Sunday, May 19, 2013

All the World's A Stage........

and Emma wants to be in the spotlight!

The last three days have been full of Emma doing what she loves best, being on stage.  Friday night her afterschool music class was part of the Music Showcase, Saturday was her major Ballet Recital, and today at church her Sunday School class said all 11 Bible verses they learned this year.  It has been a busy few days full of practices, spotlights and glitter:)  I loved being backstage with her for all of it!  I love being a backstage mom! 

Emma loves being on stage!  If you could just see her grins and excitment.  I truly think I will see her on Broadway someday.  Enjoy some cute photos of the past two days.  I have not downloaded the ones from church today however, sorry I am a tired backstage mom. 

Here is Friday Night's Music show!  She was part of a really cute jungle type dance.  It was so cute, and she knew the dance and song very well!

 Her awesome Music teacher who gives of her time to teach the new generation to love music and dance.  She lead a very talented bunch of kids k-4th grade in a great show.
Saturday was her big dance day!  This is the best day of the year for her.  She loves the costumes, the makeup and getting her hair done in a bun.  (which takes tons of cheap hair gel, water, hairspray and bobby pins!)
 Jazz outfit!

 Very serious backstage watching a movie between dances!
 Daddy sneaked backstage to get ready for his number.

 Ready for the sweetest moment ever, the father/daughter number.  I had not gotten to see anypart of this, and let me tell you...yes I cried a little.  It was so sweet!  Cant wait to get the video and watch it again and again.  Thanks Honey for doing it with her.  It was her favorite part of the show.  A memory to never be forgotten for sure.

 The three amigos, these two girls with Emma are my friends Jessica's girls, and we love doing life with them.  We were the backstage mom's for the girls groups and loved it!!
 On stage getting her medal!
 My Star!
 Part of her fan club!  Friends from our church who came to watch her!  And loved it despite the wait, the heat and the long show.  Thanks West Family!
 Another fan from church, blessed with a great church support.  Alisa you rock!
 Papa's Girl!!!
 Fries, cheese dip and her favorite rice and cheese only tacos!  She earned them all!
All in all it has been a long weekend but a very rewarding one.  Watching Emma shine on stage is so special to us.  Seeing her dance and sing after her struggles to walk and hear, is watching a miracle from God and I thank Him for it.  She is an amazing child who teaches me daily to enjoy life and when all else fails shake your booty!

Proud to be her mom and proud to be apart of her world.  Look out NY here comes Rosie!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A great day

My Mother's Day was so good this year. My sweet hubby and kids gave me a really cool windchime, which is what I really wanted and new bubble bath which I was out of.  I also got breakfast in bed and cute cards.

 We all made it to church and looking cute which was doubtful when Taylor was still running a fever Saturday.  Where we were greeted by a photographer taking family photos for all the mom's.  We stopped and got a photo snapped, before taking the kids to their church and heading into worhsip ourselves.  Church was amazing, my parents were there and Angie Smith (an amazing speaker and writer) was the guest speaker.  We were handed red roses as we left church which was really sweet.  Emma came running out of the kids area with a card she made with a tea bag in it.

  It was all amazing!  After church we took my mom to get her rose bush for her gift.  Just an FYI my church is nextdoor to Home Depot:)  Then, my mom, my sister, and my sister in law meet for a yummy brunch.  No kids and no cooking for us four ladies!  We had a great great time!  After, mom and me went shopping for our first beach trip as a family that is coming up!  More on that next week.

That afternoon, my sweet family of four headed to the Zook's get together and Daniel's sister house.  We had yummy food and celebrated two birthdays and the moms in the room!  I ended my day with a long bubble bath with a great book.  I would say it was a perfect day, family, fun, laughter and praising God!
 Muffins with Mom at Emma's school on Friday!

 Us before church
 my gift
 why I am a mom!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's or Mom's to be out there!
Here I am with my mom and Emma!  I am proud to be her youngest and love her to the moon and back!  She is my rock in the storms! 
Happy Mother's Day to the best mom around!
I will never forget the days I became a mom!  Here is my first photos with each child.
 Everyday since then has been an adventure to say the least!  Proud to be a mom of these two kiddos!

 And I know someday I will meet my angel baby as well!  May the angels hold him/her till then.

Love and blessings



Wednesday, May 8, 2013