Buggy is officially a ballerina. She started ballet at the YMCA in our neighborhood and loves it. She loves a lot of things lately! We walk to class every Monday, and join the other three ballerinas in butterfly stretches, sashays and tip toes.
They are learning a little dance for a performance of Bibbity Bobbity Boo on the last day of class. Jayna loves to dance, but is quite often much more interested in comparing tutus, playing with her friends’ hair, swapping her shoes (she finds it fascinating that there is no right or left ballet shoe! They can fit either foot!), and playing on the kickboxing equipment in the corner of the room. Oh. And don’t forget the mirrors. She loves the mirrors!
But she also loves Ms. Lisa, her teacher (and also a friend from church). And let me tell you-Ms. Lisa has the patience of a Saint with this crew of active girls! But she manages to herd them each week and they all love ballet!
Jayna has proved to be an excellent Big Sister. She loves “babysitting,” which consists of her playing with Amelia while I pee. =) Amongst other things. Really, it has been my saving grace, as I am able to do many 1-2 minute activities now that I have this new-found babysitter!
I am actually so fortunate to have had soooooo much help these past few weeks with moving and settling into the new house. We have even had our first weekend visitors! My aunts and uncle and cousins came to visit and meet Amelia a couple of weeks ago. You may remember Julia and Wouter from our trip to Lancaster this summer.
It was their first time to Charleston, so we had to show them the sights. And indulge in a little fountain playing!
And last week, Mom Mom flew down for a long weekend for her share of Baby Holding.
And she taught Buggy how to drive.
And managed to catch Elly and Tippy hanging out with Amelia!
So, that’s what we have been doing the past couple of weeks. We are significantly downsizing the box situation, and our rooms are actually starting to look lived in! It’s amazing how we can move into this big house, but have somehow manage to have less storage than in our old house. But I guess it’s really a good thing as we have been forced to declutter and prioritize our “stuff.” We pretty much have downstairs under control and are now concentrating on unpacking clothes and bedrooms.
Remember this masterpiece?Dave allowed me to buy it for the loft (aka “My Craft Room”), to do my crafts and sewing on. It was beautiful. Was. It cost an arm and a leg to buy, store and deliver. Turns out, there was a reason why it was so expensive. Apparently it was actually a kitchen island, and was made of one piece of carved wood. And was extremely large. As in, larger than our doorway…let alone our staircase! So….we had to return it. Now I have a store credit to my fav furniture store, but no craft table. And subsequently, no craft room….as the loft has turned into the dumping ground for all things Wii and sorting place for the massive amount of laundry that has piled up wince we’ve moved in. So the saga continues….