Sunday, October 18, 2009

The flu, Timesteps and the pumpkin patch.....OH MY!

We have had an eventful week at the Green House. We started the week with Lily getting sick on Sunday night. Then, Monday morning about 9:45, the nurse from Hanna's school called me to come and get her. By Tuesday, those two ended up testing positive for the flu. They were home for the week! Tuesday night, Seth started coughing and running a fever. We were in the middle of theatre week for Emma's encore, rocking performance of "Timesteps....Rock of the Ages".....and by Tuesday night, I had to go pull her off of stage! She had a fever. Wednesday and Thursday are all a blur. All four kids sick makes for a tired mom. Emma got to participate in the final dress rehearsal on Thursday night and Friday came quickly! Opening Night! Somehow, it all fell into place! (Thank you for the prayers! You know who you are!)
We are total ROCKERS! :) 50's Record Party! "Baby Love"!
Emma....2nd from "The Girls"....."These Boots Were Made for Walkin"......
...and, one of my favorites.............."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" !

Another favorite from my era......Michael Jackson's "Thriller"!

RAVE ON.....It's a crazy feeling!

Three great fine tribute to the music that grew us....or we grew up to! Goodbye to "Timesteps", for now! A bittersweet ending to a fabulous show!

So, the weekend was long.....and fun.....and over quickly! We took Sunday to rest and spend some much needed family time!

We all slept in and then made our way out to Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm. It is just outside of Canyon, and is a fun and festive place to spend a fall afternoon. I love pumpkin patches.....I love everything about fall.......I love the smell of it.....I love the crisp air......I love the taste of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, yummmmmmmm........oh.........back to the pumpkin patch.....somehow, I get so sidetracked there!

Here are some pics from our fun trip there! YEAH, Fall! Thank you for falling on us!

A hayride out to the pumpkin patch....

and the corn maze

Our fearless leader, finally gets us through it.......

Now, we get to pick our pumpkins! I don't know if there is anything cuter than my Pumpkins picking pumpkins................................ Of course, Lily found a pink pumpkin! (Seth actually found if for her!)

Happy Fall!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wait for's here!

This is dedicated to you, Grandma! A new blog! YIPPPEEEE! I can't believe it has been since May since I blogged last. Wow! Time does fly when you're having fun!

The summer was joyous! We loved it and can't wait for it to be here again! Much needed rest and relaxation!

School began. Four kids. Four schools. Enough said!

(I do need to mention, I have a pre-schooler and a Freshman in high school! How?!!!!)

So, it brings me to today. A wonderfully dreary fall day. I am in love with the season that brings crisp mornings, cool evenings, football games, pumpkins in the patch and Pumpkin Spice Latte in my cup! YES!

In our life lately, it has been busy. FULL! Blessed.

Emma is dancing her heart out, getting ready for "Timesteps: Rock of Ages". It's the rockin' production that LSB put on in the Spring and is bringing back again. Do not miss it if you are in our area. IT ROCKS! She also will be in the upcoming Nutcracker, Dec. 12-14th. She has five rolls. One of most favorite being the dancing Columbine Doll that comes out of the box at the party in scene one. So beautiful! we go again!

Hanna is playing tournament softball with her beloved Storm team. And league play, too. It has been so much fun watching this little team turn into a big event! They are ones to watch.....and fear. They finished league play 10-0. I am so proud of her team and her ability to keep them all pumped up! She is my cheerleader! Oh, more than you know!!! Hanna will also be in The Nutcracker in Dec. as an ice-skater!

Lily Hope. The princess. She started dancing again with Lone Star Ballet. She just wanted to be in The Nutcracker, like her sisters. That's all. So, she is doing classes there now and auditioned in August......and MADE IT! She is debuting in her first Nutcracker as a Snow Angel and a little pink lamb in Merliton. She is so excited! So am I! (Pictures to follow very soon!) Pray for me!

And, then there is the boy! Momma's Boy! Seth started pre-school this fall. He was excited, at first. Now, not so much. He just doesn't want me to leave him. He'd be happy to just be with me, no matter what we are doing. I pulled up to school one day, and noticed a very sad face in my rear-view mirror. I said, "Buddy, you LOVE school! What is the matter?" He said, very matter-of-factly, "But, I LOVE YOU!" Hmm. Now how do you argue that point? Seth is not in The Nutcracker. Not yet. :)

Sean and I are just holding on for the ride in all of this fun and excitement! We tag-team most days. Quite nicely, I might add. Sean is our biggest fan and my best supporter. He stays so busy at work and is on board for whatever is happening when he gets home. We couldn't do it without him. It's football season, too, which makes him a happy man!

I have turned over a new leaf in the world of running. I have been training since August and have loved it. I am an adict. I ran in my first 5K for the Susan G Komen foundation on Sept. 26th. It was awesome and I was just so proud to finally make it there. And that it was for such a good cause, more awesome! I also started teaching dance at Lone Star Ballet. I am so glad to be back at it. I am teaching little ones. Mommy and me classes for 18-24 months and then 3-4 year olds. I am also going to be teaching at the pre-school program at Seth's school. Maybe he will get to dance, afterall!

Happy Fall, Ya'll!