Monday, January 26, 2009

Isaiah can ski!

There he is in the red coat... he's following his teacher, "Coach Al". We spotted him while we were on the lift. I was so excited to see him skiing... it was about 20 minutes into the lesson!

We had an amazing time this weekend in Ruidoso, NM... we took Michael's parents with us for some much needed R&R. AND... we took the kids skiing - they loved it!

We also went on a 2 mile hike... 

and threw rocks into the river...
and climbed a big rock...

Part of the hike included crossing the river... on a log. It was a bit scary for some of us, but we all made it across! (somehow we didn't get any pictures of that log) 

What an amazing time we had. I was so proud of Isaiah for being such a good sport. I can't believe how fast he learned how to ski. We stayed on one run the whole day, but Isaiah never got tired. Riding the lift, we watched skiers below and played a game called "Who's gonna fall next?" And one time as we approached the top of the lift, Isaiah said "Alright, this is where the fun begins!!" I loved seeing him so happy and confident. 

note: I do have video of Isaiah skiing... and I tried to include it in this post, but I'm having technical difficulties. 

Monday, January 12, 2009


a dancer? a kitty cat? or maybe just Sarah...

sarah took her very first dance class today. she was all decked out in a pink leotard, black skirt and striped legwarmers. we get there and as soon as we walk in the door she said "i have to get my tap shoes on". she was ready and willing. i think she was even excited about it. (and maybe a little anxious too) they lined up all the girls, marched them into the studio and shut the door. i didn't even get a peek inside. 

45 minutes later they open the door and she comes out, her teacher behind her... who makes a b-line towards me. the first thing out of my mouth was "did she do good?" expecting to hear "yes, sarah is so cute... she did such a great job. your daughter is beautiful and graceful and is destined to be a dancer!!" 

instead, her teacher said "she pretended to be a cat the entire class... crawling on the floor. rolling on the floor. licking her paws and meowing. i'm going to hold off on ordering her costume for the recital in june. she needs to be able to get through a class without pretending to be a cat." lovely. i mean... the girl is 3, right? 3 year olds are all about pretending, right?

needless to say, we'll just have to give her a little time to adjust to this new class... all the while teaching her a little lesson: "when you're at dancing school, you need to be a little girl. you can be a cat at home, but when you go to dance class you need to be Sarah." 

she does make a beautiful cat, though. maybe she needs to be in theater. we'll see.

Friday, January 02, 2009

God's doing something big...

here. check it out. sign up for if you're interested. hope to see you there!!!

oh, happy new year:)