Thursday, February 25, 2010

My Kids...

What have we been doing lately? Well, mostly, kid stuff. And, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Brady and her teacher. Brady did a biographical report on a dancer and then demonstrated techniques and moves. She explained how modern dance began, then showed a beautiful (if I do say so myself) dance. Afterwards, she answered questions in front of about 120 students. I know it's bragging, but she was fantastic! She was so confident and poised. She was intelligent and clear on every bit of her presentation. When I left and the kids all went back to class, I called my husband, almost in tears (of joy), and told him our time and money, towards dance, has been so well spent! The confidence it has instilled in my daughter is priceless.

Brady, and her best friend, Olivia played with makeup. They do a better job than I do :). It gave me a scare, though. I certainly do not want this time to be hurried up. I will not be letting her wear makeup for a long time. (Oh yeah, Brady got her bangs cut-on her insistence- but I like them. She knows what she likes!)
Even though Taylor and Robbie both have professional jobs they always make time for Jake's basketball games. It's been a great season, but just having the big boys there is, also, priceless.

Jacob has got some "mad skills". He is an incredible basketball player (again, if I do say so myself :) ). I'm telling you, supporting your children, in whatever their passion is, always pays off. Whether they master the sport or not the confidence and self-understanding they gain is impossible to duplicate.
We, as parents, enjoy watching our children as if we were participating ourselves. I love "it" being about "My kids..."

8 comments:

Blessings from the Reeds said...

Seeing your kids happy and enjoying what they do is the BEST feeling! These are great pictures of them. Have a great Friday!

McCrakensx4 said...

That is fantastic for both kids! I was a dancer growing up...and since I don't have a girl ( and my boys won't dance!)...I love to read, hear, and see others in dance! And we do do basketball...but that is so great that your older ones take time to come and see their brother!!! What a great family! And you can brag...it is your blog and they are your kids!!!

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, that is so awesome that your big boys come out to root on Jake. YAY!!! You're doing something so RIGHT, Mom!!!

{{hugs}}

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He & Me + 3 said...

I can't believe I missed this post. How neat that your daughter did so well. I think dance and theater give the kids such confidence to be in front of people. That is awesome that the big boys come to watch Jake's games. True sibling love. You are doing an awesome job as parents...it shows!

Alicia said...

How did this post slip by?

Seriously, Leslie, I think you have an amazing family!! I just love how the big brothers are there for support, too.

How awesome about your daughter. I would be in tears too! What a wonderful mother you are!!

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Danielle said...

what a beautiful family you have! thank you for your comment on my blog! too funny that your maiden name is Calhoun. I have never met anyone with the same name either! :)