We spent time playing, talking, and of course...reading books!
It was especially fun to take her to Natalie's ballet class Monday night! It wasn't a normal night because they were doing a mini dress rehearsal for their performance in March, so it was really crowded and not super productive. BUT! We did get to see her ladybug dance and it exceeded all expectations of cuteness and aplomb. I can't wait to see it for the actual program! Natalie was confident and focused and it was just so cute.
|she is the last dancer standing on the right|
|Great Grammy Bee!|
|proof that I did once take a dance class|
I couldn't delete any of these pictures because they capture the excitement and energy and cuteness that Natalie and all the girls had when they got to try on their costumes for the first time. Natalie was practically levitating!
trying to focus and listen to their teacher
Pop Pop loves Ripley, and going to the park with his "grandbabies"
My dad does chores with the kids when they come to his house and then sends them a letter with a dollar in it thanking them for their help. Isn't that the cutest thing ever? Also, he wants to take the kids to an indoor water park in Omaha, and Natalie was thrilled that she got to get a new swimsuit in the middle of winter. Stockton got a flamingo swimsuit that he loves, but I didn't get a picture. Jack still fits his Nemo one from last year. We didn't end up going to the water park yet but Natalie overheard me talking to my dad about how it was more expensive if we go on a Saturday, and she went and grabbed her little pouch of money and gave me these dollars to use. How sweet is that?
We're so grateful that we live close to grandparents! These relationships are so meaningful and we're glad our kids already have so many memories of spending time with our parents.