Performancing Metrics

Monday, April 27, 2009

Cupcake Voting

Voting just opened for the cupcake competetion that my AMAZING friend Vanessa enters each month. Go to her blog, read about the three really yummy cupcakes she made, and then go vote!! Here is the link to her site. She is truly amazing. Pass the word along.

Click the cute picture above to go vote. Vanessa is at the very bottom of the voting on the right. She has three entries; vote for all three or vote for one three times! (You are allowed three votes).

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Miracle of the Bible

Friday, April 17, 2009

My page

Alyssa is in her first Musical Theater performance. She is a page in Once Upon A Mattress. (She is the 6th from the left.) Each year her school puts on a performance. Children in 3rd through 8th grade can be in the show. They have auditions and practice for 5 months, 5 hours a day. The last few weeks they rehearse more. The last week they rehearse and preform for over 30 hours! Last night was her first show and she loved it! She loves being on stage. She has a very small part, but is onstage a lot. She has a performance tonight and two on Saturday. I need to get some photos of her in her full costume, but here is a link to the photo that was in the newspaper today. scroll down to Community Photos and the photo and tiny announcement is there.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

. . .and this

I just love these photos!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I just have to post this

I know, another picture of this kids, but they are so cute!! I am so biased becuase they are my kids, but I just love them! I wish they would stay this age forever and never grow up!!

Kit Carson Park

Last week our playgroup went to this really cool park in Escondido. The park is huge! When I think of a park, I think of cool play equipment for the kids and me sitting on the lawn or bench watching them play, maybe taking some photos. But this park doesn't have play equipment. There is grass everywhere, a duck pond, a few swings, tons of walking trails, and in the middle of it all is this
really cool mosaic. When we entered the area, the first thing you see is the black and white and mirrored tiles. You have to go through this maze to get to the center of the mosaic. I included a few shots of the middle of the mosaic, but I don't want to put up a bunch of photos of people without them knowing!! The kids had a great time climbing on everything and running around, and around, and around!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter 2009

We have a tradition that started when I was a little girl. When I was growing up the Easter Bunny always hid our baskets and we searched for them. This is what we do for our children, except we hunt for baskets on Saturday morning so that Sunday can be devoted to thoughts of the Savior and his atonement and resurrection on Easter. Here the children are finding their baskets. It was fun to watch the kids all help Arya find her basket. Savannah looked in the cupboard three times before she found her basket!

On Sunday we got the kids ready for church and then attempted to take photos in their Spring clothes. I LOVE gingham fabric. This is the first time I have used it to make clothes for the kids. Each child has his or her 'color.' Alyssa has loved blue for the longest time, Savannah has purple. Alanna loves purple, but pink too, so that is her color. Arya has been our little sunshine yellow baby. SO, I made their dresses with their 'color.' Nathan really wanted me to make him a tie. Friday night I spent hours cutting, ironing, sewing, ironing, handsewing, ironing, and more handsewing. Saturday morning when I could finally move my arm again after all of the sewing I finished hand sewing his tie. (for some reason my arm aches really, really bad after sewing for too long. I think it a problem with the way I sit when I sew and it pinches nerves in my back that go down to my arm. After sewing too long I literally can't lift my right arm past my waist.)

I have a very talented friend that makes these adorable crocheted cupcake purses. I bought one for each girl to match their dresses. The girls love them. If you want one, here is the link to her website: Beaded Head 2 Toe. They are custom made and they are simply adorable. The cupcake purses aren't listed on her website yet, but if you want one, just email her.

So Saturday night I was looking at all of their cute dresses, tie, and adorable cupcake purses, and I wanted one of my own! So, I whipped up this little purse Saturday night. I LOVE it! It fit all of the little books I take for Arya and Alanna to church.
The girls had their little white gloves to match their dresses.

Here are the kids egg hunting on Sunday (which we usually do Saturday, but ran out of time). Arya was so funny. She didn't want to bend down to get the eggs off of the ground, so she picked up the ones that were up a little higher. I had laid a row of eggs on our brick wall and she went along the line collecting them. She thought she was putting them in her basket, but everyone she dropped, actually went to the ground! Alanna went around behind her picking them up and putting them in her own basket! If you look closely you can see a pink egg falling to the ground.