Sunday, June 21, 2009

our dancer girl...almost- and lots of other news

We have had quite a week.  Jada was signed up for her first dance camp and she was SO excited.  We had been talking about it for weeks leading up to it.  She woke up Monday morning ready to put on her leotard, skirt and shoes...she couldn't wait!  When we arrived she was met with the loving "Aunt Suzanne" and of course was thrilled to see her.  But, when we went into the dance room there were lots of little 3 year olds very excited, it was a bit overwhelming for her.  No big deal, she got over it and sat in the circle to begin stretching with her friends.  I was of course among the other moms taking pics and tearing up at how precious our little ballerinas were.  Here are some pics to show you how cute the scene was...

Then, from no-where, the floodgates were opened and Jada began weeping as if she was caught in some strange form of ballet torture.  We talked and hugged and reasoned....but at 2 1/2 years of age, Jada just didn't want to begin her dance career!  Maybe her inner dancer will remain something that only comes out at home for another year, or maybe we can try again in the fall.  
When asked how dance camp was, Jada will respond "not's ok though."  

We went to New Braunfels and visited Brian's family for a short trip to watch cousin Madyson perform in her recital.  She did great!  She totally knew her steps and was in the front and center...YAY Madyson!  We were all so proud of her.  
Also, we had a hang out day with some of our favorite kiddos...Blaine and Suzanna.  We all went swimming, ate bagel bites and snow cones and of course the girls blew bubbles while the boys played ball.  It was a great time together!  I love those twins!

This weekend Grammy, Brian's mom, came in town to hang with Jada while we shot a wedding.  She was absolutely a Grammy's girl!  They had a blast just hanging together and playing.  We were so thankful to have a weekend with her too :)

The wedding we photographed this weekend took polaroids of all of the guests for their guest book (a new very fun wedding trend!)...and I took a pic of our polaroid for fun :)

Our dear friends, the Menns, stopped in for a visit.  Cannon and Jada had a blast playing together and I loved seeing Hartlee growing so big!  

We had another ultrasound this week and everything is wonderful...and she is for sure a little girl.  She is super wiggly in my tummy now which I am really enjoying!  Isn't she cute :)

Jada has been way into crafts lately.  We have been doing lots with glue, macaroni, glitter, markers, and stickers.  I will ask her what she wants to say and what pictures she wants...I do the glue and she does the glitter :)Here are some examples of our fun.  
And news on my mom and Mike- their house finally sold in Spring/Woodlands!!!!  So they are officially free from two grueling house payments!  We are so grateful...and they are off vacationing this week in Florida with some old friends!  


  1. AWW those are great pictures. She looks so cute in her dance outfit!! Ru is starting her first ballet class on Tuesday. I am excited for her !!

  2. loved hearing what is going on in the lee's world. i'm headed to mom's in a few weeks. need to make contact with you. maybe we can get something on the calendar to see each other and maybe get a few pics of the boys? i will call you. love ya sister!

  3. so many cute pictures! we love you guys. can't wait to see you soon!

  4. Blaine and Suzanna LOVED their day with all three of you! You each hold such a special place in all our hearts. I am always so grateful for time the duo has with you three. I know it leaves lasting memories in Blaine and Suzanna's minds and hearts. I am so looking forward to our worship retreat! Thank you for the day with Blaine and Suzanna. They need you guys and I am so glad you all three soon to be FOUR are in all their lives as well as mine! Love to you, Sara

  5. Cute craft! Titus says something similar on Father's Day- "Happy Daddy Day!" love it!!! Her hair is getting so long! i was like, woah- is that what will happen to Elli?