Monday, April 30, 2012

Lily likes ballet school

There is a ballet school here in Fargo that lets little girls and boys go to try it out before signing up.  What a great idea!

About 6 months ago, we took Lily to 'gymnastics school' and wish they'd had that option.  There were way too many kids and it was quite chaotic- Lily couldn't focus and ended up getting scolded (by us, not the teachers).  It became apparent she wasn't ready for either that environment or for that particular activity.
So the other day when Lily was asked if she'd enjoy trying out ballet school, she said, 'Yes'. Kate and Gene took her to her first class...

Here are a couple of videos.

 She's the little girl in the pink clothes.

And another:

I have to admit, I've watched these- and the 5 others- way too many times. I'm so proud of her. I just can't believe what a big girl she is and how mature she seems.  Makes me a tad sad, but again- I'm so darned proud of our little Lily.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I've been thinking quite a bit lately about our dear boy... For me, things seem cyclical. I'll have several weeks of strait-up positivity and then a crash back to reality. All is well, don't get me wrong. But I've found myself daydreaming quite a bit...

I've been imagining what Rowan would look like walking. I imagine opening up my front door and seeing him run over to me and giving him a huge hug. I wonder what words he'd be saying and how he'd be tormenting his big sister.

I wish I could see him sit up.
Grab toys.
Hug me.

So today I'm going to stay in this spot of wishing.

I wonder if I wish hard enough what could happen...