Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Party Hats and Portraits...

WOW... what a GREAT WEEKEND... the weather was PERFECT... ABSOLUTELY PERFECT... we enjoyed being outside and even had our first dinner on the new patio!!!

In honor of the Holiday Weekend... Lilley-Kate decided to make "party hats" for some of her little "softie" animals... Each animal had a different "theme" to their hat... and she tucked them all over the house Saturday evening... I asked her who THIS "softie" was suppose to be... She said "Mom... he's the GENERAL because he has a STAR on his hat!"... LOL... I should've KNOWN that... right?
I was VERY HAPPY with Lilley-Kate's RECITAL PORTRAITS/PROOFS this year... NOW the trick is to pick a "winner" and get the order placed... if I don't dilly too much and place the order in the next couple of days the portraits could POSSIBLY be back BY RECITAL... I just have to pick my favorites!!! CHOICES CHOICES!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Those who HAVE served... and made the ultimate sacrifice... those who ARE SERVING and spend every second of every minute of every hour of every day keeping us ALL safe...


HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! Please take the time today to remember those who have served... and are serving in our military forces!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


DANG... I had Lilley-Kate's Spring Concert outfit all ready... the concert is TOMORROW EVENING... got the 411 home from school yesterday about the event... "required dress"... SCHOOL UNIFORM!!! WHAT??? *sigh*... well... we'll go with that...

Nick is home from school for the Summer... he and Lilley-Kate have been having a daily evening game of SORRY... it was a FAV of Nick's when he was little... and Lilley-Kate LOVES playing it!

TAP PORTRAITS this evening...

Our weather is forecasted to be SUPERB the rest of the week... THAT makes me VERY HAPPY!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting Things Done...

WHEW... just a minute to catch my breath!!! These end of year "to dos" are coming FAST!!!

BALLET PORTRAITS done today... Lilley-Kate did FABULOUSLY!!!... and her hair turned out SUPER CUTE and only took me about 20 minutes to do!!! I'm developing a keen love affair with "clip on hair"... LOL

Teachers Gifts... Ready... well... the LIST of WHO and WHAT is ready

RECITAL SCHEDULES are posted and organized (I THINK)... :o)

TAP PORTRAITS SCHEDULED... Tuesday the 19th at 5:00 PM

SPRING CONCERT Outfit... Picked out and READY!

Tonight is PROM in our area... so a LOT of the "big kids" are spiffed up and we've seen quite a few limos... THANKFULLY it is a BEAUTIFUL day here today!!!

Saturday, May 09, 2009


I hope EVERYONE has a really FABULOUS DAY!!!

Friday, May 08, 2009


BALLET 7- RECITAL ROUTINE... "Someday My Prince Will Come"...

Walk to spots
Tendu quick 4R, 1 Side, Passe, 1st
Tendu quick 4L, 1 Side Passe, 1st

Glissade R, Passe R
Glissade L, Passe L
Arabesque R, Sutenu turns R, Plie
Arabesque L, Sutenu turns L, Plie

Balance R, L, R, L
Plie, Releve
Blow Kiss R, L
Echappe- 2 Slow
Reach R, L- Hand on Heart

Princess walk to spot
Chasse around the world (1 way)
Chasse around the world (other way)
Chenne Out
Chenne In
Heart sway, R, L, R, L
Dip and Reach R
Dip and Reach L
Borre turn (high V arms)

Princess walk to spot

Balance R, L, R, L
Plie, Releve
Reach up R, L Reach Down R, L
Echappe 2
REach R, L
Dip R, L
Borre turn

Ballet walk off stage

We are "Full Steam Ahead" in Recital Prep... Lilley-Kate won "Best Routine" ribbon this past week in class (other ribbons include Best Smile, Best Posture, Best Stylin', Best Ballerina)... she was VERY excited as BEST ROUTINE INCLUDED verbally reciting the routine to the teacher... She's already told me NEXT WEEK she wants to get the "BEST SMILE" Ribbon... LOL...

I have "surrendered" and started letting Lilley-Kate TAPE things to her bedroom door... it is QUICKLY becoming her FAVORITE thing to do now!!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Scattered Thoughts and a CELEBRITY VISIT...

WHEW... lots of thoughts running "willie nillie" through my mind...

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY... we haven't seen the SUN in 7 DAYS!!!

Get hairnet to cover BUN for recital...

Get CARAMEL tights for recital...

SEW SEW SEW (Keep your EYE on the PRIZE)...

Will Nick get lucky and snag a SUMMER JOB???...

Call the tree guy and get an estimate...

Wish I was more of an adventurer...

One of the MOMS at "pick up" had some SUPER CUTE SHOES... gotta find out WHERE she got 'em...


Death is just part of the CIRCLE OF LIFE...

Gotta get end of Year Teacher's Gifts...

Not falling for the "pot stirrers" tactics... I'm done playing the game

I'm glad Lilley-Kate's sunflowers sprouted...

I LOVE walking around LOWES...

Dinner wasn't very good tonight (tried to "pimp up" the pancakes too much)

WOOHOO... .58 cents a GALLON in FUEL PERKS!!!

WOOHOO... 10% off in FOOD PERKS

Laminant floors NEXT (or a WALL OVEN)...

Lilley-Kate has developed a recent "obsession" with HANNAH MONTANA ... I'm HOPING it doesn't last long... That is "Hannah playing a guitar" up top there... just in case you DIDN'T know... LOL

Monday, May 04, 2009

Semi-Conscious with Regis and Kelly...

OK... I'm not much of a DAYTIME TV watcher... Judge Judy and Soaps just don't float my boat (and I would rather spend time reading some FABULOUS BLOGS... LOL)... but today while I was putting away laundry I decided to catch a little bit of LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY... now... I HAVE seen the show before... to me it ranks right up there with THE VIEW and OPRAH (meaning... I can stomach about 5 minutes MAX of it before I seriously want to THROW UP)... today was just EMBARRASSING...

REGIS... REGIS REGIS REGIS... it's time to "punch your ticket" "BIG DADDY"... when you can't remember a guests name (OR call them by the WRONG NAME)... the movie they are there to promote... the character they play (or the one YOU thought they played)... the name of their CD... it's time to go... honestly... I mean KELLY can't continue to play "cutesie" and "cover" for your blunders... I mean ZACHARY QUINTO said it best "What would you do WITHOUT HER?"

Friday, May 01, 2009

He Said... SHE SAID...

He said to her . . . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it. SHE said to him . . . You wear pants don't you?
He said to her..... Shall we try swapping positions tonight? SHE said... That's a good idea - you stand by the ironing board while I sit on the sofa and fart.
He said to her... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you? SHE said to him . ......Turn sideways and look in the mirror!
He said to her...... Why don't women blink during foreplay? SHE said to him ... . They don't have time
He said to her... How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper? SHE said to him ... I don't know; it has never happened.
He said to her... Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good- looking? SHE said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.
He said to her....What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night? SHE said. . . A widow.
He said to her. .. . Why are married women heavier than single women? SHE said to him . . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.