David, Jennifer, Brianna and Emma

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Emma at The American Girl Store, finally!

Took the girls to American Girl so Emma could see it and finally get her own doll. She fell in love with her namesake (well, almost) Emily Bennett, Molly McIntire's best friend. Isn't she cute?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Taylor Swift Concert = AWESOMENESS!

Anxiously awaiting for the concert to start...

My way cool 8 year old hanging with her totally awesome mom!
The concert was so much fun! The best part by far was when Taylor took a wardrobe change break and decided to return at the top of our aisle...wait, it gets better...she then proceeds to walk down our aisle (as seen below) and as she goes by, she stops to bend down and gives Brianna a hug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, neither the camera nor the photographer (aka ME) were fast enough to catch it but this is right before the hug....notice the black flower from Brianna's headband in the lower right hand corner...
And, right after the TS hug...grinning from ear to ear...PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
She sang the next few songs on a small stage just down from where we were sitting - AWESOME!!!!!!
She really did put on a very cool concert...not sure any other concert will ever top this one thanks to the hug but what an awesome memory for Bri to have of her very 1st concert ever!!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Peer Mediation

Last year Brianna was selected to be a Peer Mediator at her school. She went through a special training last summer and has attended monthly meetings at school to work on her skills. Here is a quick video of the morning announcements where she read a little script about Peer Mediation. Once we discovered that the video was posted and I told Bri, her reaction was, "Ooh, now I'm a movie star!". Thanks for posting Freedom Elementary! :)

Just click on this link and then click to open the attachment:

Friday, February 26, 2010

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, the Pirate's Life For Me!

A local gymnastics place called Flips for Fun brings a big school bus that has been gutted and designed into a mobile gym to various schools. Emma attends the Flips Bus once a week at Primrose and LOVES it! I am not a big fan of having the girls do something that I don't get to watch (I know that sounds selfish but I love watching my girls do the things they love to do!). So, needless to say, we were so excited when they announced their annual Parent Show. We were able to go and watch her perform all of the stunts she has learned on the Flips Bus. They also had a Pirate theme so they could dress up if they wanted to.

Wait, what? An opportunity for us to be creative? We'll take it. So we went and bought a tshirt, bandana and of course, an eye patch and earring and decked her out! She had a blast!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

GS - I Put Up With My Crazy Mom Badge

Brianna was awarded an "extra special" badge for having to put up with a more than usual tired, grumpy, overemotional, always on the computer (trying to get the spreadsheet to balance) mom since her mom was the "proverbial" COOKIE MOM! Yay Brianna, what a trooper!

So sorry for the technical difficulties (and the neck workout). :)