Monday, March 29, 2010

Dance and Gym Class

Mickey has been in a dance & gym class since August. She has really enjoyed tap dancing and also proved herself to be very good at gymnastics. It is fun to see her have fun and be intense as she is learning new skills. We are taking a bit of break and will be looking for a class that will offer her more in the fall. Most likely it will be a class focused on just dance or gym.... or two classes that she can attend that will be one of each. I am just not sure which direction to go. I am not going back to the same place. It is a great concept and if the teaching was adequate would be great but I feel like there are more children in the class that needs to be. So I wasn't to pleased with the program, I think that Mickey had a blast and will look forward to when she can go back and learn some more.

Here are few snap shots...


Toe Tap

Thinking

Intense

teacher

gym

gym2

hanging out

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cowboy Days

A few weeks ago we went to the Cowboy Days at our local Farm and Ranch Museum. We always have a good time when we go. I think we are raising a little cowgirl, which is odd since I am not a cowgirl. But she loves her horses and animals. I also played with some new actions that I got from the Pioneer Woman that added a little something to the pictures. It was fun to play around with them. :)

Here are the pictures from the day... hope you enjoy them.


Daddy & Mickey
Daddy & Mickey

Mickey on Horse
Mickey on her horse ride

Stagecoach2
A stagecoach ride

stagecoach
Mickey in the stagecoach

Roping
Roping the "Cow"

Got the cow
Success

Roping a cow
Now to get the "cow" free

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Grandma Chole's Bread

Mickey has been sick, AGAIN. She is tired of being sick as well as momma is. This week it has been stomach junk. Thankfully Grammie Syl came to help out which helps out this momma. As I am not feeling well at all either. Mickey loves her Grammie Syl time which is so nice.

Yesterday, we got out the ingredients to make Grandma Chole's bread. Now this bread is a cross between a biscuit and a cookie. But in my family it is a favorite. Both Grammie Syl and Mickey like to be in the kitchen so this was a good activity for them both. I got to take a few pictures of the process and it was fun and a great tasting outcome.

praying
Apparently Mickey decided that prayer is how we should start off with. :)

Mixing Sugar and lard
First you put in some Crisco and Sugar and beat it together.

baking powder
Then you put in the baking powder

dough
Dough before the flour

flour
Then you put in the flour

tea
After the flour you put in a "tea" mixture made of anise and cinnamon sticks

working the dough
Working the dough


painting
Painting the dough with egg

sugar
Putting cinnamon sugar on them

Bread
Finished product


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mickey Dancing

Mickey My Dancing Queen


Mickey Dancing to Non Shaking Music