Sunday, May 17, 2015

Crazy May

I always forget what a busy time of year May is until it is upon me.  And I know our family is much less busy than others (I'm thinking families with school-aged kids).  Anyway, this past week was the first week we were back to normal, after Papa John visiting and Chet going back to work after his week of vacation.  It was strange but good to get back into the swing of things.

In addition to Mother's Day and Memorial Day, May also brings (for us) my mom's birthday and three nephews' birthdays (only one of whom will get his birthday gift on time, because sometimes I fail to plan).  This particular May Sydney will "graduate" from Pre-K (this coming Thursday), and we're knocking out her dance recital this weekend.  Sydney's church choir concert is tonight also.  Below are some snapshots of what else we've been up to.

The kids make the best gifts at their school.  Here are my Mother's Day presents (L's is the ceramic hand print, Syd's is the drawing):

Bubby is cute.  That is all.

Speaking of Bubby, the other day he though a 45-minute nap was sufficient (it wasn't -- he usually sleeps 2-3 hours), and he was super upset that I left him in his crib to cry for a while.  But he rebounded when I let him sit with Sydney in the armchair while she watched TV.  (He rarely gets to sit on the chair or couch because, you know, kids his age like to dive headfirst off such things.)

Sydney at her last dance class on Friday (WOO HOO!  Er, I mean, I'm so sad that we get a break from ballet this summer):

After dance on Friday we ran by Rack Room shoes to exchange YET AGAIN a pair of sandals I thought Lorelei would find acceptable (who knew she was such a shoe diva?!), and I snapped this picture headed back to the car.  Sydney looks like one of the Jolie-Pitt children being dragged along:

We were all hungry and ready for dinner after our little trip into town (it was 4:45 p.m.), so we ate early and then thought, "Huh, now what?"  So we loaded the kids into strollers and walked across the highway (don't worry, there's a pedestrian bridge!) for some frozen yogurt.  Mind you, our neighborhood is extremely hilly, and it was a mile each way, so Chet and I got a great workout while the kids simply sat and enjoyed the scenery, loaded up on sugar, then sat again on the way home (and begged us to "run!").  Bubby fell asleep on the way over.

And, finally, here are some dance rehearsal pictures.  The dress rehearsal was yesterday morning, and I volunteered to be one of the "room moms," which just means that I make sure the eight little girls in Syd's class don't tear up their costumes or wander off (Syd's class was easy to watch -- I felt sorry for the room moms of the 3-year old classes).  I'm posting these now, because I'm not sure I'll have the opportunity to take as many pictures this morning, at the actual recital (yes, the recital is on a Sunday morning -- that's a whole 'nother topic).

Beading bracelets and necklaces while they wait for their number (the other room mom is a genius; all I brought was my purse):

These little girls also go to Syd's preschool (Syd looks like a giant next to them -- they're all the same age!):

She requested I take this picture:

You can't really tell, but they're all holding hands while they walk to the stage:

Syd is in the second row, second from the right:
She said later, as we were walking to the car from the high school (where the recital is being held), "I LOVE dancing on stage!  It's so much more fun than dancing in class!"  Lawdy...

The kids played in the pool yesterday evening.  Bubby was soaking wet (in his clothes -- apparently we were too lazy to change him into an actual bathing suit and swim diaper), and contemplative:

That's all!  I hope you've had a lovely weekend, and have a glorious Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Nice pics. Sydney is artistic.

Ashley Wyckoff said...

Haha, yes! Thank you!