Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Abigail's 1st Dance Class at Boni's!!

Last week, Abigail went to her 1st dance class at Boni's dance studio!  I have dreamed about this moment since the time that I found out I was having a baby girl!  My parent's didn't have the money to put me in dance & gymnastics when I was a little girl!  My parent's did put me in dance when I was a little older because I really wanted to take dance & gymnastics.  However,  it was too late because I was frustrated that I couldn't do what all my other friends were doing, so I just gave up!  I feel very blessed that I have such a wonderful husband who works so hard to provide for his family and help make all our dreams come true!  I'm so thankful that I'm able to put Abigail in dance and other activities at such an early age!  I want to teach her to live an active lifestyle!  I will let her decide what she likes doing whether it's dance, gymnastics, swimming, or something else she decides to try as she gets older!  I just want her to know that it's important to stay active, that's something I'm having to learn as an adult!
I wasn't sure how Abigail would do going to dance because this would be the 1st time for her to go into a class without James or myself participating!  James did the swim lessons with Abigail over the summer & I did gymnastics with her!  As I was putting Abigail in her adorable leotard and pink tights that I had so much fun picking out, she was wanting me to hold her and was being very clingy!  When we got to the dance studio, I put her ballet shoes on her and showed her all the other little girls that would be her new friends!  I took her in the class and told the teacher her name and quickly left the room!  I was very proud of my little girl for not crying!  Abigail was a little shy at first, but she warmed up and did pretty good for her first day of dance!  Abigail was so excited that her Mimi and cousin Kayla came to watch her!  I wasn't able to get very good pictures of Abigail in her dance outfit, but I will keep trying to get some more pics!  I love Abigail's dance teacher Mrs. Carla, she was so good with all the little girls!  It's going to be so fun watching Abigail as she learns how to dance!    

"Abigail's 1st time Bowling!"

A few weeks ago, James & I took Abigail bowling for the 1st time!  We were meeting up with some friends to bowl and decided it would be fun to take Abigail with us!  Abigail loved bowling & didn't do too bad for her first time!  Of course, it was bumper bowling!  Abigail looks so big trying to carry the bowling ball all by herself!  She's such a big girl!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

"Swim Lessons"

Abigail has really enjoyed taking swim lessons this summer with her Daddy!  She loves the water & has no fear!  I have signed her up for swim lessons again in the fall, but she will be with an instructor and one other student and the parents don't participate.  I hope she does okay having a male teacher and not having her Daddy with her.  It's amazing to me how much she's actually learning from these swim lessons!  

They are singing "Humpty Dumpty!"  Look at all the Dads with their babies, aren't they cute!?

Sunday, August 02, 2009

"Hanging out with Friends!"

Last weekend, we got the opportunity to spend time catching up with friends.  First, I went to my friend Jessica's "Chocolate Party" with my friends from playgroup.  What a great idea!  What girl wouldn't go to a party where there's going to be lots of chocolate?  I wasn't able to stay long because James & I were meeting up with friends to celebrate some birthdays in the group!  We had so much fun getting to hang out with our friends!  Abigail was so good and we were at Grotto for a long time.  Of course, it helped that some of our friends had a set of 5 month old twins and another had a 10 month old baby.  It seems like we always have something going on these days, but it's worth making the time to stay connected with good friends!    
Girlfriends from Element at FOTW!

Chocolate Party!  Look at that spread!

More Chocolate!

Julie & Jill (Playgroup friends)

Michele, Jessica, Julie, & Jill (Playgroup friends)

Girlfriends from playgroup!  I don't know what the person who took the pic was thinking!  Why didn't he say something about the light fixture being in the way?