Friday, July 10, 2015

Fairy Camp

This week Georgia attended Woodland Fairy Camp for three days, it was every little fairy's dream.  She fully embraced the fairy lifestyle between making fairy wings, fairy wands, searching for fairy treasure, playing games and having her face painted two days in a row, she had a ball.
Leo was with me when I picked her up on the last day, he lucked out and got some face painting done as well.  Despite the serious picture, he was running around saying, "to the rescue!"

 Fairy flower power
 Where ever she goes she makes friends in an instant
All of the fairies getting warmed up on the first day

Giddy Up

We've been keeping busy with new adventures.  Last week we went with Nana to a friends house, she has several horses and some farm equipment which meant fun for the kids.  
Georgia was all smiles as she climbed up on the horse and was lead around the barn.  While she was busy Leo was thrilled to sit on the little tractor and pretend to drive.  
When it was Leo's turn for a horse ride he became very serious.  I sat him on the horse then asked if he wanted to get down, "No" he replied.  Do you want the horse to walk, "Yes" in a very serious tone.  His face had a slightly worried look as the horse moved forward, he was quiet and serious the whole way around the barn and when the loop was done I asked if he wanted to get down, "No."  He finished a second loop, barely cracking a smile but saying he had fun.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Little Ballerina

Georgia had her second ever ballet recital last weekend, it was sweet and beautiful but most importantly, she had a great time.  Her pre-ballet group did story ballet to Peter and the Wolf, the purple sparkly costumes made the tiny little people on stage look so sophisticated.
She was very lucky to have a bunch of supporters in the audience, both sets of grandparents, the whole Pittman family and our old neighbors.  Thanks to everyone for coming, it made the event all the more special.

The rehersal - ballerinas scaring off the wolf with flowers that made her sneeze!

Abby & Georgia

The sweetest ballerina

She's looking so grown up!

The show!

Celebrating a great performance with Blake, Lauren & Leo
Georgia and her best buddy, Sadie

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Farewell West Seattle

I heard a joke recently, If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans.   I'd heard it before but it was a reminder that despite my best efforts, things don't always go as planned.  At the first of the year we met with our realtor, coming up with a list of all the things we should do to get our house ready to sell.  Brian and I worked for months getting things just right, we listed the house and five days later we accepted an offer.
In my plan, we would be buying a house during the closing process and moving into it, getting settled in a new community and getting Georgia signed up for Kindergarten.  My plan didn't come together. Although we looked high and low we haven't been able to find the house we want so the search continues.  We are still trying to keep the faith that it will all come together.  In the meantime we are grateful for family so we have a place to stay and enjoy the summer.
Before we moved, Georgia asked that I keep all of the listing photos from our house so she could look at them whenever she wanted.
Even though I was ready to move on I was sad to leave our house, it's where I brought my children home, it's where all of the firsts happened with them but my strongest memory of this house will always be the bubble that it became when Georgia was sick.  I was our safe place.  I will most of all miss our amazing neighbors who were an incredible support to our family always, they were my village.  We will always remain friends but I will certianly miss having them close by.
I'm looking forward to finding our new home and making new memories, if someone could tell God I'm ready, I'd really appreciate it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Preschool Graduate

I'm feeling happy and so proud of Georgia, today she graduated from Preschool!  I remember her walking into her first day last year she didn't know anyone but was so excited she didn't even turn around to say goodbye to me.. she was ready.  This year has been so wonderful, her teacher, the class, everything.  Georgia loves school, I mean really, really loves school, on the weekends she asks when she gets to go back to school.

This week we've been talking about how this is her last week of preschool, ever!  The smile that happens each time this is discussed is priceless.  She has one question, when do I get to start Kindergarten?  She's a little bummed that she has to wait all summer before she can go but I've promised her we'll have fun.

Here are a few pictures of the graduate.

Can you tell she's excited?

 Best Buddies
Silly Faces