Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Busy week...

It's a good thing I have a slight issue in being OCD and recently designed my own planner as a LARGE planner because there's no way I would get through this week without it!
all the papers and paper clipped pages all go in for this week too!! OMG
I feel the same way SheebeeShake! LOL.. just love her!
 the week ended with our 3rd riding lesson, which went great again! She looves Thursday's!
this is Frosty....super sweet horse

Good Ole Midnight...her trusty pony




 Lessons ended w/ a sore throat and so did the weekend... Shelby stayed home from school Friday with a sore throat and her nurse practitioner tested her for strep, which was negative, but said her throat was nasty and her tonsils too. She was  put on an antibiotic, claritin and a nose spray and she was back to herself by Saturday!
not even 5 mins later she was crying and had a huge scratch...#pissykitty
Thank goodness for a day of rest with shelby...she definitely needed it and so did I!
This week is full of dance practice, prep for dance competition this weekend, kids choir performace this sunday and on and on.... but... these two kiddos are going strong and sooo much fun and keep me sane, and insane! LOL
pants optional in the playroom..lol
 We took shelby to the play production of Beauty and the Beast at SAU Saturday and she LOVED IT!!
HOW DID SHE GET THIS BIG??



 AND Here's this little nugget..lol.. his goofy self just keeps us entertained 24/7

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dance Competition and recital are coming

Shelby's 2nd dance competition, recital and then Nationals is quickly approaching! She has her 2nd competition May 1-3 in Texarkana at KAR, recital May 8-9th and then TOP Nationals in St. Louis June 23-28th.  We're all gearing up for a great time with lots of practicing & studio work! This time of year is CRAZY for everyone so we are all tying a knot and hanging on! :)

It's soo fun to see her dance and the fun she has! I'm afraid that if it ever comes to having to choose between dance and horses...well... dance may fall short. This momma is doing ALL SHE CAN to make sure she never has to choose.  That's why I do almost every single fundraiser there is! So far, I've not had to pay but a minimal amount this year for dance, where if I didn't do a fundraiser they offered, I would be paying over $1000 for some of it I"m sure! We are committed and that means not just on her part to practice and do her very best but for me to do my best to make everything smooth and organized for her to be able to do her very best. Dance is a family and at KDAS, we are one BIG FAMILY!
It's hard to believe how much Shelby has grown not only as a little girl but as a dancer! She illuminates the stage w/ her sass, personality, bubbly spirit and entertaining attitude! Last year's recital was soo fun and that's when we knew she would do great on the Competition Team, and she has!
Last year, if you remember, I ordered Shelby a special gift for recital made ALL BY HAND by Little Carol. She is AMAZING AND I CANNOT BEGIN TO THANK HER ENOUGH for all her hard work and dedication to making each doll look like the special little girls they go to! 
This was last year:


This year... well, let's just say I squealed!!! O M G...the cuteness and yes, I ordered two because I couldn't choose which one I wanted her to make and plus they're for her first year of competition team and the costumes are both just too cute to choose so I didn't. LOL... She did these by photos ALONE!! I'M IN LOVE WITH THEM! I'm gonna give her one at her competition coming up May 2nd and the other at recital I think... I don't know..I kinda want to give her one at National's but I'm not sure...She accidentally saw them in the bag, which was just of their heads, in the back of the Yukon but I hid them in my closet and she's not mentioned them since I told her that bag is a surprise. I'm hoping she forgot! lol

Aren't they precious?!!!
Now our collection of 3!



We got a sneak peek of her dance group pics.. can't wait to see her individuals!!


can you believe how much she's grown!
First year of dance at age 2 and this year at her 4th year of dance at 5 yrs old!
 These cuties have been a pair since shelby's first day and we are soo blessed to have Joci in our lives and as shelby's bff and dancing sister! 4 years together and still tearing it up!





Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Riding lessons week 2

Shelby finished her 2nd riding lesson on Thursday and it was awesome! She got to ride w/ reigns this time and by herself. She even did the trail and learned riding position for show.  I'm sooo impressed at how well she's doing! She loves it and since she's like me, anything she loves, she puts 100% into...course with her, EVERYTHING she does she does 150%! I just love her and her spirit!
sweet Blue is always there to greet us!










Her first ride ALL BY HERSELF!!
 
learned how to clean Midnight's hooves


Even gave Midnight his bath....



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Exciting Week in the life of SheebeeShake

Love this weather, first off! The temperatures are JUST TO MY SATISFACTION AND LOVE how we can play outside now after school cause it's still light and the weather is so pleasant! 
This past Thursday was a HUGE DAY for Miss Shelby! She had her FIRST RIDING LESSON and got her ears pierced afterwards!! The weather was CRAZY all day and she and I prayed that the rain and storms would hold off til her riding lesson was over and GOD ANSWERED our prayers! You can see the crazy clouds but it was awesome and cool to see as well as with some of God's most majestic creatures!
Shelby adores horses and we aren't sure where this came from but she is PASSIONATE about them! She does her research and learns all she can about anything she loves and this girl knows her stuff about horses! Mr. Alan is her coach and trainer and he is AMAZING! He was sooo good with her and explaining not only how to ride but WHY you must ride this way and the importance of it as a rider. He also taught her the importance of safety and grooming! It was soo awesome and so much more than I ever expected! I LOVE seeing how happy she was and the PURE JOY she has on her face when she's in the saddle!
First we met the animals. I counted over 15 horses and they were all beautiful. Mr. Alan had a very special horse for Shelby, his personal horse, Midnight, the Welsh(Welch?) pony.  He's 30 years old and sooo gentle and sweet! Shelby was IN LOVE!
Miss Linda's horse....super friendly and loved shelby










He told her how to guide a horse and the importance of how it is to be done and made her guide Midnight in herself....and she did it!

Grooming.... all that practice on her American Girl Doll horses has paid off!


 She has lessons every Thursday and it's the highlight of her week and mine too. I wish I could ride with her, but it's all about her and her education to become the rider she wants to be!

I  also thought it would be a fun treat to get her ears pierced. She has been talking about it to me all the time and I knew if I talked about it all the time she would chicken out, so I just took her and did it! My friend did them and was sooo great! Her daughter, Kymber, is one of shelby's BFF"s and she held shelby's sweet hands the whole time! It was so sweet and shelby did soo well and was so brave! She cried a little but it stopped soon after!
She chose sapphires and gold because blue is her daddy's favorite color and his birth stone.
**Insert exploding heart now** the cuteness and sweet reasoning was soooo precious! Josh was totally shocked she did it and went through with it! She reminds me to clean them every morning and night and is doing soo well! She's now in the "Big Girl Club!"  I had mine pierced at 6 years old. My mom took me and it was something I will never forget and how special that moment was! :)


What a week!! God has TRULY blessed me w/ this child...she's unlike anything I ever dreamed she'd be! Oh, this isn't complete without a little Rhett Rhett.. haha who's ALMOST walking!!

A year in the life of Rhett

A year in the life of Rhett