Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend and more!

Jimmy recently participated in his second season of Jump for Joy! Last week was the final week and recital. Jimmy did not do much dancing in the show. I think he was tired since he came straight from gymnastics but he loved watching the others perform. He clapped so hard for the other groups, one couldn't help but laugh and tear up a little! Cutest little man EVER!

 Jump for Joy dancer and the Heart-breakers from Misericordia.

 Just last week, I re-enrolled Isa in swim lessons after taking a two-three year break. She's finally ready to learn to swim!!! She was the only one in her group and did not stop swimming. Marc and I watched her with amazement!

 Jimmy also started. I don't know if they taught him anything except how to mess around with his teacher. :) She poured water on his head and then he poured water on her head. That happened 100+ times.He did enjoy sitting on the ducky. He was supposed to lay back on it.  His teacher was impressed with how much Jimmy LOVES the water.

Rosie being a regular was showing off!

 Memorial day weekend was spent with friends and family. Here we are at a largely second grade SFX gathering.  The kids humored us and let us take their picture.
 This is Jimmy at a birthday party of one of his classmates. 
 One girl and tons of boys. She didn't seem to notice.

 Rosie before ballet class.  Al Bundy style.

 Rosie is the reason we signed up Jimmy and Isa. She started swimming two months ago and is the first of our children to ever move up a level.

 Isa's class led mass and they got to go to school in their First Communion outfits.

  The second grade class.

 Isa reading on the exercise bike!

 Rosie at her final Moms and Tots.
 Jimmy loves moms and tots too so sometimes I let him go and take him to school late.

 Jimmy has been taking drum lessons this semester. He's got rhythm.

 It's impossible to get a good picture. As soon as he sees me, he stops playing.

 Rosie was invited to a pirate party. She couldn't have been happier!
 She refused to be photographed though.

Our new favorite park is Willard Park. 
 Jimmy and Rosie went down this slide many, many, many times.

 Jimmy went to a bowling party. They turned out the lights and turned on the disco lights. The bowling became second to the dance party. 
 Pizza time!
 There was break dancing and lots of hugging!

On our extra day off, we hung out with the cousins. It was a nice hot day and the pools/sprinklers were on and ready for the kiddos.

  All 7!
  Kit having a good time spraying the kids...I mean filling up the pool. ;)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Downtown, Soccer, and Fun with Family!

Isa had the day off and Jimmy had school so I took the girls downtown. 
 Rosie and Isa loved the face fountain. 
 The Bean is fun too.
 My girls!

 We went to the Art Museum! 

 Daddy met us for lunch and some pictures with the LION!

After pictures with the lion we went to the park next door and Marc reminded me that it was in this park that we came up with Rosie's name Rosalind.  A great photo of Marc and Rosie!
 This sculpture is inappropriate!!!

  Jimmy had a half day and daddy worked from home so we went out for lunch at Bluestone.
 Jimmy was so happy to have a half day and lunch with daddy. SCORE!
 Fridays means Jimmy has soccer. He loves playing soccer with these girls. He manages to teach all the things he loves and gets them to do it!
 Top on his list, ring around the rosie!

  Marc and Isa playing on the sideline.  Too high!

  Jimmy goes down to his knees, so do the girls!
 Round 10 of ring around the rosie. 
 Isa flying high!
 Jimmy giving his next round of instructions!
 He's probably talking about the girls that dote on him in his class.
 A little soccer at soccer practice!
 "So what your saying is I should kick the ball?"

Rosie at her worst is pretty darn cute!!!
  Rosie's hair is growing!
Rosie and I hanging out while Jimmy practices soccer or flirting with's all debatable. 
  Funny Faces!
 Isa's First Communion Day. Daddy just got back from running a 5K and we are giving Rosie some attention. She's not a fan of attention being diverted to other family members.
 Swing in the air time!
  a little higher.
 Rosie and her cool dance moves.
Isa wrote this letter to God as part of her First Communion Prep. 
 Rosie snuggling with Aunt Lisa and her future cousin.  Rosie would like to name her Duschler.
Jimmy getting some Lisa LOVE!

Rosie working the rope!

Agatha and Olivia spent the night. We had lots of fun with the girls. We watched the Princess and the Bride and the Pirate Fairies and had some dance party fun!  Jimmy the great!
 Aga, the master picture taker!
 Sweet, sweet AGA and Hangman extraordinaire!

When my voice becomes awesome, this will be my CD cover.

  watching The Princess Bride
 Rosie made it to the eel scene and then took off.