Luna amazed us with her first dance recital yesterday! She talked with Michelle on Saturday night about be nervous on stage in front of a lot of people and Michelle told her to remember to take a deep breath and close her eyes to help her relax is she felt nervous. She knew where her family and friends were sitting in the audience and she could look at us if she got scared, but to our surprise she never did. She was the one who knew every step, smiled all the way through it and we were all in tears. The theme song was ‘My Girl’ and they all had this super sparkly yellow dresses, which were so adorable. This is most likely the first of many dance recitals we get to experience with her. Afterwards, we went to dinner with Grandpa, who flew in from Kansas to watch, and her Tia Ann.
Luna loves to practice reading and her favorite place to read to us is on the front porch. She borrows books from school a few times a week and then reads them to us at night. Her pre-school is great about prepping the kids to go to elementary school and all the sudden this week, Luna thinks she can read all the words. Really cute! One day soon she will be able to read and we will be so sad her imagination of making up the story won’t come into play as much.
Julio grew up knowing that he loved to draw and knew early on that he was an artist. He won his first drawing competition at age 10 and his destiny took off from there. In high school he would draw murals on the walls that would be admired for years to come. He was offered several scholarships to various art programs from universities from Rhode Island all the way to California. He ultimately chose to attend the University of San Francisco. His career as a graphic designer has allowed him to utilize his creativity to do work for major sports teams, car companies, museums, design brand logos for various companies, and now do art projects for our daughter's school. He signed up to chair the fundraising committee and his big project was creating a world peace themed design to go onto a little reading library some family can place in their front yard. The event was a huge success and there was a lot of money raised to help improve the school, provide more educational opportunities for the teachers, and continue to make this pre-school an amazing place for many years. His worked paid off by the winning bidder offering $700 for the little library. Luna got to help her Daddy paint it and that is worth more than $700!
It was a blast attending Luna’s classmate, Bobby’s, birthday party. All the kids played so hard they were sweating, followed by pizza, fruit, veggies, and cake pops. Can’t believe everyone is turning 5 already. Where did the time go?!
It’s been a busy work week and today we decided to grab lunch and sit outside to enjoy the beautiful 74 degree day. Our office is downtown, so there are plenty of options for food. Taking a break from the computer, phone, and having to work for 45 mins feels good. Now onto the weekend, which includes the final t-ball game, silent auction fundraiser at Luna’s school, and two birthday parties for Luna’s friends.
Does anyone else feel like their laundry pile breeds in the night while their sleeping? Please don’t judge me if I ask my family to start wearing their clothing inside out!
Today, we stop to remember those who’ve lost their lives for our freedom. Thanking those in our family who have served, such as Michelle’s Grandfather, who was in the Air Force and Michelle’s father, who was in the Army. It’s a good opportunity to discuss the importance of the flag with Luna and what it means to us as a country and to us as individuals. Luna just enjoys sitting by the front window of our house to watch it fly in the wind.