Saturday, November 19, 2011

Braelyn is here!!

So I know this post is super late, but I wanted to announce the arrival of my beautiful new niece Braelyn Aria Branton. Born on October 4, 2011 (I call her my trucker baby 10-4 good buddy!) She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19 inches long. I was so honored to be in the room and take pictures of Braelyn's arrival. My sister did a great job and had another wonderful delivery. And PERFECT! She is such a gorgeous baby, and she is so sweet too. She spends most of her days sleeping, eating, and cuddling with her mommy and daddy. Brielle loves her so much and Cambry and Colbie are smitten as well. Braelyn we love you and can't wait to make a lifetime of memories together!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yesterday was Cambry's first day of ballet! She was SO excited. I think it really hit her that she was going to be a ballerina after putting on her dance outfit. (Thanks Lily!) She couldn't stop twirling and twirling while we were getting ready. I signed her up for a class through the City of Gilbert. It's only once a week and much less expensive then a dance studio, but for her first time taking a class I thought we could try it out and it wouldn't be a big loss if she didn't like it. However, she LOVED it! She kept saying "this is my big day!" I had been telling her that leading up to the day, and she was sure excited when it had finally arrived.
We arrived to the dance room early so she could have some time to get in there and see what it was like. The parents don't get to stay in the room so she was going to have to do it all by herself. She and Colbie were the only two in the room running, dancing, and loving their giant play area! Then other kids started to come in and the teacher was ready to start. We all stayed in there while the teacher took role and told us the rules. I couldn't help but laugh on the inside as everyone is sitting in a circle and Cambry kept raising her hand and saying "TEACHER!" and then of course copy-her-sister-Colbie would say "Teacher!". The teacher ignored them, but I had to laugh because we have talked about going to school and how someday she will have a teacher and she will have to raise her hand to speak. I don't think she had anything to say, she just thought she was doing what you do at school. Very funny. When the rules were over all the parents headed out the door while all the girls (there was only one other 3-year-old, all of the other girls were 4 and 5) headed to their spots on the dance floor. I saw Cambry see me leave and she ran to the door and said "Mommy, don't leave me!!!!". A piece of me wanted to say "Okay! Lets run out of here and never be apart! No classes/school for you EVER!" It seemed a little Rapunzelish though, so I fought my inner thoughts and told her she was perfectly fine and I wanted to see what she could learn. She did a great job following directions and learning some new moves. I was so proud and sat outside the door with a giant lump in my throat the whole time. She came to the window of the door a few times and mouthed to me that she was all done, but I mouthed back to her to go dance and she did. She stayed in the class the full 45 minutes. The last five minutes the parents get to come in and see what the kids learned, and that was my favorite part. I videoed it, but it's not the best because with my other hand I am wrestling with Colbie. As you can hear in the video she wanted to run out there and dance with the girls. Someday it will be her turn and I can't wait for that I'm sure she will own the dance floor.

Getting ready to go

"Listening" to the Teacher

For some reason this is my favorite picture from the day

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween, in November

I'm a bit behind on my posts since it's November and I'm posting about Halloween, Colbie has been two for a month now and I haven't posted her stats, and I have a new niece who deserves a post more than anything and I still haven't done that! Ugh. I will be getting to all of that don't worry!
Here are a few pictures from our Halloween. As most of you know Cambry wanted to be an astronaut because that's what she wants to be when she grows up. She also wants to be a doctor so she has decided to meet in the middle and be a space doctor. Aliens need healthcare too. (unless you live in Arizona then that is a touchy subject ;) Drew already had an astronaut costume so they were the perfect pair!
Colbie wanted to be a viking. Probably because her favorite movie is Tangled and she loves the vikings. She was so cute! I didn't want to be the only one not dressed up so I made myself a viking costume to match Colbie's so that we could be twins.