Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dance Competition Try Outs

On our way to tryouts for
Jr. Dance Company CoMPeTiTioN!!!!!
She was so relaxed and confident!!!
So the girls draw what number order they
will try out in and then it's in groups of TWO!
PLUS the viewing windows are 
completely COVERED!!!
Another mom showed me a little spot
to peak through!!!!!!
Hadlee was in the VERY LAST group!
Are you kidding me?!?
She didn't even want or need me to 
stay the entire time.  She was so cool!!!
I came for part of the time and luckily
got to peak...and let me tell you,
this girl ROCKED it!!!!!!!!
After try outs the girls wait
a full week to find out if and what
they made for competition. 
This was such great practice for what
it's like waiting to know if you made
dance team or cheerleader or whatever
in high school.  Emily put them all 
in a circle and really talked to them.  
The girls could make up to THREE dances
although most of the younger, new girls
don't make all three their first year.  
Hadlee was cool with that but she
really wanted to make all three;)
I told her no matter what to be cool
and not too excited or too sad either
way so as not to hurt others' feelings
who might not make what she does
or vice versa.  Sister was SO cool 
about it that after she opened her
envelope she wouldn't even look
through the windows at ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally I got her attention and she
held up three fingers ~ 
she had made all three dances!!!
My sweet girl was the only young one,
the only 4th grader, 
to make all three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was such a lesson in what
being driven and working hard on your own
can get you.  Hadlee achieved this 
goal on her own will!!!
I was so proud.
Girl Power for the WiN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plus they got their company
jackets that night!!!!!!!!!!!!
We got home and shared
her big news with everyone!!!
Walker said he was glad this was
over because he was tired of listening
to those same three songs being played
over and over!  ha ha!!!
Really and truly both boys 
were so very proud of their sister!!!!!!!!
It was cute!:)
Of course nobody was as proud
as her daddy and me!
This girl worked so hard
and made all three dances!!!!!!
On a funny side note,
that night Troy said, "Wow, Emily
gave the girls those jackets?!?"
I was like..."Yeah, honey, Emily
just gave the girls these jackets!!!" ;)
Oh Daddy, nothing in dance is free!!! ha ha!
Go and absolutely shine
in everything you do, Sweet Girl!
You amaze your mama!!!

Basketball in January

7th Grade A Team Basketball
turned out to be really fun for Walker!
On the line!
Sometimes friends came out to watch
them in friends who are GiRLS!
A precious group!!!
Walker, Zach, Anson, Cort, Will, Quinn,
Garrett, Lanna and Tatum
Grandmother loved coming to watch
Walker when she could!!!
Sweet Huds taking care of G-mo!
Crazy Boys!  Dabbin'
Hudson loves to jump in!!!!!!!!!
The SWARM five on the court...
Basketball Sister Club
#80 on a big poster in the hallway
at Midway Middle School!!!!!!!!!
Let's Go, Swarm.  I mean MIDWAY!!!!!!
Lots of Fans!!!!!!!!!!!
Walker's GiRLFRieND at his tournament!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Date for Now :)

Sitting across from this little guy
seems to make everything 
in the world seem just fine.
He's like a little angel God sent
down to share with me.
I could never as long as I live 
be more thankful.
I'm also beyond thankful for the older's just that they no longer
want to sit right across from me!  
In fact, they sit clear across the 
restaurant with their friends!  ha!
It's the way it should be at their ages...
so I'm thankful for that, too.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

January 2016

Of course January brings back to school!
and back to these crazy boys for me;)
Basketball Tournaments for Walker
This is a sweet, precious girl
I had the privilege of having in English 
and then in French.  She was moving 
back to her home country.  
I will miss her so much!
Daddy out of town days :(
This boy and his drawings:)
These are his favorite teams at the time
with the numbers he wanted to be...
Midway, A&M, Seattle, Cleveland
Carolina, Giants, Buckaneers, Texans, Saints
Hadlee's class read a book that had
liverwurst in it...Mrs. Cates dared them
to all try liverwurst.  I wouldn't take
Hadlee to do it!  ha!
Mrs. Cates made her do it at school!!!!!!!!
My 7th period was something else...
especially Kobe and Peyton!!!!!!!!!!
Baseball lessons with Coach Jonathan!
My little love on a Friday night....
Troy involving himself in 
Hadlee and Jersi's face timing 
with boys!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love a night like this:)
Party at the Layne's
Hadlee was invited to eat lunch
with her principal and a school board
member.  She had to have two 
questions prepared for him.  
Such an honor!!!
Hudson told me exactly how he
wanted his birthday cake!!!

Huds lost his FIRST tooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Urban Air with Friends....
Sweet Tatum was soon to be
Walker's GiRLFRieND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Poor guy sick:(
Daddy's Girl
Dr. Walker with a shot 
for Hudson (with a ball air pump!)
Funny boys!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tall Boy and his antics in 7th!
I loved this bunch so much!
STORM gear arrived!!!!!!!!!!
Dad and I face timing with Troy!
My girl:)
These two on their way to Urban Air...
These two silly girls to 3 Spoons!!!
This guy with ME:)
That night Macy and Hadlee
did my hair!!!!!!!!!!!!