And where most people only get to look at their one little tiny tot at dancing every week, I get to take TWO!! And let me tell you, I am RELISHing this time with them!
I was DETERMINED to back down my work hours this year and really take the time to focus on being with my girls more and RELISHing this last year I have with Ellie Sue before she goes to kindergarten next year.
It's been awesome to be able to take them to dancing on my own, without having to rely on Daddy or JinJin or someone else to get them there or take them home.
You gotta understand, I have been a working mom for the past three years. And for the 15 years prior to that too!! I am a worker!
But in 2011, I have been a MAMA! ANd I have LOVED it!
Ellie actually makes comments like, "Mama, are you 'actually' (yes she uses such a word apppropriately!!) going to take us to dancing yourself?". Or, "Mom, I really love it when you get to pick us up from dancing yourself."
Let's face it, it just doesn't get any sweeter than that!! She recognizes who takes her and picks her up and really loves it when it gets to be mama.
And Baby girl, Mama RELISHes it too!
This is William. He is Breanna's fourth child. He is the sweetest, calmest, easiest baby EVER!
Bre and I are committing to doing an entirely handmade Christmas tree to be auctioned off at this year's fundraiser for the Ballet Company.
More on that in a sec. The little sprouts start arriving.
And while most are going to be at dancing for an hour, the Groves settle on in for back to back dancing times at 12:00 and 1:30 on Wednsedays. I have to find ways to entertain the sister while the other one is in class.
Breanna and I huddle on the floor every week for our shared hour and make ornaments for our tree.
I am sure the other mamas think we are psycho!
And then the door opens, signifying the clas is over.
At this point, I wanted to RELISH Gabs knowing that I was there and waiting especially for HER!! I handed the camera to Ellie Sue, so check out her perspective.
How'd THIS happen?! Maybe I grabbed the camera for a sec?! Breanna, William and Hazel. Renee and Elijah are the missing kiddos.
I love that Ellie Sue captured this!
This is Ella Kate and her mom, Cynthia, from across the street.
I also think it is the sweetest when a granddad is responsible for getting the girls to and from their classes. I miss my Poppa!