Monday, October 3, 2011

My Prima Ballerina!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of my daughter Chloe enjoying her ballet/tap combo class. She is the cutest little ballerina, if i do say so myself ;)

Chloe started to show a huge interest in ballet right before she turned 2. It was disappointing for Sal & I when we found out all the studios by our house only accepted children ages 3 and up. Like Really? How are we going to make our two year old wait a WHOLE year to start ballet?!? Something she loves so much and even at two years old, would ask us ALL the time "can i go to my ballet class today?". It was heartbreaking. Of course we improvised and practiced ballet at home, but still it wasn't the same.

I'm now so thrilled to say Chloe is in ballet and she LOVES her class, the teacher, and other students! YAY!

Her ballet school is the best! Teachers from her school graduated from Julliard and the Academy of Colorado Ballet School, and the Director of this school studied ballet in Tokyo! Yes, her school is THAT awesome! Here is the link to to their website:

She has class once a week for an hour. first 40min are ballet, the last 20min are tap. She loves tap, too! At the end of the "School" year, which is in June, there will be a huge Recital which is at the William Saroyan Theater. It's going to be AWESOME!

Practicing at home, before her class.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Little Sharks

Chloe had her 4th soccer game yesterday. She is such a priss i swear. She loves practices but isn't too into games. Its like when the jersey is on, the pressure is on haha. She always tells me "mom i love my preschool and ballet school, but not really soccer". She is still young, so i could care less if she is scoring goals... as long as she is running around and having fun.


Chloe helped me bake banana nut muffins. Unfortunately i don't have a recipe for you because These were out of a box. Def not as good as homemade but it was still fun to bake with my princess :)

Sensory Bin Friday!

So this is something new we are doing. Sensory play is important for preschool aged children. It utilizes all 5 senses, especially the sense of touch.

Here is some more info on sensory play

&& here are pictures of Chloe enjoying her first sensory bin. This week I used oatmeal!

Oatmeal with some measuring cups and a few other kitchen gadgets :)

She played with her sensory bin for over an hour straight 

Thanks for looking!

Brooklynn eats FOOD now

For the past few weeks Brookie has been eating baby food. She only gets organic/homemade food.

For those of you wondering... we delayed solids until 7 months, for the following reasons:
1. Baby's intestines need to mature
2. Young babies have a tongue-thrust reflex
3. Baby's swallowing mechanism is immature
4. Baby needs to be able to sit up
5. Young infants are not equipped to chew

You can find out a lot more information on the benefits of delaying solids here:
&& here

Anyway, she looves it! She has eaten quite a few different types of food like Avocado, Peas, & Banana!

Here are some pictures of my girl :) 

Aww big sissy was feeding her

She was studying the food on her fingers haa