Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas love

I don't know what the deal is, but my kids have been fighting like mad lately! Ethan is off-track & so that has thrown off our routine. He's definitely a boy & LOVES to tease his younger brother & sisters. I can't take credit for this idea, the Spirit definitely spoke to me on this one, but I thought it would be fun to have the kids focus on the good things they can do for each other. So when they do a good thing for someone they come tell me & we write it on an ornament & hang it on our tree. So far it's working great, they're excited to see how many ornaments we can get on our tree before Christmas.
The things they're doing for each other are very little, but a big deal for them. Makelle played & shared with Kyler, that's a big deal for her...she's 2! She hates sharing! I love focusing on the good things they're doing, when they fight I remind them about the ornaments & things turn around. Ethan is excited to show Santa just how good he's being so he can get lots of presents.
Lexi had another dance recital last night. She did wonderful! Thanks for the flowers Gramma Jann, what a great idea! She felt so special & loved. Lots of people told her what a great job she did. She practiced the most out of her class, so she got a special Dance Force Acadamy bag that has her name on it. It was so cute because the teacher presented it in front of everyone, she also got lip gloss... she was pretty excited about that!
Santa was there, so we let the kids sit on his lap. As you can see Kyler really didn't care about him. Makelle was a total wreck!! She hated him, but I got a picture & she got lots of hugs after. She got a huge pouty lip after I took her off, I felt so bad for her. She did talk about it on the way home & she was proud of herself for doing it, cause the big kids did it too.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Festival of Trees Recital

I just want to start off & say how proud I am of my 3 year old, Lexi. She has been working so hard & practicing almost everyday. She knew this song inside & out & really performed well! She had the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Trees with her dance class. I got better pictures of her practicing that day than I did at the recital.... I just wanted to watch her, I didn't want to be bothered with taking pictures :)
They danced to Hear Comes Santa Claus by Alvin & the Chipmunks. These 3 year olds were so cute!

My mom & Lexi before the recital. I do believe she's a natural, now she's not quite on beat all the time, but I'd say she pretty darn good, but I might be biased

Here she's practicing her march & whistle. She was very excited for make up, I had fun dolling her up. I was a little surprised she didn't get stage fright, she danced her heart out & afterward told us how much fun she had... this could get expensive. It'll be worth it, she's so happy! Stay tuned for a picture of Lexi & her best friend Abby at the recital...I'm still waiting for that photo :)

Here Comes Santa Claus, Here Comes Santa Claus...