Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Dancer...

Emerson has performed her last dance... for the time being.

I have to give her credit. She hated dance class. Every day, for a year, we took her to The Fine Arts and for an hour she practiced tap and ballet. She missed only once.

She hated it.

I don't know if it was the teacher or the situation or the students, but Emerson wanted it to end. And it did.

She had two rehearsals and two performances to cap off the year. We cut our vacation short and drove 80 plus miles an hour to get her home in time for the rehearsals... because they were mandatory.

She came onto that stage with the biggest smile in the world and left waving to us in the audience. But when asked if she wanted to do it again, next year, she declined.

The funny thing is that since that performance she has danced everyday... in our living room. She loves to perform, and dance, but hates the classes.

Oh well.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Beach!

1.5 Weeks at the beach... 
A few sand castles, a mermaid, a couple of naps...

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Emerson loved Hilton Head, again. She could have spent the entire week in the pool or playing on the beach. One of the best parts for her was finding her friend Madison, and her sisters! Madison was from Pittsburgh and the girls had a blast playing together and Emerson (and Bryce) learned how to do a handstand!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dolphin Cruise?

Meme, Papa, Eric and Emerson went on a Dolphin Cruise in Hilton Head. Amazing time! The first pic is Emerson seeing a Dolphin for the first time!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Frogs and Wine!

Matching shorts and Frosty the Frog!!! Bryce loved it!


Bryce had a blast on vacation. He loved playing in the sand, the ocean and the condo. This was a new sense of freedom for him, and a test for mom and dad. We were convinced that he would sleep in a bed with a rail. The first night there was little sleep for us. We attempted to place the mattress on the floor, then back on the bed and then again to the floor. It was a revolving mess. The second night proved to be too much. After I had passed out, Bryce went into the bathroom and overfilled the tub so that it flooded the room. Eric and I woke up to the sounds of his screams and found him between laughing and crying in the bathroom. Crap. So, off to Walmart and a $40 pack n play later, we could all sleep!