Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dancing with the big girls

Just when I get the feeling that Athena is growing up too fast something happens to remind me she's still just a kid. This weekend a guest choreographer came to the dance studio to teach the whole performing group the closing number. Athena was so excited to finally be dancing with the big girls. When we picked her up Saturday she couldn't stop talking about how much fun she had and all the cool things the big girls could do. The first thing she said this morning was "I'm so excited I get to go to dance again today". She was so cute and little out there amidst all those teenagers!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday

Athena had a great turn out for her birthday party! The bounce house barely fit in our yard it took up every inch of space we had free. And surprisingly with 15 little girls in the house there was only one minor tiff and not a bit of cake spilled at all! I think she had a good time, and wanted to rent the bounce house again the very next day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

First Broadway Show

Thanks to Hailey Athena has been a fan of Theater since she was 4 and while all the other girls her age are listening to Hannah Montana, Athena can be heard belting out show tunes from her room just about everyday! She has been to every one of Hailey's shows but last week we took her to her first "real" Broadway show, the Lion King! She loved it! and before we were even out of the parking lot she asked when we were going to the next one. She was so into it and could hardly hold still, she wanted to act it out along with the cast.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

When I Grow Up

At 37 years old I have finally decided what I want to be when I grow up. Oddly enough it is what I remember wanting to be through most of my childhood. I am in the process of registering for some online classes and have plans to possibly transfer to the community college in the fall and then on to ASU after I get my associates degree. I've decided I want to teach 2nd grade! I have been volunteering in Athena's class a lot this year and I just love being there, some days I find it hard to leave. I even find myself watching the teacher and thinking of better ways to get her point across. I am going to take school slow though so I can still be around for all the field trips and class parties for Athena but by the time she enters High School I hope to be entering the work force again!