Thursday, December 31, 2009

Maci's first dance recital

The week before maci's first recital, we were allowed to go into her dance class to watch and take pictures. she was so wild...i was kind of embarrased and did not think that her rectital was going to go very well.

waiting for class to start


this is maci out of control when she is supposed to be practicing her recital dance

trying to get into first position....poor thing is pigeon toed and has a hard time with it...she has turned all the way around trying to get her feet to turn out.

THERE....she FINALLY got it!

she worked so hard to get into this position that she wouldn't move the whole time they were doing ballet.

skipping across the floor

the obstacle course in tumbling...she loves this

donkey kicks

maci's dance class...minus one more little girl

maci's first recital....she is late coming on the stage because she panicked when the lights were out and would not stay on the stage. she cried and finally they went ahead and turned on the lights and started the music and she decided to come back.

back stage!

maci and her friends!

back stage entertainment!

maci and her flowers because she did such a great job!

proud mommy and daddy


she had to smell the flowers!

her slushie!! we always try to reward her after dance class with a sonic slushie if she is a good listener...this is the first slushie she has earned!

her tap shoe ornament

Family Vacation!

In October, we went to Sea Grove Beach in Florida. Maci has not been to the beach since she was 8 months old. So this really was her first experience on the beach. The first few days were REALLY cold! We had to wear our long pants, sweatshirts, and coats. But eventually, it warmed up and we were able to play in the ocean!

This is the FABULOUS house that we rented for the week

The was too cold to swim in it!

Maci's ride.....she was in a trailer attached to Brad's bicycle. We rode bikes EVERYWHERE.

First time on the beach...she said look at all the snow!

COLD day! We stayed in and played Candyland.

Maci won!

A little playhouse in Seaside

in seaside

This is at Sugar Shak...we could get in serious trouble in this store. They have every possible kind of candy ever made.

our matching sugar shak shirts


building a sand castle

trying to catch fish

too cute!

running to mommy!



kisses for mommy!

in her trailer.....check out her cool shades!

waiting for it to warm up so we could go to the beach....maci was playing soccer!

pretending to sleep

back to the beach

maci wanted to bury her daddy in the sand

then she decided she wanted to be buried in the sand

kisses for daddy!!

building her alligator(this was her reward for going is hard to stay regular on vacation...i know i know...TMI!!)

making a wish!

maci and alli the gator!

photo shoot on the beach!

j.j. and tyler came down in the middle of the week to stay with us

janet and i used to go to the beach together just about every year when we were younger...we hadn't been in almost 10 years. We had a great time!

christmas card photo

great photo opportunity...we were riding our bikes through seaside and saw this neat little place to take great pics!

Pier Park in Panama City

our family of bicycles

our last morning at the beach!