Monday, May 24, 2010

Parent Night

Each year in May, Amelia's "school" (Teddy Bear Daycare) has parent night. On parent night each class, from infants up through Pre-Kindergarten, performs a song or skit for the parents. This is our third year attending, and each year has been so cute! This year's parent night was especially good for two reasons: 1) it was Amelia's last parent night there, as she'll be in Kindergarten in the fall, and 2) she had a big solo in her class skit! Here is a link to the video of Amelia's class skit (too big for blogger). Enjoy Amelia's Parent Night 2010!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend

A few weeks ago my Dad sent me an e-mail titled "Mother's Day shshshshshsh!" He wanted to surprise my mom and fly my family up to NYC for the weekend. Who can turn down a free trip, right?? So on Friday afternoon we hopped on a plane. When we got close to the apartment we texted Abby (who was in on it), and she came downstairs "to meet her friend for dinner," aka help us upstairs with our luggage. :-) We got upstairs and Abby went in to the apartment, saying "I forgot my Metro Card..." and Amelia and Andrew followed...and BOY was Mom surprised! She said "what are you doing here???" It was great fun to surprise her and she was so happy. Good planning, Dad, and thanks for having us! We had really nice (although windy) weather all weekend, hooray! On Friday night we had AWESOME BBQ at Daisy Mae's; Saturday, Mom, Abby and I had pedicures, then met the kids, Dad and Bryan in Central Park to enjoy the carousel, a playground, and to visit "the rock" where Bryan proposed to me. Sunday we enjoyed a fantastic service at church, then were treated to brunch at Bar Americain, one of Bobby Flay's restaurants. It was SO good! All in all it was a great Mother's Day and really nice to be able to spend it with my mom. Here are some pictures of the weekend!

Riding the carousel
TALL slide
No fear!
with Nana and Pops in Central Park
Being goofy
Our family on "the rock"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Busy, busy, busy!

Man, we've had a lot going on recently! We enjoyed a wonderful visit this weekend from Grandma and Grandpa Jobe. They came up to see Amelia's dance recital (part of the busy-ness!), go with us to Day out with Thomas, and just hang out. Also while they were here, we had the kids' pictures taken (finally!) and even got some with G'ma and G'pa. The pictures turned out beautifully, even though Andrew didn't want to cooperate and would only take pictures holding a football. Oh well! Such are Andrew's interests these days (anything involving a ball of any kind). Here are some pictures of our weekend events!
I was really sad to have to put makeup on Amelia...she looks so old! :-( Oh, and I am SO jealous of her super-long eyelashes. ;-)
flowers from her admirers!

the kids LOVED riding Thomas.
we had to take a picture of Emily and Emily!

check out Andrew's James tattoo...
...and Amelia's Percy!
we had so much fun!