Monday, May 23, 2011

Dance Recital

Ready to start performing!

Makenna had her dance recital last weekend and she did such a great job. Since she loves to dance so much we decided to let her take two dance classes this year and she has had so much fun! She took from her Grandma Southwick and her Aunt Cali in one class and from another instructor named Candice for her second class. It was lots of fun be we didn't realize that she was going to have 4 dances at the recital this year. She was having lots of fun dancing on stage and then we would run back to change just in time to jump on the stage with the next class. That was a lot for a little girl! She was just loving it though. She kept saying, "this is so much fun," "I have so many dances!" But by the last dance she was really tired and hungry and thirst. We'll have to rethink that one for next year. But she did such an amazing job and had so much fun! She is already asking me when she gets to dance on stage again. It is going to be a really long year! But here are some pics from the recital.

This dance was the theme song from Tangled. It was so cute! (she is the second one from the left)

This was High School Musical. We're all in this together. (she is on the right)

This was her Heigh Ho outfit from the seven dwarfs. This was my favorite dance it was just simply adorable!!!

This was the song Something There from Beauty and the Beast. This would have been the cutest dance but some of the girls went to the wrong side of the stage so Makenna ended up just standing there in the back because she didn't know what to do.

Becca, Makenna and Maddi after the recital

Makenna was so excited for her flowers. Thanks Nanna Powell!

Kyanna, Makenna and Shali sitting on the stage while we cleaned up. Makenna was so starving that Wes went and got her some chips out of the school vending machines. Poor girl!

A very amazing husband

I have the greatest husband in the world. I know, I know, everybody thinks that about their husbands but mine really is! Here is just an example why.

Friday was cleaning day. Not only was I cleaning my house but I had already cleaned my husband's grandparent's house. Now that, is a lot of bathrooms! 4 to be exact and I HATE bathrooms. When we moved into our house we had planned to install tile in all the bathrooms and the kitchen and so far we had only one bathroom done and the entry way. So anyways, back to cleaning the bathrooms, I had just finished cleaning them and was about to start on the floors when I realized how disgustingly dirty they were. (It been a while since I had done the floors!) So I started thinking, why don't we just get rid of this ugly linoleum and put tile down. The linoleum was curling up around the tub so I just gave it a little tug and up it came! I hadn't gotten too far by the time my husband got home from work and saw what I had done. Now he could've yelled at me, gotten mad at me or told me to fix it but instead he went upstairs laughing and changed into his work clothes. We spent the rest of the night working on the bathroom floor. He is such a great and understanding husband of all my spur of the moment, crazy ideas and he loves me for just being me. He really is the greatest husband!

Here Wes is fixing up my big mess!

All the nasty old floor I pulled up!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

4 Years Old

Makenna is officially 4 years old now. I just can't believe how big she is. I also can't believe that I have a 4 year old. It is crazy! This past year we have been doing a Joy School in the neighborhood and it has been a great experience. Here are some things she can do.

(I swear blogger hates me. There are so many spaces through out this post making it forever long but I can't fix it! Sorry it's all spread out)

  • She has learned to count to ten (except she usually forgets 7)

  • She can say the alphabet.

  • She can trace her name but she has a hard time still writing it

  • She can recognize almost all the letters in the alphabet.

  • She also knows all her colors and shapes.

  • She can now say her "S's" "Snow, Skirt, and School"

She is getting so smart!

Here are some things about Makenna at this age

  • She loves to dance. She dances everyday and now with recital over I don't know what we are going to do this summer. I asked all the kids at school once what they wanted to be when they grew up and most had answers like a mom, or teacher but Makenna wanted to be a dancer. It was so cute!

  • She loves Princesses, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan, Strawberry Shortcake and Barbie's

  • Her favorite shows are Curious George (or George the Monkey as she calls it), Strawberry Shortcake, Hannah Montana, Tangled and High School Musical.

  • Her favorite color is Pink.

  • Her favorite books are Fancy Nancey, Pinkalicious, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

  • She loves her dad. If she is hurt or sad or wakes up in the middle of the night it is always her dad she wants. Total Daddy's girl!

  • She is very strong willed and loves to be independent.

Here are her stats from the doctor at her check up. She is still tall and skinny. Lucky girl!

Weight- 31.97 lbs 24.7%

Height- 40.25 in 63.31%

Here are a couple pics from her birthday dinner and party.

She wanted pizza so we went to the Pizza Factory and she loved the twisty breadsticks!

Total Daddy's Girl!

Kason with his mouth full. I swear that kid never gets full

Makenna wanted a Barbie cake so this is the Barbie from A Fairy Secret movie

Makenna with her cake!

She got spoiled! A Barbie Jeep with Ken and Barbie doll

A new bike! A big bike as she refers to it.

It didn't take long for her to figure it out. She loves her new bike and helmet. She's on it everyday (if it's not raining that is!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Makenna's 4th Birthday Party

Makenna turned 4 last week and to celebrate she wanted to have a party with all her friends from Joy School and Dance. We didn't do the party on her actual birthday though, we ended up doing it a couple days early since we were having such a busy week. But we had 8 girls come and we played games and had cupcakes. Makenna had fun and the girls seemed to be having fun so I think it was a success. The girls kept me so busy that I forgot to take pictures but here are a few that I did get. And I didn't even get one with all the girls in it! Hopefully next year I do better!

This was playing "Duck, Duck, Goose"

Opening presents.

Makenna's Barbie cupcakes!

This was a really cute game we played at the beginning. It was "Pin the Sunglasses on Barbie"