Wednesday, May 14, 2008

sometimes I don't think independence is a good thing

Sarah has been trying to do things by herself lately, which on the surface doesn't seem like a bad thing. Lately though, I have to wonder as it seems like she has a destructive streak and breaks just about everything she touches. Last night she snapped a Veggie Tales DVD in half trying to get it out of the case- dang that takes a lot of strength! I guess I will be watching for a good sale on older Veggies shows at the book store since we now need to replace that one. The curtain hanging over the sliding door into the back yard is falling off the bar- Sarah keeps playing in it and pulling on it and the wooden rings that go around the bar are breaking one by one. Hopefully Mark can salvage them by gluing them back together with his extra strength wood glue. She dumped half a box of Cheerios on the table and floor trying to pour some in a bowl a few mornings ago. She drags full gallon milk jugs out of the refrigerator when she wants more milk. She hasn't dropped one yet, but it's probably just a matter of time. And her most annoying new independent trait is wanting to pick her own clothes, and then changing her mind after I put the ones she chose on.

Tonight is the Horizon spring concert so we will all be going to hear that tonight. It should be good- the bands all did very well at the contest they played in on Saturday- both concert bands, the 6th grade and the 7th & 8th grade, won gold medals! The drum corp group won a silver medal too.

The twins finally have both of their outfits for their dance classes.
For ballet they are dancing to the song 'Reflections' from Mulan- no words, just a pretty piano arrangement of the music.
For tap class, they are doing a cute routine to Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." The outfits most certainly reflect that era LOL The big theme of the whole recital this year is "80s Flashback" so a lot of the dances are to songs from the 80s- it should be a fun evening! The acro class that is in the same time period as their tap class is using the song "Freeze Frame."

Our van has been in the shop the last couple of days. One of the sensor lights came on late last week and we finally got it in for a diagnostic yesterday morning. We were hoping it was just in need of a tune-up, but a part of the emissions system needed replacing and of course they had to order it. It's about twice as expensive as we were expecting/hoping- and most of that cost is just in the labor because the part is so hard to get to. Thankfully Grandmama is here this week and able to help me out with taking the girls to dance class this afternoon.

and one last cool thing I discovered this morning.... you can now write posts ahead of time and have blogger publish them at a later time you specify. Very cool! go HERE for info on how to do this.

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Blogger Meredith said...

i think it must be the age. hannah breaks things lately so she can put them back together and is totally heartbroken when things can't be fixed.

sorry about the van. the oxygen sensor went out on my husband's car, too. it's ridiculous how expensive it is to get it fixed!

12:16 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

The girls look great in their costumes!!!! Sounds like it's going to be a fun show! :)

Kylie is pretty rough with things too lately - she bit through a piece of a wooden puzzle!

5:25 PM  

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