Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dance & Tball Finales...

Last week, we wrapped up both dance and tball.  Dance class has been ongoing since the fall on Thursday evenings and tball has taken up Friday nights and Saturday mornings during the fall and then again in the spring.  I don't know what we'll do with 3 days/nights given back to us!

First up... Georgia's big dance recital.  Nope, not a 1 day or 2 day event, but a 3 day event!  Day 1 involved individual and group pictures.  Day 2 was the big dress rehearsal and day 3 was the actual recital.  Mommy needed a drink after all that (I wish).  Apparently I'm not much of a "dance mom!"


My little ballerina


The most stressful part of 3 days of hair and make-up was definitely the bun... and the mascara!






Recital ready... minus the hot pink natives!


During her first recital back in February, I volunteered to be the "class Mom" and stayed backstage the entire time.  It was a tad stressful being in charge of a group of 3-5 year olds.  I used pregnancy as an excuse to not volunteer this time around.   I just stayed with Georgia before her group's routine (I don't quite trust that someone won't just start handing out peanut butter sandwiches to kids!) and then brought her to sit with us in the audience until the finale.  



Waiting to perform


Lining up for showtime


I hustled back to join Nick and Mimi in the audience so I could actually see Georgia dance in the show.  I made it back just in time for the big performance...







Loving the tulips that her Daddy bought her





Post-show with Mimi


Proud Daddy


Apparently Nick and I coordinated outfits?!?!


Just a few days later, we were wrapping up tball with our final practice/pizza party/parent vs kid scrimmage and game.  Thanks to Mimi, who found herself playing 3rd base during the parent game since I figured my OB would not be thrilled to hear that I was playing in a tball game and Nick was stuck in traffic.

Georgia has really lucked out and had another great coach (as well as assistant coaches/Dads) this year and some of the same kids from the fall season on her team.  If only they weren't called the Yankees!!  We're hoping to get drafted by the Red Sox in the fall!  Clarksburg baseball does a really nice job with organizing and it seems as if the whole town is truly involved with the league.  All the kids play.  Every game is a like a giant party with neighbors all out at the field and all the kids recognizing each other from school, the pool, the neighborhood, etc.  It's a very social event for the kids and parents.



Guess it's time to upgrade to some real cleats in the fall!



Who does this kid think she is with the backwards hat?!?!?





My little slugger











4U Yankees!




Thanks, Coach Keith!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Ready...

It's been non-stop action around our house the past few weeks as we prep for baby boy around the house and wrap up all of spring activities before the start of SUMMER!!!!

A very random photo recap of the past few weeks of CRAZY around our house...

I could watch these two toss around a ball for hours.  A lot of people keep saying how different raising a little boy will be.  Granted, Georgia loves her princesses, dancing/singing and the color pink/purple, but for the most part, she enjoys lots of "boy" activities (really, these days, gender neutral), like tball, playing with cars/dinosaurs/trains, building tracks, etc.  I'm sure a boy will be different in lots of ways, but I like to think we're raising a kid who realizes that she can do or play with anything and it doesn't have to do with her gender!  I'm a firm believer that sports do amazing things for kids, so I love that G is enjoying tball so much.



There's nothing like these long summer evenings when there is still lots of light (and heat) for after dinner activities.

Speaking of summer nights... two weekends ago, our neighborhood social committee hosted a movie night at our pool/clubhouse.  It was the MOST perfect night for the event and I think the entire neighborhood showed up for the event.  I've never seen that many people at an event in the 'hood!  All of our friends/neighbors attended and the kids enjoyed watching the movie, eating some late night snacks, etc. Luckily, we arrived about 15 minutes early and got prime seats.  There were hundreds upon hundreds of people sitting behind us.



Enjoying "Zootopia" on the big screen



G and her friends


The neighborhood events are in full swing this time of year.  Not only was movie night a huge success, but so was the next morning's Touch-A-Truck...





The other hot spot in the hood these days is the pool.  Georgia is back to being a fish and spending hours swimming with her friends....






As a few people on social media have noticed that I'm back to blonde in recent pics!  After going dark last fall, I decided it was time to go back to my roots (literally).  I also needed a new chop, so I said goodbye to 6-8 inches of hair and set a new record for the amount of foils that my hairdresser needed in order to get the job done!



I'm calling the new look my "mom bob!"

Baby Boy Thoman received his first Patriots gear this week.  Thanks, Auntie Sherrie, Uncle Ken and Abby!




This weekend, we got to spend some time with some of our favorite Connecticut peeps... Kate, Chan, and Queen Lizzie!  We hadn't seen them since their going away party back in February as they left DC for new CT adventures.

Ironically, earlier in the week, Kate and I were tagged in a Facebook picture that was taken 16 years ago!!  Our sorority posted a #tbt picture that was taken when we were in Paris, France after our junior year in college.  We got to spend a few weeks exploring France and Switzerland and it's one of my most favorite memories of college.


Crazy how long ago this picture was taken!

This time around, Paris wasn't in the cards, but Glen Echo park worked out quite well.  It was a weird step back in time as we visited the once famous DC amusement park (it was at its peak from the early 1900s to 1968).  It was a crazy combination of eerie and cool to visit a place that was once the "premier amusement park in the region."  Georgia loved the old carousel and managed to squeeze in a few rides...


G and Chan on the old carousel (arrived at the park in 1921)


Racing Queen Lizzie down the benches


All the girls