Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hallie's Turn!

Our Stake Play:

Our "Dolly" on Stage:

Our "Star" being congratulated by her biggest (littlest) fans:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Two little sisters in a school play! Both LOVE the stage and have sparkling, outgoing personalities. It was time for the dress rehearsal performed for the school during the day. I showed up for the performance and something was wrong.

Alexandra, who has a flair for the dramatic, was in a lip-quivering stupor.

Anna Kate got a main part -the beautiful raindancer.

Alexandra, who had just seen her costume for the first time, thought it was too silly and too fat- nothing like a raindancer for which she felt she was better suited. Better said: She was devastated!

I scooped her up afterwards and reminded her of one of her very favorite stories about Priscilla who dreamed of being the princess but was cast as "the wind".

"Priscilla went to the stage, taking her place.
A big, beaming grin bloomed on her face.
As the curtain drew up, she rolled into the light.
She knew it right then. This was her night.

The Tree stood quite still, except for a breeze.
The Princess was bound by a magical freeze.

But the Wind was alive, it fluttered and flew.
The wind was amazing. Oh how it blew!

Priscilla was soaring. She felt like a star.
And if that's how you feel, then that's what you are."

The night of the performance Andie had a complete turnaround.She tried her very best to be a good sport about her part, sang her heart out, smiled the whole time, and delivered her line great!

AnnaKate took the stage looking so cute:
warning: this video was shot by her 12 year old brother

Afterwards I told Anna how beautifully she danced, what a wonderful job she did and that I COULD NOT have been more thrilled with her performance. I then took Andie aside and told her essentially the same plus a little secret: (she was my very favorite part of the play).

I never knew I would be so enamored by and proud of a little pistachio nut.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Few Pictures:

Father's day at kindergarten. Guess which LUCKY dad got TWICE the gifts?
(thanks Aunt Katie for the outfits!!!)

Hallie at her field day. Boy can she run! Not even the boys have a chance with her long legs.

One of our HIGHLIGHTS was going to Santa Barbara for the 4th. Ahhhh.....Santa Barbara......the zoo.....the ocean.....the weather.......Oh, Erbs, you LUCKY LUCKY ducks!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Here a Pose, There a Pose

No, this wasn't an ordinary graduation. It may have been to the other kids. For Alexandra, it was a chance for the spotlight. It was her shining moment. She wasn't going to let a moment pass with out "working" the camera. Oh, and I think she thinks she's number 1.

To Grandmother's House We Go!

One of our yearly highlights is going to Granmda Susan & Aunt Jane's house for spring break. The trip did not disappoint! Thanks to their early birthday present, the twins were stocked with all things girlie! Robinson had a blast with James playing NONSTOP and flew home a week later on his first plane trip ride by himself. Me? As usual a full dose of eating, shopping, and laughter.

Monday, March 9, 2009

In the spirit of "tagging", a few random thoughts

1. I get grouchy trying to translate the quote, "a friend in need is a friend indeed!" into some meaning.

2. If you subscribe to People Magazine, then we already have a head start in our relationship.

3. Boy bands should never be allowed to release their own version of a Christmas song.

4. I've always wanted to bare my testimony with a French accent, just to see my ward members'

5. I enjoy a good birthing story now and again, but anything over 3 minutes should be illegal.

6. I burn more than 800 calories 6 days a week so that I can have a daily 900 calorie bowl of ice cream (hey, it's only 3 cups!) and call it a 100 calorie snack.

7. To me, having 3 girls within 3 years was like winning the lottery.

8. I ALWAYS stress about the fact that I will be an empty-nester at age 46 and am gearing up for a mid-life next year when all my kids are in school for a full-day.

9. I tried talking my sister into insisting to her Dr. while discussing her birthing plan that she give birth wearing bright red stilettos, just to see what he would say.

10. I'm happy that my family loves me- my wacky side and all!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Punishment, Colonial Style!

We took the kids to a colonial-themed town. I was sure the authenticity of it all would make them appreciate what they have now. Instead, they were convinced that this way of living was unbeatable. Their excitement escalated when we put them all in stocks and one replied "Cool! can we have one of these in our house for our time-outs!"

Definitely, children. We'll even put the stocks in our front yard, give the neighbors something to talk about while we're at it.