Monday, June 7, 2010

Updates amidst the chaos

I'm not going to lie, it's a little bit chaotic around here. {Fingers crossed} tomorrow we start the framing on our house. It's so hard for me to believe that in a few short weeks our house is going to actually look like . . . a house! And that means, whether you like it or not, there will be more building pictures to come :) Stay tuned for those. Or don't. The choice is yours ;)

We are officially done with our school year! Sierra will be in 3rd grade next year {um, how did this happen?}, and Makenna will start Kindergarten. Oh my my. I am going to have my hands full. I am so proud of all that Sierra has accomplished this year. She tested at a 6th grade reading level, and is solving 4 digit borrowing/carrying, and has {almost} all of her multiplication facts down pat. Third grade, here we come!

Amid the constant errands, {trying to keep up on} the housework, and chasing after the littles, I've tried to get back into a craft groove. Saturday is the end of the year dance recital, and my little tap class has been working so hard. I wanted to do something special for them. I found the cutest little ballet slipper pendants {yeah, I know, I teach tap, not ballet, but tap shoe pendants were nowhere to be found, I tell ya}, and I can't wait to show you what I made for my little tappers. The challenge? We have a little boy in our class. No problem, I made him a unique gift all his own. I will try to snap some pics to show y'all soon.

This end of the year stuff is insane! This week, alone, we have Sierra's last jazz class, my last tap class, shopping for last minute odds and ends for the recital {plus I have got to start thinking about Father's Day!!}, a dr. appointment for moi, and finally, Saturday's recital. Whew! How are y'all keeping busy?

P.S. Did ya notice my new header? It was about time, don'tcha think?

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Foursons said...

I noticed your new header right away! And the new shots on your sidebar. Gorgeous!

You have been sooooo very busy. And what a smart little girly you've got! Great job!

Can't wait to see house pictures. :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

The first thing I noticed was the new header! SUPER cute! We are all finished with our busy end of the year on to our busy summer stuff! I can't wait to see how your crafts turned out! My Fingers are crossed for framing to start tomorrow:)

Abra said...

I can't wait to see how pictures- the building process amazes me! We hope to one day build, so I will learn a lot from you. :)

You sound like a busy lady, but full of fun and love going around your place!

Rhonda said...

Yep, I noticed! Looks great! I need to do something different soon!

We have been super duper busy here too. It's been a while since I've had a chance to blog!

I love your house updates! Today was the last day of school here too! Yay...summer break...maybe just summer!

MomBrose said...

I love the new header!! So cute!! You sound as busy as we do!! minus the whole house building thing...

Jen said...

I LOVE your new header! I for one cannot WAIT to see all your house pictures! I wish I'd studied something to do with housing in school instead of boring old accounting :)

Hang in there, the week will be over before you know it!

Becca said...

I know your pain- end of the school year is totally chaotic!!!!!

You'll be through it soon enough!


Kelli said...

Cute header. I need to update the picture of me and the kids. You have been really busy and soon things will slow down and it will be summer!

Jenny said...

I noticed the header right away! It's so cute!

That is so awesome the Sierra is doing well with her schooling! I can't wait to see pics of the house.

shortmama said...

Time goes by too fast doesnt it?! My oldest is finishing up her last week of 2nd grade this week...just doesnt seem possible.

I tried homeschooling my oldest when she was in first grade but she ended up missing her friends after a few months. I had regular play dates with her best friend and another one of her good friends but that didnt seem to be enough for her. And now with a very active 2 1/2 year old running around, I imagine that trying to homeschool would be tough. I wonder how you made it work with a younger one in the house too? How did you keep the younger one entertained while you schooled the older one? My girls are almost 6 years apart. And the 2 1/2 year old obviously couldnt sit at the table coloring or playing for as long as I would need to do lessons. I really enjoyed homeschooling while I had the chance though

Colleen said...

Love the new header!! Can you come teach Maggie some dance? Please?!?!?

He & Me + 3 said...

I did notice the header. Love the pictures you chose. Woo hoo on the house and the crafts. Can't wait to see all the pictures.
Congrats on another school year down.

Miller Racing Family said...

I did notice the header right away. But to tell the truth I was wondering how long it had been there and I hadn't noticed. Being out of the blogging routine does bad things to the mind. But of course the header is super cute and fits your family perfectly.
I am so happy that you are moving right along with the house project, I can't wait to see the photos.
Have a great day!

Jen @ said...

Good luck with all of your house things - how exciting!

Your pendants sound cute. Post a picture of them when you get done!



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