Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pictures from Ceremony

To interested to snap picture when she was kicking. But this is the after picture. Her teacher was surprised.

Crouching Tigers

Nessa promoted to white/yellow belt today in Karate. I can't believe how great she is doing compared to a few months ago!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hendricks County Fair

First Stop the Bunny Barn. We saw other animals after playing at the midway, but the batteries on our camera died so we didn't get pictures of her with the cows and horses.
We knew she would either love this ride, or it would be an early night and we would be heading home. She loved it! Very fast.
Nessa was screaming because she thought you are supposed to. So funny!Found a friend from school to ride the trucks with.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons


It has been a busy past couple of months.
Vanessa's recital was the first weekend of June. She was Mary Poppins in "Jolly Holiday" and a Beach Baby in "Beach Baby" both dances were very cute. During the finale "Let's go fly a kite", Miss V decided she needed a kite like some of the other kids, so she went up to one of the props and took one out for herself, in the picture the little girl in the white and red dress taking the yellow kite is Vanessa!

My Dad is back from a year in the Phillipenes. He is staying with us for now. Vanessa loves having Grandpa Tom here.

Some old friends of our, Holly (Bob) and Doug, who now live in North Carolina were home for the July 4th weekend. We were so glad to have a chance to see them for a little while.

The St. Christopher's Festival is this weekend. This was Polka Boy's 5th year at the festival. Brian took Nessa to ride the rides while I made my way to our traditional spot with our friends. Nessa told Brian she wanted to go watch the music with mommy and Chrissy instead of riding rides. However, by the end of the evening none of the ride tickets went unused and during a break in the music we all went to ride in the strawberry. Very fun!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vanessa at Jump and Play

Vanessa went to a birthday party for a girl in her Karate Class today at Jump and Play in Avon.  She had so much fun!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm so far behind I don't know where to start!  Let's see...Vanessa's Dance Recital is coming up it should be the first weekend of June, but I don't know what day or time yet.  I hope we will know this week.  

Our January and February was pretty quiet for once.  (Knock on Wood) Nessa has been surgery free for a whole year!  I can't say we haven't been to the hospital, but at least no surgery.  

In March we went to the opening weekend of the Butterfly Garden at the Zoo.  If you look at the pictures from last March you can 
really see how Vanessa has grown and changed so much.  She doesn't even resemble my baby anymore, she is a little girl now.  

The past few weeks for Vanessa have been filled with Easter Egg Hunts and trips to the zoo, planting flowers, and finally a great Easter weekend coloring eggs with cousins and getting TONS of candy and toys, movies, books, ect. in her Easter Basket (s).  

Brian turned 38 on April 7th!  We had a great time celebrating at the Hoosier Park Casino.  It was wonderful to spend time with family and friends!  Jerry and Eva, Uncle Tom and Aunt Susan came down from the Ft Wayne area, and it was really great to see them and catch up a little. Brian's friend Brian (aka Ian or coconuts) was the big winner at about $80, and I was the big loser at about -$10.  Brian ended the night with a winnings of $.23 (that is 23 cents), but at least he didn't loose...We had so much fun, I forgot to take pictures!! 

Hope you are all having a fabulous Spring!

Monday, January 5, 2009