Friday, September 26, 2008

Watch Out Olympics here come the Waldron Girls!

We started the girls in Gymnastics this year. After the fun we had watching the Olympics earlier this year, Shantel informed me that she was NOT going to take dance this year and was going to do Gymnastics.

I searched High and Low for a place to put both girls in (that would work with my schedule) and finally The Little Gym was the place.

We started class this week and the girls did great. They are in separate classes, which is great, so they can meet new people their own ages.

Here is Kallie playing with the parachutes. Kallie jumping off the bounce mat! (Mid-air)

Kallie was great! She followed directions and stayed with the class (which impressed both me and the teachers). She was fearless on the balance beams and walked across them like they were nothing. The instructors asked if she had done any gymnastics before because she was so good..or is the right word fearless?

Shantel waiting to flip over the mats. Shantel's turn with the parachutes!

I think the year in dance was helpful. I don't want to brag, (ok I guess I do, isn't that what a blog is for?) but Shantel was AWESOME. her technique was great and she was also fearless. Walking backwards on the balance beams, jumping on the spring board...she is a natural.
The instructor came up to me and told me how great Shantel was..I thought her we go they tell all the mothers this, but then she added that Shantel may be ready for the advanced class for her age group. WOW! So we will see what the next few weeks bring and see if she really can move up.

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Days

My Kindergartener! I can't believe I am sending Shantel to Kindergarten. How time has flown. She was excited and nervous at the same time. She loves school but was afraid of making new friends. I assured her that all the other kids felt the same way. Walking to school on that first day she was scared, but as soon as she saw her teacher she ran for the line and went inside. It was great to see her go. I felt like the only mom not crying. Looking around at all the families wishing their kids off in tears, I laughed and thought yeah! This will be a great year for her.

My Baby girl started Preschool last week with Miss Chris. I think it will be good for her to get out of the house and meet new kids. I also think following directions and learning to listen will be wonderful. She was excited to go although I am not sure she really understood what school was. We bought her a new backpack to celebrate the occasion and she wants to take it everywhere.
Her first day went great. She ran right to the door and barely said good bye. I asked Miss Chris how she did and "OKAY" was the response. She'll learn and get the hang of it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Newest Waldron!

I am happy to introduce you all to the newest Waldron! He is a bouncing baby boy about 7 weeks old and we named him Lemieux! Yes, after Gary's favorite hockey player Mario Lemieux!
He is a miniature wiener dog... AKA...a Teeny Weeny!

He was born July 28th in Monroe Utah. We picked him up Wednesday night and brought him home.

It has been an adventure with a new puppy, kinda like having a new baby...without diapers! He was semi paper trained so that helps a lot and has been getting better every day.
He is a spoiled boy though, Shantel wont put him down and is constantly holding and petting him. When she is sleeping he wanders around moaning looking for her until she wakes up. Best friends already. Of course Gary let him sleep in our bed the first two nights (while I was at work), So when I get a night off and put the dog in his cage he howls and barks all night long. Ahhh sleepless nights...again. But he is just irresistible!

The Waldron kids!
Look close the grass was taller than him!