed her up as a way for her to get some social interaction, learn to take direction from other adults, and gain confidence in her physical abilities. (Did I just write a commercial for My Gym??) Anyway, she seemed to really enjoy it, and I was very proud of the way she listened to the teacher and followed instructions.

The most memorable moment of the day was definitely at circle time at the very beginning of class. Mr. Eli asked everyone to introduce themselves and say the name of their favorite book. There were five kids before E who followed directions quite nicely. When it was her turn, she very seriously said, "My name is Flounder!" Everyone chuckled. And Mr. Eli said, "Well, what is your real name?" And E said, "My name is Flounder. And my favorite book is Little Mermaid. He-he." :) Mr. Eli moved on to the next kid.

Walking the balance beam with Miss Demi:

Mr. Eli, who must have the patience of Job!!

Scooting relay.

Doing some stretches. This is the butterfly.

More warm-up games.

Of course, the ball pit is always a hit!
Jumping on the trampoline was her favorite activity. She said, "Look, Mommy! They have a trampoline just like at Nana's house!!" :)

now, where were we?...

ah, yes, here we go...

Friday, June 26, 2009

daddy's visit and some random silliness!!

This girl...I'm tellin' ya...keeps me laughin...