Friday, June 8, 2012

Milestones: A Few Firsts

My daughter's last day of school was last Friday so we are officially on summer break!  We haven't made any big plans for summer but there will be plenty of days filled with swimming, play dates, popsicles, napping and a day trip or two.   I think we need to sit down as a family and maybe do a "bucket list" for things we want to do this summer.  You know, so they don't get bored or anything.  Heaven forbid they sit still for a second or two! 
Before school let out, my daughter had her first dance recital and danced on the big stage at our local high school with her dance class.  She did so good and we are so proud of her.  I'm a little proud of myself too for keeping it together during her performance.  I didn't shed a tear but that's probably because I cried a lot the day before just thinking about my baby being up on stage singing and dancing in her cute little costume in front of a full auditorium.  Please tell me I'm not the only one that does that??
Here's a pic of her and I after the recital.
And here's a pic of her and her two cousins.
She LOVES her cousins and wants to do everything they do including cheerleading and owning a cell phone. 
The next morning my sister treated all of us girls to pedicures at one of the local nail salons.  Yeah, she's pretty awesome.  This was my daughter's first pedicure and I'm not sure she knew what to expect but she ended up really enjoying it.  She even got nail art and showed all of her girlfriends at school the following Monday! 
This past Monday my kidlets took their first swim lesson. 
Here they are waiting for their class to start. 
It was cloudy, windy and the temps were in the 70's so they froze their little booties off but they had a great time. The next day it was sunny and HOT!  They will finish their lessons next week and I can't wait to see how they do.  

So that's what we've been up to lately...making memories!! 
How about you?  Any big plans this summer??