Friday, April 27, 2012

I know it had been ages since I updated this but here is a recent picture of the girls from Margaux's school dance recitat.  She's almost 6 and Sophie is 10. Aren't they adorable?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer - L'ete est la...

I can't believe school's been over for two weeks. The school year sure went by fast! Both girls had an excellent year. Margaux ended her first year of preschool (pre-k2) and is spending her summer with our sitter, who took care of her last year while she was in-between daycare and preschool. I was planning on leaving her at the preschool for their summer program, but they turned out to be very expensive. This bossy little lady is now busy trying to rule over a new bunch of little boys.

Sophie had a great first year at her new school (Richland elemenentary for 2nd grade) and got all the highest honors in addition to receiving a special recognition for her exemplary behavior. To reward her, she's going to a special camp this week at a farm in Collierville. She's loving it, they have horses, bunnies, a swimming pool, moon-bounce etc. I wish I could afford to send her for more than one week... :( The other weeks, she'll be going to the Y camp or Central Camp (church really close to my work).

At the end of the week, we'll be heading to the beach for a cheap vacation. We decided (sadly) that we could not afford to attend our China travel group reunion and are just driving to Destin instead. We are hoping that the economy will start recovering soon and that things will be looking up by this time next year. We are way overdue for a trip to France, too. Thankfully, both of us still have our jobs, so we count our blessings.

Hope everyone is having a fun-filled summer. I will be posting pictures soon, including tons from the beach!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The girls professional Easter picture

Cute... even though we could not get Margaux to smile at all... She still really enjoyed holding the bunny though..

Sophie's professional picture from her ballet recital

Love this, and the costume is perfect for her...

Margaux's 3 year portrait

These were taken at the new JC Penney on Winchester. I brought Sophie to make her laugh and it worked. The collage was a 10*13, so I could not scan quite the whole picture. The Hello Kitty outfit is perfect because her referral pictures included a pic in a Hello Kitty bean bag chair.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Margaux's birthday party

We invited all her friends from daycare and part of our China group, plus all our friends. Chuck and I had the great idea to do it at the house and we ended up with a rainy day and 45+ people in the house! Yikes! You'll just have to trust me on that since I'm not posting pictures of our guests to respect their privacy.
Everyone still had fun though and the cookout was a success. The theme was of course, Dora and Diego. I found a pinata of Diego, which was no small fiest. Some of my guests thought he looked like he had swine flu (see picture) Too funny! That was something else we had to deal with, the birthday party was on the same weekend as w.hen all the panic was going on with swine flu and the media were telling people to stay home all weekend. I was worried no one would show up!
Next year will NOT be at home!