Friday, February 16, 2018

Photo Friday

Didn't Sweet Pea and CC do a beautiful job on my hair the other day?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Between the cookies we made and the candy they got at their parties and from their friends' Valentine's Day cards, I think these kids will be on a sugar high for weeks!

But all in all, it was a nice day, and we all had fun. We went to an Ash Wednesday chapel service at the preschool this morning, and spent pretty much the rest of the day celebrating the other special day today.

CC says the day was ex-STRAW-dinary. Little Man's heart glows. And Sweet Pea thinks everyone's a-DOUGH-rable. Happy Valentine's Day from the Morrisons!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Daddy Daughter Dance

CC's favorite event of the school year: the Daddy Daughter Dance!

She loved everything about it: her hairstyle, her dress and the photo shoot. MJ took her to dinner beforehand, and out for ice cream afterwards. It's her second and final year of having MJ to herself: next year, Sweet Pea will be a kindergartener, and MJ will escort two dates to the dance.

Tonight, Sweet Pea and Little Man had McDonald's for dinner, in front of the TV, while watching Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Parenting win.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ballet Observation

My favorite ballet class of the year: when I leave Sweet Pea and Little Man at home, sit inside the studio, and watch CC dance while her teacher explains everything they're doing. 

This year was especially nice, because CC's room this year doesn't have a window for me to peek through, so I have literally no idea what she's been doing each week.

This is also the first time CC is in a "real" ballet class, no longer for toddlers or preschoolers. This year she's taking Ballet I, for 1st-3rd graders. So CC is one of the youngest, and definitely the smallest. 

At first I was getting frustrated that CC didn't seem to be focusing very well on the teacher's instructions. I scowling at her several times and whispering corrections to her, but I realized that CC was beginning to frown instead of smile. And I decided that it was the teacher's job to keep her on task, so I bit my lip and just smiled at her the rest of the class. It worked -- CC's frown turned upside down in no time, and she went back to sneaking smiles and laughs at me from across the room.

Then we got a sneak-peek of the recital number, which is from Sleeping Beauty (the real ballet, not the Disney movie). The girls will be holding roses, which is why their fists are clenched while they dance. CC loves the recital number -- much more than barre work -- and takes it very seriously.

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My beautiful ballerina! I just love watching her dance.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Photo Friday

Sweet Pea wanted to do her own hair for the first time this morning. One ponytail with 8 bows (none matching). Impressive!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trike A Thon 2018

This week was our fourth and final Trike A Thon at the preschool to benefit St Jude Children's Hospital. Sweet Pea and Little Man were so excited to ride their big-kid bikes with their friends!

"I was so careful, Mommy!" said Sweet Pea afterwards. 
"Me too!" yelled Little Man. "I only crashed into three people!"

Monday, February 5, 2018

Knowledgeable CC

CC won an award at her school for this month! She's won plenty of the daily awards here and there, commending her on good behavior, or acting with character, or being helpful. But this was the first time she's received one of the big monthly awards! 

Her teacher let me know ahead of time, so I could be at the assembly. But the students don't know in advance who's winning, so Sweet Pea and Little Man and I had to hide behind chairs and other parents so CC couldn't see us in the back of the gym.

The principal called her name, everyone cheered, and we stood up in the back to wave frantically at her. The commendation read: "CC Morrison is receiving the award for being knowledgeable because she is very bright and knows lots of interesting information. She is always excited to share new things she has learned with her peers."