A little story I want to share about Cheekers that I don't want to forget.... One thing about this girl that I hope she never loses is her confidence in herself. Whether it's school work or sports or dancing or especially singing - Cheekers believes in her skills, owns it and thinks others have much to learn from her. :)
Natty just loves to sing. While working around the house or tinkering in her room, she's often in song mode - creating her originals. She's bounced around with her favorite singing idols - Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Katie Perry.
Well her latest idol comes from her new favorite show, The Voice. Natty is a big fan of Gwen Stefani! I think it's Gwen's singing, style, dance moves AND red lipstick that seals the deal.
So the other night, Miss Cheeks comes to me out of the blue with a story to share. Many of the things this girl shares, I think, where did that come from? This was definitely no exception.
Natty says to me, "you know Mommy - you know how people wish on falling stars sometimes about things they dream about?" I said, "sure, Honey." She said, "well Mommy, more than anything I want to wish on a falling star that someday Gwen Stefani will come to my house to sing with me."
Oh my goodness....I mean, come on?!! Can this girl get any cuter??
So many events have happened since my last post. It's been bonkers-ville. We had company, lots of cookie orders, teacher appreciation week, my blog 6 year anniversary, girls in a play, wedding anniversary, mother's day and fun, warm weather social events with friends. It's just been hard to keep up with all types of tasks. But I never want to not have these memories. So here is my much-abbreviated version of the past couple weeks.
Grammy, Papa and Grandma Iva came for a visit. We went to a fun burger place downtown and to view the bats. This photo of Sydney was taken at Guadalajara for breakfast - one of our fav spots.
Cinco de Mayo weekend. Miss Cheeks got her face painted at a festival we went to downtown.
The girls were in a play - Peter Pan. Sydney played the role of Peter Pan and Natalie was Wendy. It was FANTASTIC!
Happy 12th Anniversary celebration dinner with the Hubby.
The girls had Field Day at school - lots of fun activities. So glad I could be a part of it.
Happy Mother's Day (and anniversary too) to me. The girls brought my presents in this morning by wearing them when they woke me up. I got a cute new shirt and a pair of earrings (Tiffany's nonetheless). I went for a nice long run today. The girls and I went to lunch and then to a movie. A perfect way to spend a day. Cheers!
It's bluebonnet season. I've had it on my calendar for a couple weeks now to get a photo. Today was the day. We found several beautiful fields to choose from. And Fiona got a nice hike out of our photo experience as well.
Sydney's 2nd grade class had Market Days today. Everyone had to great 5-8 items from using goods from home. Then they had to create a business plan. Today they sold their items using pretend money to other classmates. They also made an advertisement poster to promote the qualities of their items. This was a very good learning lesson in our house on schoolwork and procrastinating and making smart choices. Luckily it all worked out, and our girl pulled her items - felt covered bookmarks and personal framed art.
Coincidentally for Natalie's 6th birthday party, which had a "Frozen" theme happened to also be a snow day for school. How ironic, eh? A weird occurence down here in Texas - but happened anyway.
For her birthday party, Miss Cheekers had a non-sleepover sleepover party. Her friends arrived in jammies. We did some sticker and glue crafts, ate lots of snacks, played games, had pizza and cookies and ice cream. At the end, the girls cuddled up for a movie with their blankets and stuffed animals. Then right at bedtime, the parents came to pick up their girls and everyone slept soundly in their own beds - ta da! I think it was a success.
Here are some photos from the evening of wild girls.