Sunday, September 29, 2013

Soccer, Take One

Charly started soccer this month. The picture above is from her first practice. Totally like Charly, to mix a little dancing action into her soccer skills. How cute is she?! She is one of three girls on a team of nine.

Charly was slightly hesitant at first, but now has claimed soccer as a "fun" sport. Her team kicked so much butt in her first game. Charly plays on a team known as "The Wizzards", and holy moly, these kids are good! And the best part, Charly assisted in one of the eight goals! We are so proud of this girl! Ahh, to be in the delightful fall air enjoying a game I actually know and understand. Watching a cute little daughter of mine play, while the other two cheer her on definitely helps make for a totally fun way to spend my next eight to ten Saturdays.

Final score 8-1, Wizards. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

First Position, Anyone?

Last night, I got to take Piper on a little mommy/daughter date to her very first dance class. She has been counting down the days for nearly a month and her excitement was the sweetest thing I have ever seen. The look on her face when I presented her with a homemade ballet skirt was one of pride and complete joy. I hope she never grows tired of handmade treasures. All of these were taken last night just before taking the 30 minute ride to dance class, and PS, she is a natural in front of the camera. All of these cute little poses came one after the other.

She is the sweetest, kind hearted  and joyful little ballerina anyone has ever seen. Not sure what this move is or whether it is even ballet, but I do know this, Piper puts her heart into everything she does. Ballet/Tap will be no different for her. Watching her was just one of the many highlights of my week. Piper has the coolest spirit. She dances to the beat of her own drum, which is rockin' by the way, I love that about her!

Happy Friday, y'all! Can't wait to see what next week brings.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Persephone and Athena Live Here!

I suspect that one of the greatest things about having an older sister who is up to her eyeballs in Greek Mythology, is when she decides to give you a make-over so that you too can become a Greek goddess! I love these girls so much. Is it weird that I can imagine scenes like this for every age they grow? Charly helping Piper with her first dance, her first date, her wedding day....
While my room transformed into a Greek beauty shop, Winnie was busy  watching as she jumped like a little orangutan in her crib.  Winnie is going through the most extreme growth spurt the past few months, she is changing in so many ways. One of the things she is doing to cope with the baby growing pains is reverting back to her baby ways. She has been potty trained since January, and now strolls around in diapers, which is something I swore I would never do; however, a mom can only clean up potty mess after potty mess, day after day, before she gives in to the baby ways. Can I just say, her in diapers is much nicer that following her around and taking her to the potty every 15-20 minutes only to have her pee on the carpet one minute later. Yup, diapers are just fine with me. When her little baby cocoon begins to unwrap, she will emerge as a super, uber fun nearly three year old! Please, oh please, let her little sweet butterfly emerge soon, LOL. She is two in every way. We love her oh so much, but this whole two year old phase is completely new to us. Thank goodness I've got my super crew back-up with Nate and the older two girls.

Has this whole reverting back to baby-hood ever happened with your kids?

Nate and I have a theory as to why this is happening...

Once upon a time, a cute, chubby little niece was born and we doted on her baby-ness as much as we could. Winnie saw this and decided she wanted more attention, therefore, her gears started turning and have transformed her into a chubby little baby herself. It worked! She seriously sounds like a newborn sometimes. It's the weirdest thing!