Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dancing Girl

Last week, Skylar danced in the Jr. Silverline Halftime at the Fremont Football game. I was so excited for her to do this since it is something that is somewhat close to my heart. When I was did Drill Team in high school, the little dancer fundraiser was always so fun and I couldn't wait for my girls to be old enough to participate. She did 3 clinics during the week and then Friday was the big day. She was so excited!! During the performance she was really hard to see, I should have told her to make sure she made her way to the front of the group. She was nearly the littlest one in her class! She did a great job and knew the dance well. We were so proud of her! She wasn't scared or nervous, she is so independent! I can't wait for next year when both my girls can do it!

Skylar and Sailyr got their faces painted!

Look how little she looks next to some of the older girls!

Warming up!

The performance...She is way in the back.

The whole family came out to watch her! Breckyn looked so cute in her hat!

Here is her famous pose!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Harvest

While my mom was here last weekend, we decided to make good use of the 4 or so bags of tomatoes we had just picked as well as the green beans that my fridge was overflowing with. Our garden was really slow coming on this year but now we are right in the thick of our tomato harvest, all 14 plants! We have them coming out our ears!

I decided to freeze the green beans, since I don't love them canned.

Canning tomatoes is so easy and I love having them for the whole winter! I think I will have to do it every weekend for a month so I don't let them go to waste!

This is less than half of what we ended up with. We did 10 quarts and 13 pints. I have enough tomatoes to do at least that many more this weekend! I guess I better get some more jars and lids!

It was so fun to do this project with my mom, not to mention very helpful! Though it is easy, it is kind of a big job and having someone to help you is so nice! Thanks Mom!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Day!

This week marked a big day at our house...Skylar started preschool! I was so excited for her! Travis and I were way more excited than she was. Not that she didn't want to go, she just had no idea what to expect. A few days before, I asked her, "What kind of things do you think you do at preschool?"
She thought about it and said, "I ACTUALLY don't know!" All this hype about preschool for months and she has no idea what it was about. She just knew that she got to go and take her backpack.
We go her ready and headed out the door. We made it just in time and then Travis surprised her and came and met us to walk her into her class.

Jax, our friend and carpool buddy, Sailyr, and Skylar

We found her cubby and hung up her backpack and she was off to do some playdough in her seat. A few pictures and the parents had to leave. I admit I shed a tear on my way back to the car :( Something about her getting so big. It's hard to believe how fast it goes by!

When it was time to pick her up, again Travis surprised us and came to see her come out of class. He is the CUTEST dad! She had a great day and made a star headband and she had a treat. She is excited to go back today!