I've always loved ballet even though I never took lessons. Watching the graceful movements and listening to the beautiful music is one of my favorite things to do. Each of my girls started dance at an early age. I always said that if they decided later that they didn't like it, they could stop. Fortunately they all absolutely love it! This past week was parent's day at dance. We're allowed to come in the class and observe for the hour. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Ever since Mary and Grace got their hair cut last spring, Emma has wanted hers cut. She's almost 4 and never had it cut. She didn't want to go to the salon. Instead she wanted me to cut it. I have absolutely no experience with this, so I put it off as long as I could. Today I finally cut it. It's not perfect, but she loves it! Here are step by step pictures of Emma's big day.
The first cut
Well, not really snow...but it's as close as we get! The girls and I took some time the other day to play in the cotton. It's so beautiful. It's one of my favorite memories of fall.
Alabama farmers planted nearly 550,000 acres of cotton in 2005. Farmers harvested 545,000 acres with estimated yields of 749 pounds per acre for a total of about 850,000 bales in 2005. Cotton is grown in 59 of Alabama's 67 counties and had cash receipts totaling nearly $205 million in 2004. Alabama rates ninth in the nation for cotton production.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
This is such a cute idea we just had to try it! I saw it at By Sun and Candlelight (on my friend's list). All 3 girls got to paint and fill the pots. They make a beautiful fall center piece (along with the gorgeous roses my husband sent us yesterday), but not for long. All of ours were made for friends and family.