And this is my newer haircut and color I got today!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Eric with his serious face - still uses it a lot to this day!
I'm sad this picture turned out like this - I think it's a copy and not the original. But, I still wanted to put it on for you Eric to make you feel better. You see, even though everyone thinks you're the spitting image of Dad - here he is 3 yrs younger than you are today with a LOT less hair!
Another distorted one - and yet so precious of Eric and Grandma Bagley. (Doesn't she look like and older Earlene in that picture?!)
Oh yes, here he is doing one of his favorite pastimes - talking on the phone?!?! Not really, but it's a fun shot!
This is so funny - you just had to get on the table to pose, huh? And I WANT mom's bag!!! (Too bad it's history!)
Eric you don't know how amazing it was to see you with Sage right after he was born. You were so sweet as a first time father of a newborn! You're a great dad to him and to Ivy! I am so proud of you as a family man! Also, you're a very hard worker and have done so well for yourself in your career! And I can't believe you're going to run a marathon in October - way to go! Eric, growing up (after I reached a certain age) we didn't always get along...but now I can see it's because we are a lot alike in some ways. I love you and always have and now during the last 10 yrs I have become to really LIKE you too! You are handsome, funny, hard-working, athletic, persistent, determined, and musical. You're also a good dancer and have a great taste in music which I've benefited from for a LONG time. Hope your b-day was wonderful!
Nicole, I think this has got to be one of THE most beautiful pictures of a mother and her son I've EVER seen! Nicole you are a phenomenal mother. I am so lucky that Eric and you got married. I can't imagine life without you. Your talents are many. You're excellent at giving massages, doing hair, knitting, stain glassing, making organic skin care, doing handy work around the house, decorating AND you can sing and dance - what can't you do?! Most importantly, you are one of the strongest people I know! To go through ALL of your health problems and still be so healthy and such a fighter. You are such an example to all who have ever gone through anything wrong with their body. I mean really Nicole, you amaze me! I love you tons, happy late b-day!
Monday, August 20, 2007
After school we went to the zoo, we love those otters!
Then we were able to go to the Idaho Falls Chuckars baseball game. One of Kev's previous co-workers gave us all free tickets!
Audrey enjoyed cheering, clapping and stomping the best.
Kyle was fascinated with the Chuckars bird mascot - and even got to give him a high five!
Kaden was mesmerized with it all!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Here she is practicing her dance at home. Since it was such a young class, a lot of the girls in her class wouldn't dance, or would cry or not go out for class or the performances at all. Not Audrey, she always loved every minute of class and of the shows.
Her first year she did two jazz dances: one to "Tie a Yellow Ribbon around the old Oak Tree" and one to "Fill me up Buttercup."
Here she is in her second year practicing for her jazz dance to the "Walk like an Angel/You're a Devil in Disguise" song by Elvis. Kyle learned the dance with her and since he didn't have a tail to twirl - he used his blanket.
She also did a tap dance but I can't remember what the song was!
In front of the sleigh at the Festival of Trees.
All ready to leave for the Festival of Trees her third year.
She did a jazz dance to "Celebrate" and her tap dance was to "The Heat is On."
This is her playing with some friends from class in the warm up room before Festival of Trees. We're sad to say goodbye to Dance Tech. They've been wonderful. We had to choose between a Studio that offers everything including classical ballet and pointe along with the opportunity to be in ballets like the "Nutcracker", and one that offers a lot, but not those things. That's what it came down to. Although what made it extra tough was that Dance Tech invited her to be on the advanced - invitation only- mini jazz team - a competitive team that only a few 5 and 6 year olds are asked to be on a year! But, she can compete on her jazz team at Studio One and learn classical ballet too. So, that's our BIG decision for the year concerning Audrey and dance. Hope you enjoy these pictures and that you liked the ones of Studio One from the last post. It took me a lot of time to compile both posts so if you have a second, let me know if you like what you see!