Ballet camp

We needed something to occupy the girls for the first few days of the week before our trip to Colorado. I had Louise in ballet camp at Le Ballet last year, and decided to do it again with both girls. It is a cute little program and one of the least expensive options out there – plus, the girls get to dress up in ballet outfits. So: win-win!

The website said they had to wear the full getup: pink leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers. I of course had no problem with this, and sent them off on Monday in the outfit. Turns out they don’t need the whole shebang for camp. Oh well – they were adorable looking anyway!6.28.17 Ballet 1

Look at that form. Flawless.6.28.17 Ballet 26.28.17 Ballet 36.28.17 Ballet 4

I convinced Celine to wear pigtails (she’s not into ponytails of any sort) by reminding her that Tallulah – from the book Tallulah’s Tutu – has piggies.6.28.17 Ballet 5

They rounded out the camp on Wednesday in their pinkest leotards. Celine woke up on the wrong side of the bed but quickly turned her mood around.6.28.17 Ballet 66.28.17 Ballet 76.28.17 Ballet 8

Celine: 3.3

When we got back from Germany, Celine was a little feistier than usual. Her teachers noted that they saw a difference in her when we were gone. I think she was upset with us for leaving and couldn’t quite figure out how to express it. She’s been doing a lot more biting and hair pulling with Louise however, which is not great! She even bit Louise on the CHEEK the other day. Mike and I were both perplexed how Louise even let that happen…DSC_0576

She is growing up so fast but is still a toddler in a lot of ways. When she throws her fits, if you don’t pay attention to her, she’ll accept snuggles and calm down in about 5 minutes. Poor girl is just looking for some attention!DSC_0577

DIS 2016-2017: TPS (Celine) and MS (Louise)

Louise had a great year in Pre-K, and Celine did a great job adapting to a new school this past year. We’re loving DIS!

Of course I took the obligatory first day/last day photos. There is a torrential downpour happening today so the photos are a bit different, but what are you going to do.6.9.17 Lasy day of school6.9.17 Last day 16.9.17 Last day 2

Their teachers post pictures occasionally throughout the year…here are some highlights.

Celine first:5.1.17 Celine in class 15.1.17 Celine in class 25.1.17 Celine in class 35.1.17 Celine in class 45.1.17 Celine in class 65.1.17 Celine in class 85.1.17 Celine in class 95.1.17 Celine in class 115.1.17 Celine in class 125.1.17 Celine in class 135.1.17 Celine in class 155.1.17 Celine in class 165.1.17 Celine in class 175.1.17 Celine in class 185.1.17 Celine in class 195.1.17 Celine in class 205.1.17 Celine in class 215.1.17 Celine in class 225.1.17 Celine in class 236.5.17 School 26.9.17 Celine 16.9.17 Celine 26.9.17 Celine 3

And Louise!5.1.17 Louise in class 15.1.17 Louise in class 25.1.17 Louise in class 35.1.17 Louise in class 45.1.17 Louise in class 56.5.17 School 16.5.17 School 36.5.17 School 4

Not the greatest picture since she’s hidden, but this is her class!5.1.17 Louise in class 65.1.17 Louise in class 7

DIS Fairy Tea

Following Louise’s birthday party this past Sunday was a school-sponsored “fairy tea” for mothers and daughters. I have the perfect dresses for the girls – my mom bought them both lavender frilly dresses that were made for a fairy tea – but I forgot about them, and they were already in outfits from Louise’s party so I just went with it.5.4.17 Fairy Tea 1

I was expecting a shindig that had face painting and other activities, but it was pretty much just tables set up with snacks and drinks. We stayed for about an hour and then headed back home. I was glad we went, though – it was extra outside fun for the girls on a beautiful day, and I got to chat with a couple of DIS mom friends.5.4.17 Fairy Tea 25.4.17 Fairy Tea 35.4.17 Fairy Tea 45.4.17 Fairy Tea 5

Celine: 3.1

Mike told Celine he was giving her a “bear hug,” which completely blew her mind and also introduced a whole new realm of hug and kiss possibilities. So far we’ve identified the following hugs and kisses: bear, kitty-cat, lion, lizard (that one’s pretty juicy), flamingo, elephant, penguin, and octopus.DSC_0511

She’s still throwing fits like a champion, but Mike and I are working to better manage them. I sort of play into them a bit which only escalates the situation, but if we can distract her long enough for her to take a breath (or take a sip of water), then we know we’re on the path to a calmer Celine.DSC_0517

She has so many opinions about her outfits, it’s hilarious and also so frustrating! She has a preference on what dress she wears for school: the navy jumper, not the gingham dress. That was fine in the winter but now that it’s getting warm again, it can be tough. She also refuses to wear her shorts under her dress, won’t let me put her hair in anything but a little braid at the top, and basically only wears one of two dresses in her off time.