I decided to at least post some pictures. I really haven't felt like writing here for a long time. And every time I think about writing, I feel like I have to update on everything that's happened since the last time I wrote. Well that's just not gonna happen! So here are some fun pics of things we've been up to so far in 2009:
Ella took her first ballet class. This is a shot of her doing a "routine." Shortly after I took this photo, she broke out of line and started running in circles around the room. Oh well. Last week we got to watch a different routine, and she stayed in line and did the entire thing. I was so proud of her!
I think she enjoys dressing up in a leotard and ballet shoes as much as doing the actual dancing!
I also decided to get back into crochet after seeing this pattern in a book. I love crochet, but get bored with it quite easily. I thought of my sister when I saw this, so I decided to make this for her birthday! Since completing this one, I've got 3 more projects up my sleeve. They are all gifts, so when the recipients receive them, I'll post pics!
Shortly after Christmas, the girls got a full-sized bed to share. We've had this bed in my parent's storage room for 5 years and we knew we wanted to give it to the girls. Todd's great-grandfather made this bed, so it's very special to the family. Ella was especially excited to be in a big girl bed after sleeping on a mattress on the floor for 6 months! We even got brand new bedding. I'm thinking about giving the walls a fresh coat of paint to complete the look.
Emma had to make a box for her Valentine's Party at school. We got out the scrapbooking supplies and cut out hearts, pasted on stickers, and covered the whole thing with Sparkle Mod-Podge!
You might be wondering about Emma's colorful sweater and hair-bows. It was 80's day at school, I do believe. This was the best I could come up with!