Saturday, December 19, 2009


Wow! Where do I begin?

So I've skipped posting about Thanksgiving and anything that has gone on since then, although we did have a very quiet Thanksgiving dinner at my mom and dad's house, where we eat almost every year (11 of us). Okay, maybe not quiet, that's never been an adjective used to describe my family, but it was nice. Ciara likes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and the cranberry drink with 7-Up in it that only a few at the table enjoy, myself included (I love the stuff!). She doesn't like baked corn, green bean casserole or the noodles my mom makes to go over the mashed potatoes. Why is that important? It's not, I just felt like sharing, lol.

The table pre-feastThe feastThe feastersThe Three Amigas: Ciara, Logan & McKaylaCozy Cousins Logan & Christopher watching figure skating.

So let's see...what's next? Oh, yes, tap lessons. After noticing Ciara copying the dance moves during Logan's tap class observation period almost exactly, the instructor came up to me and asked how old Ciara was. I told her 2 1/2, and she informed me that they had just started a much younger than normal class for under 3 years old. Yikes! Brave women!! So I thought...why not?!? That is, if Ciara would stay in the class without me, which at the time had been an issue during her little class at church.

We show up the next week and to my amazement there were 20 other little girls in the class. At least 1/3 of the class cried the whole time and their mothers had to stay in with them, and although Ciara wouldn't let me out of her sight and I couldn't leave, she was not one of the criers, thank goodness!! The class itself started in September and for the first 7-8 classes I had to go in with her, but for some reason after missing two classes when she had bronchitis in November, the next time we went Ciara just marched herself into the class and never looked back. I have not had to go in since and she has been doing fantastic. Oh, and outta the 20 girls that started, there's only maybe 12 left, lol. They will be performing in the big show in May their rendition of "I'm A Little Teapot."

Logan has always done well in class and will also be performing in May during the same performance. I can't wait to get them both all dolled up, if for no other reason than just to take a few pictures of these two sweet little girls.

A few "rad moves" (for all you Backyardigans fans).

And although that is by all means not everything of significance that has happened over the last couple of months, I'll stop for now and save some for later, but I will leave you with this photo that we had taken last week.


Kat said...

Toooo Cute!!!! Love the pics!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Jackie for the update. Ciara looks so happy and well-adjusted. You all are doing such a great job with her--and I'm sure she loves her new home.

What a sweet little dancer... AND--I love the Christmas picture of the two of them. How awesome.

Have a Merry Christmas, Jackie, to you and your family.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I had seen the pictures from Thanksgiving and from tap lessons but had not seen the last photograph. That last photograph is so sweet and adorable! Nice to have you back posting!

Stacey said...

I hope I am getting one of those pics in my Christmas card that WILL come before Christmas. LOL