Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lollipop’s dance recital

I know, you may want to skip over this post but I have to do it, just have to do it because one day….my children will thank me, maybe not today….because they don’t realize how much this means to me…but some day they will.

may Lauren dance recital 003Lauren is precious….and she didn’t complain at all while her mommy pinned and sprayed and curled her blonde locks for her recital….



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may Lauren dance recital 006Owen had a bug, mommy thought it was food poisoning from some Wal-Mart chicken…it lasted 24 hours…and it was a really bad pukey kind of bug…

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Big brother Ryan was his ole self, hanging out on the computer…he loves the computer….his very own computer and could stay there for hours on end if you let him.


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outside the high school auditorium we got silly girl with her mommy.




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other dancers were practicing in the hallway of the auditorium…



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back stage was filled with anticipation…(Lauren 2nd from left,  top row)



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much was going on back stage…everyone was ready and awaiting their cue and the beginning of the program.


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I couldn’t resist taking lots of pictures….all for posterity ya know and of course my book I am putting my posts into…

may Lauren dance recital 068 It’s a big deal this dance recital…the community comes together and the high schools stage becomes a showcase for all the youth to display their talents. 

may Lauren dance recital 076 Our little lollipop Lauren 2nd from the left…..4th from the left in the picture below….she is staring at her teacher…although she knew the steps LOL

may Lauren dance recital 046 Don’t we all like a little encouragement once in a while especially when we are on display in front of a lot of people we don’t know?

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2nd from left, she shook her maraca's and left me wanting to see more! My heart was exploding and I was such a proud “Oma” of such a precious 3 yr old!


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The finale was so fun.  Many of the daddy’s joined their little dancers on stage for a fun little Hawaiian dance.  They were all such good hams about it and shook their booties!

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I forgot to ask my son why he wasn’t in this one…maybe he didn’t have a Hawaiian shirt LOL.

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thank goodness Owen started feeling better by late Saturday afternoon.  There were some surprises outside.  Baby bunnies were born a couple of days before…


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they were so tiny and didn’t have any hair on them yet.  Black, White, Tan and White, several different bunnies. 



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But I think there are about 12 altogether from 2 mama bunnies and one papa.  It doesn’t take much I am told….hehehe


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Huhoney has been very busy up at the Higgins Almosta Ranch, old barn wood was added to the chicken coop and Camille added her touch of cut out wooden flowers, the BBQ pit area was cleared and was almost  ready for the pad of cement that would be poured this week.  It is a big job.  Huhoney can’t do it alone anymore.  Not  this much cement anyway.

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while he was there 2 weeks ago the playground was moved and made ready for the children.  New ground cover will be put under it to soften the area instead of lawn.  It makes mowing much easier.

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The trampoline was moved and dug into the ground…the lawn removed from the playground was put under the trampoline.  A slide will allow the “Little Rascals” to slide under the tramp into a secret play area they call the cave.  They love it!  But my ? is…do you mow the lawn in the cave or just let it grow out of control???

It was a very short quick trip but always worth it.  When my daughter comes for a visit next month we will spend more time up North.  The kids love going to Mikes Almosta Ranch.  Wide open spaces just doesn’t compare to my crowded community where you can hear your neighbor sneeze.  EVEN though I have a pool.  There is just something about a little farm and children….

Huhoney is tired.  Very tired.  He works very hard even for his children to help them out whenever he can.  He will be home tomorrow for some much needed R&R.  Hmm probably not…because he will be busy making our home looking tip top and beautiful too.  I just don’t fit into Mr. Green Jeans pants!  My watering skills are just not the same LOL. Saturday is my Mikies BD.  I can’t believe my son will be 37.

The End.


emily said...

Oh my goodness. So much fun. Pretty little lady, that Lauren. I love the ranch. Who needs a city park when you can build your own? So fun.

Barb said...

Hi Linda,
Little Lauren - that smile, those curls, that flouncy costume, that performance!!! It's enough to make an Oma's chest swell! Glad you had a good visit but hope you and Huhoney don't catch a bug. I'm in Sedona - it's pretty here amid the red desert bluffs.

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Diana said...

What a sweet hubby you have Linda! And I must say that all of those grandchildren are cute but that little Lauren with the curly hair dressed up really takes the cake! She is just too, too cute! Glad you had such a fun visit. Love Di ♥

BECKY said...

I would never skip over a grammy's bragging post...nope...just couldn't!! I know this recital and your little darlin just filled your heart with delight!! It just came flyin' over here to me!! She is something! It is so cool that the Dads got involved...cute idea!

Hope you have a blessed weekend, sweetie. You are a bright spot in blogland!
HUGS n love,

Eileen said...

I loved this post, Linda!
These 'family times' are my favorite posts!
Lauren looked beautiful!
And the boys are beautiful too, and I hope your grandson is all better now! Sometimes those twenty-four hour bugs are the worst, they really take a lot out of you! Poor boy!

I don't blame you for loving that ranch, it is absolutely beautiful! And those views are postcard quality views! LOVE IT!

And I love the idea of the trampoline, no worries of falling off that way! Great job!

Great post! I enjoyed it a lot!
Love you,

Bernie said...

Linda your grandchildren are beautiful and I am glad your grandson is feeling better. Lauren is gorgeous and her mom did a wonderful job on her hair, so pretty. You are very blessed my friend and I am so glad you made the trip down to watch her dance. Love "the ranch" I can see you having fun and relaxing there a lot. Enjoy your weekend....:-)Hugs

imac said...

These memories will last forever, they are cute, too cute,lol.
Feel for him with that nasty bug too.

All in all you created a fab post my friend.

Wanda said...

Lauren looked very cute in her costumes, Linda...she's looks like a happy beautiful child. Country life is good for kids! Alivia took dance 3 years, but lost interest, now wants to play soccer!

Enjoy the weekend!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

NOOOOO WAAAAAAAY!!! What were you? A child bride???? I can't EVEN imagine that!!! Okay, now I'll pull myself together here and comment on the post... LOL...your little lollipop is so beautiful!!!! :-) What curls Lauren sported that day! Fantastic! Yes, your family will love that you took all these pictures...and no wonder you are such a proud Oma...what wonderful grandchildren you have! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Love, Janine XO

Teresa said...

Wonderful! It was a joy to visit your blog, the recital, the ranch... Hope your grandson is feeling much better now.(((HUGS))) T

g.suzie said...

You have to love those dance recitals. . .Kids are so fun to watch, what a little doll she is!
Thank-you for stopping by and I would love some 'go to' info on St. George. Have a great week!

Pat said...

I love to see the little ones in dance recitals...they look so cute! I wish I could have done that as a child, I would be thrilled to get all dolled up and then to even keep the costume! What a little girls dream!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just want you to know I'm praying! Love you, Janine XO

Jientje said...

No way in the world I would have wanted to skip this post, I love reading about your "rascalls" :-)!!

shabby girl said...

First off, I LOVE the rose photo in your header! Gorgeous!
Secondly, Lauren is adorable! How cute in those pictures of the recital. She will appreciate those pics later on, for sure.
You guys sound amazingly busy! Nice to have a hubby that can do so many things!

Megan said...

I remember dance recitals, they were amazing! And a built into the ground trampoline? I'm in love.

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Valerie said...

Linda, of all the people to worry about our dumb colds, it should not be you! I hope everything is going ok down there. I just keep waiting to hear updates from my dad. Love you!!!