There's a lot of build up to the yearly recital. Lots of work for these girls and their dance instructors. It's more sacrifice than meets the eye. Classes every week. Repetition. Hair. Makeup. Costumes. It's exhausting.
Bella's recital this year. She was in 2 shows and had 3 performances. And SHE ROCKED IT. All 3. I could not have been more proud. And now it's over. And I'm sad. It's kinda like Christmas.
I just love how good he is with the little kids. This year, he has grown up so much. He spends every morning and afternoon as the "kindergarten helper". He helps the teachers stack the chairs and get the room ready, helps the kiddos hang up their coats and backpacks or clean up, and colors them in the morning while they are all coming in and getting settled. He knows their names and waves to them in the hall. I see his patience with Lexi, showing her how to play baseball. Laughing when she held the bat upside down. And enjoying himself. Of course, none of this applies to his relationship with his little sister. But it's not his fault. She won't have it. But someday.....
I took these 2 strawberry picking while the others were at baseball.
I knew if I gave him a choice, he'd choose not to. So, I picked him up at school, and we went straight to the field. He had never been. It's usually something her & I do together. But, he's been kind of a homebody these days, and I've decided sometimes I'm just going to have to push him.
They got their own baskets. It was nice, but hot, day. They filled their baskets. I helped a little, but mostly just stood back and took pictures. He, of course, didn't like the picture taking. I try to give him space, but someday, I hope he'll appreciate these types of pictures. Of him and his little sister picking strawberries.
Afterwards, in the car on the way home, we stopped for Slurpees. He looked over at me in the car and said, "Can you make sure she doesn't eat any of my strawberries?" Sounds like he was proud of his hard work.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.