Rylie and her soccer team were lucky enough to escort Real Salt Lake players onto the field in last Saturday's game. Evan is their coach so he was able to get some great pics from the field. Rylie knows that Kyle Beckerman is my favorite player and she was lucky enough to get to walk with him. It was a great game and I'm glad that Rylie got to participate in this great soccer tradition. Saige could have been there too but she "just got too scared" when I told her that she would be on the field and on TV. Instead, she and I sat in the stands and cheered the others on.
Very serious as the National Anthem was sang.
Beckerman stretching and reminding Rylie to put her hand on her heart before the National Anthem.
I think this is a funny picture...This is when Kyle was asking Rylie her name and talking to her before the game. Isn't it just like the ref's to be in the way!
Rylie was SO excited to talk to Beckerman and to be on TV.
Waiting for the players.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Rylie has been in dance class since January and she absolutely LOVES it!!! I must say, she is a good little dancer too. Here are a few pics of her in her dance costume after the recital. I was so impressed with her confidence. She did such a great job!
Here are a few shots of the actual recital.
What a sassy little pose.
This was the girls favorite part of the dance.
I love the smile on her face...you can tell that she LOVED performing.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Today Saige graduated from preschool and she is SO ready for kindergarten. In fact, I caught her many times today singing songs about "here I come kindergarten" and "kindergarten is next for me." Saige loves to make up songs about whatever is on her mind and apparently today, Kindergarten was on her mind. She is such a cute girl and she loved preschool. This was her second year of preschool. She was lucky enough to go to different preschools each year which allowed her to experience a lot of different things. I can't believe my little Saigey is heading to kindergarten!
Saige has been taking gymnastics for the last few months and has LOVED it! She is such a timid little girl and it has been so good for her to stretch herself and try new things in gymnastics. The other night she had her first gymnastics exhibition. She wasn't sure at first about everyone being there to watch her but she quickly got into it.
My girls (and I) have been privileged enough to take piano lessons from my good friend Torri. Torri has been so great and although they don't love to practice, it does my heart good to see that they are learning something. Saige has only been taking lessons for a couple of months and I was very proud of her for memorizing her song. Rylie has been taking lessons longer but learned "Old McDonald" toward the beginning of her lessons. Torri let each of the girls choose their own song and this is the one that Rylie chose. I've also taken lessons but I weaseled my way out of the recital. There is something about an adult playing "Here we go, up a row, to a birthday party." Its cute and impressive when a 5 year old plays it but a 33 year old should be able to play something more, right? It's become very obvious to me that they learn much more quickly than I do.
We've had tons of little events in the last couple of weeks. I'm amazed at how busy the last 2 weeks of school can be. I absolutely LOVE all of the fun things that the girls get to be involved in though. There is nothing like the look on their faces when they perform and when they know that you are proud of them.
So, bear with me as I unload a few of the latest events.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
After much consideration and many tears when it came time to fix Saige's hair she decided to have her hair cut and donated to "Locks of Love." I almost cried when I cut her long beautiful hair off but I'm happy to know that another child will have the opportunity to have Saige's hair. Saige LOVES her new haircut and I think that when it comes time to fix her hair in the mornings, I will love it too :)!