Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Looking through the window...

That time of year- parent observation nights!

We get to look through the window and observe our little dancers.  They get to showcase their hard work from September.  Rea is on track for a great dance year!


Hip hop!


Can't wait to watch her perform!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


New Outlet mall visit-

We had some spare time last weekend so Rea and I headed to the new outlet mall.  Despite 2 different toy stores, I was proud of Rea that she didn't ask for a toy.  She did, however, ask for a book at the book store, and I was happy to oblige!  I think she's a reader like her Mama. :)

We looked around and she declared, "Mom this is a mall for teenagers. Not 8 year olds!"  I had to agree with her. She loved the fireplace but we probably won't be too tempted to go back every weekend, which is probably a good thing!

Reagan's first hockey game!

Andy surprised us with tickets to the Iowa Wild game last weekend.  Great timing as the 4th grade class from Rea's school sang the National Anthem.  We had fun 'making noise' every time the 'make some noise' sign popped up, eating popcorn and cotton candy and watching the Iowa Wild win!

Matching shirts for the game.

*Made adorably by my friend Jess at Gia Rose Designs

Her first school pic of 2nd grade-

Her first turkey hat (and hopefully her last)-
Yes she talked me into it. No I'm not proud of it. Yes she'll get some laughs on turkey day.

Hope everyone is having a great November!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hello November!

October slipped away as quickly as it came and before I knew it, November was here!

Rea 'sold back' almost 2 lbs of her Halloween candy. The local dentist will donate to the troops. Love this idea!

I love that her new PE teacher posts pics of gym time- Love seeing her in action!
(Orange dress/brown boots)

Between sleepovers, birthday parties and dance workshop, our weekend was a whirlwind. 

But I got to cross an item off my bucket list- seeing Fik-shun dance in person!  He is a FORCE!  Rea had so much fun and asked to go again next year. Her early Christmas present from us.

Little reader-

Rea is going through chapter books faster than we can check them out!  Love that she enjoys reading so much...

Hope everyone has a great start to their November!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

We managed a few dress up events for Halloween this year-

Dance class!

Nights Eyes at the zoo!

Beggar's Night!

Chilly weather but we made the best of it, Rea had a great time with friends!

Daddy to the rescue- carved a cute pumpkin just in time!

Monday, October 30, 2017

And then she partied. Like it was her birthday.

We had Rea's party celebrations over the weekend and a great time was had by all!

Rea's friend party:

Location- Glazed Expressions
Brownies- Libby's Eats and Treats
Balloons/plates/napkins- Birthday Express
Take home bag suckers, aprons and tattoos- Oriental Express

Rea's family party: 

Pizza:  Northern Lights
Fruit tray/dip, chips and wraps:  HyVee catering
Pinata:  Walmart online
Gramma K made her cake and cookies, Gpa K made her new desk.  She loved it all!

Thankful and blessed Rea's family could be a part of her special day.  Lots of love for our baby girl!

Birthday shenanigans are over for another year.  Happy number 8 Reagan!