Having a GREAT time on the tube-
Rebekah strutting her stuff on the wake board-
Ellie up in the skis for the first time :)
This was Awesome...even little Hannah wanted to try it, and she got right up and skied!
Rebekah loved this...
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Rebekah and Rachel went on Friday night to audition for the musical version of Tom Sawyer. They both had to sing a one minute solo for their audition. They both did so good. I was a nervous wreck and so was my mom who played piano for the audition. They got called back saturday morning for dance and more singing try outs. They worked hard and had fun. We got the cast posting today and found our both of them are cast as school girls in the production. Yippee. They very excited.
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We went to the Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Franklin. Here is a breakdown of the costumes. My opinion is that we have a TON of dress up so they can find something to be in the dress up stuff we have. Rebekah was a Prom Princess in her gold gown, Ellie was the Pioneer girl, Rachel went as a Flapper girl (1920's), and Hannah had her costume in mind for weeks. She told me she was going as a blueberry, and she found her costume all by herself.
Posted by Jen at 2:42 PM
So, as you know, with child #1 I was very careful in picking out the perfect outfit. Everything would coordinate. Then came child #2 and the outfits still worked, but shoes and hair stuff were not as important now. With #3, I tried to get her to match and wear the darling outfits stored carefully in her drawers, but she had an opinion of her own, and that was/is a battle I did not want to to fight. Then came #4...It has been a free for all for this one. Basically, if she can get it on by herself, she can wear it. Here are a few of her creations...(remember, a picture is not worth taking unless you can strike a pose)
Oh, and the ballet outfit is her required dress code for class, but not required all the other times she wears it out and about.
Posted by andy at 6:22 PM
After talking with Marcie today I realized that we should have posted this. We finally mailed Rebekah's hair. The story is really a neat one. Sometime in April - May, the other girls were going to get their hair cut really short, in preparation for the summer. At this point I was begging Rebekah to do the same, but she was determined to grow it out. After much talk and debate her hair remained long and only trimmed ( the other girls did get theirs cut short). Anyway, a few weeks ago or so I came home and she wanted to cut her hair. She said it was because she felt "someone else needed her hair more than she did". It was sort of funny because my reaction was the opposite of earlier in the summer, I tried to convince her that cutting it was a bad idea. She remained very persistent over the next few days and of course I gave in, especially after I realized she was being such a great example to me and others of service and selflessness. What an example she is to me of compassion and concern at age 10, I guess I should be doing the teaching....not this time. Her kindness will not only help those struggling with breast cancer, but it has already taught me some important lessons.
She had this done at GreatClips at no cost. We donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. She thought it would only be about 8", but it was really closer to 12"
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