Tuesday, June 29, 2010

dia del padre/father’s day 2010

Just before Father’s Day, Emilia and Marcus spent an afternoon making mini-pizzas on the grill.  They were so divine that we inhaled all of them.  Emilia loved helping him make the dough and pick out all the toppings.  Yum.

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look at the chef working up a sweat! :)

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So for Father’s Day this year Emilia and I made a special present for him.  She was so excited to give it to her Papa and kept calling it his ‘birthday present’ – so cute.

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the present and his card – a collage of some current favorite ‘papa and emilia’ pictures.

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in the afternoon we went to Amelie’s which is an awesome French bakery in NoDa where Emilia got a chocolate croissant.  Don’t you love this face?  Totally cracks me up how much she enjoyed her ‘yummy.’

Monday, June 28, 2010

then and now

I’m so behind on my posting.

And I realize I have written nothing about poor A & B.  I’ve got notes in my iPhone, but keep forgetting to post them. 

Plus, I haven’t put down anything about Father’s Day 2010. 

But before I get to all that, June 17th was Emilia’s last day of school at St. John’s.  School officially ended for summer the week of Memorial Day, but she went to their summer camp the following three weeks, so it didn’t really end for her until then.  It’s amazing to see that these pictures are all of my same sweet girl.


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School’s out for summer!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


So I’ve made my first movie using vimeo and I’m so excited I could just spit.  Most of the pics/videos are repeated as I used Emilia’s ballet recital as my subject.  It was quite a challenge, but now that I’ve gotten my feet wet I can say that I’m totally hooked.  Thanks to Anne and Kate for inspiring me to give it a try!

Monday, June 14, 2010

memorial day weekend

Right after her ballet recital, we ‘raced’ out of town to get to Sunset Beach where we met up with our friends, the Cankurtarans. The adults had a great time, as did the girls, though it was decided that next summer we’ll need a MUCH bigger place – yikes!

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ni bien llegamos… just after we arrived, emilia started digging with alara.

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emilia really enjoyed her new purple beach chair with attached sun umbrella.

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marcus remembering what it’s like to hold a baby – with tuana.

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tuana eats more than any baby alive – she sucked down two peaches!!!

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beach nap.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

as promised… a little late…

Videos of Emilia’s big dance recital…

First piece – she’s on the far end.  I tried to pan the dancers so you could see what she was supposed to be doing. 

bear cha-cha-cha… where she really gets her groove on…

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

el show

Saturday was Emilia’s big recital.  I’m not going to lie – I think I was more nervous Saturday morning than I was the morning I got married (actually, I know I was more nervous) – and not just because we had to be uptown by 8:45 (which was a feat in and of itself).  I was worried that she would panic and start to cry or get all clingy and nervous.  Plus it was the first time my baby was going to ‘perform’ on a stage.  Holy stressful!  Needless to say, she did a great job.  She stood like a statue during the entire first song, but then came to life during her favorite.

Pre-show photo shoot:

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she would only pose next to ‘gnomo’ – like the weird face she’s making?

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backstage in the dressing room with betsey and ginna (fellow ballerinas and preschool classmates).

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ky and ‘ms. claitlin’ made the trek uptown early saturday morning to see emi dance – thanks a bunch ladies - (and why didn’t i get any video of ky dancing in her seat?!)

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emi’s dances were first and third which means we had a LONG show to sit through.  it was kind of entertaining though, but there were 130 dancers total!!!

coming out for their first number…

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kaitlyn and emilia get a last minute ‘pep talk’ from kaitlyn’s dad.  i was supposed to be helping backstage with the girls but at the last minute backed out and i’m glad i did… i think emi would have run off-stage with me if i had been there.

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yeah! i did it!

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papa, did you see me? (um, get a look at that face, would you please? holy love-fest).

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i did it!

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showing off her medal to papa.

I’ll post the videos later – was having troubles uploading to youtube.