My dancing Sol

I bonded with Sol tonight. She showed me some of the dance moves she’s learning in jazz and ballet. As I noticed her attention to detail like her pointed toe and correct arm position, it hit me that she really does have talent. I gave her some tips, then we both did pirouettes and danced on our toes…

It was an awesome moment. We hugged so tight afterwards. I love my tiny dancer ūüôā

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Sol performs her recorder

Sol had a performance at school tonight in which she played her recorder, this smaller, plastic rendition of a clarinet.

Anyway, she was fabulous, as she should be because she practices ALL the time! My sweet baby!!

So grown up

I can’t believe how grown up both my girls are. Sol is 8 and in 3rd grade, and Si is 5 and in PreK. It’s so cool to see their development and how they begin to decipher life and deduce on their own. I’m so blessed.

Whether a stranger is cute or not is IRRELEVANT!

So we are at the house last night, by ourselves as always. And the door bell rings. Of course, as is our typical mode of operation, I look at the girls and tell them to be quiet, ignore the door and let the stranger walk away.

Well the person wouldn’t leave; instead they kept ringing the door bell and then just stood outside the door. Well, Solana starts panicking – I mean really freaking out and crying because in her mind this person is not going away and wants to come in our house. So I start looking out the window to try to get a closer look at this stranger and I notice that it is in fact a guy. When I tell the girls the “guy” is still sitting there and to be quiet, Sienna, without any hesitation says, “Is he cute???”

Oh Lord!! I have my hands full!!!!!

Happy Birthday my Beautiful Sol!

Today is Solana’s seventh birthday. ¬†Sienna, Vee and I ¬†woke her up singing Happy Birthday. ¬†Then Vee took her to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast before school. ¬†Then we met Honee and Papa for dinner at her favorite restaurant, Cannoli Joe’s. ¬†It was a good day. ¬†Happy Birthday baby!

Beautiful Soul (Sol)

Everytime I hear the song “Beautiful Soul” by Jessie McCartney, I think of my beautiful Sol. I love you baby!!

shy girl

So for homework tonight, Sol had to answer some questions about herself. One of the questions was in regards to what embarrasses her. She looked down at her paper and said, “meeting new people.” And then she started crying. It just broke my heart so much. I hugged her and let her cry on my shoulder and told her that being shy was not a bad thing. I told her that her daddy was very shy and that that was one of the reasons I loved him.

It was a very touching moment. I love my shy girl so much. And would never want her to be any different.

Oh…and now potty trained with #2!

Sienna is so funny. She just wouldn’t go poo-poo in the potty until SHE was ready. And now, I guess she’s ready because she’s been doing it and is so happy about it she often calls us in there to see the result! lol

2009 was an awesome year!

The girls have both done very well in school…I’m so proud of them.

Solana’s 1st grade teacher, Mrs Kelly, told me that she is very smart and super sweet. She also told me that Sol is reading at almost a 3rd grade level!!! My baby is soooo smart!!

And Sienna’s teacher, Mrs Rachel, told me that she’s the best artist in the class. She also said that Si is very smart and speaks Spanish very well.

I’m very proud of my girls, and thank God everyday for blessing me with wonderful, healthy little girls.

FINALLY potty trained…well at least for #1

I’m happy to report that Sienna finally goes to the potty on her own…well at least when she has to pee. We don’t have the poo-poo down yet; she still has daily accidents with that, and let me tell you how fun it is to clean out those panties!!!