Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I swear, by the moon and stars in the sky...

I had seen that, 90's r'n'b group, All-4-one was performing at the Scera amphitheater, and was itching to go, but didn't know if it was worth it to bring Q....then my friend Tamu texted and said that she had free tickets and to come with her and bring Q (since she was bringing Xeon). It was all so last minute, but I'm glad we went. It was so fun! They sounded awesome, and I was instantly transported back to high school and my teen years. I loved it.

Here's some of their performances:

Monday, May 27, 2013

Up in the mornin' and out to school. The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule...

Another school year has come to a close, and while most of Q's classmates will be moving on to Kindergarten, my SEptember birthday girl still has one more year of preschool to get through. She'll be doing another year at Center Stage Preschool, and her teacher is looking forward to having her. I think it'll be good for Q. She'll like the feeling of knowing the songs already and being top of the class, but she'll also enjoy being the "helper" and teaching the new kids. PLus it'll be good for her to get more solid on her knowledge of letters, numbers, etc...so she will be extra ready for Kindergarten. She just loves school, and has loved her teachers.
I love being able to go to all her school functions, and just love watching my little performer at her recitals.

After a year of her karate, she has now moved up to the orange belt. I gotta admit it's pretty cute watching her do her stuff.

Did you catch that "karate kid" crane kick? I was dying from cuteness. 

 For the ceremony, the kids were each given a chance to try and break a board. Q volunteered to go first (of course she did), and was quite proud of herself for getting it on the first try!

This year's dance and song theme was "the oldies", which I was a huge fan of. Look how cute her costume was!

When I was 5th grade, Kim, a couple friends, and I did a self choreographed dance to Rockin' Robin for the school talent show. I still remember part of the dance, and it wasn't nearly as adorable as this.

I love Q's facial expressions when she is dancing, she really gets into her performances. 

We are so happy that Kim and Elsie get to come watch her, Q always looks for Elsie in the crowd.
Now it's time for some summer fun!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Did A LOT of blog catch up, so feel free to go through the blog and check out the latest posts about family, parties, zoo, tulip festival, and saying goodbye to a blanket....

That's how Ruff Ryders roll...

We sure our glad that we live so close to Kim and Elsie. It's a great way to spend the day, letting the girls play like crazy while Kim and I just hangout and chat.

Plus, Q and I have had some fun times just the two of us. She keeps me entertained. 

Q and I were pretty sick one day and feeling kind of down, then I found Sister Act 2 on tv and were instantly happy. Man, i love that movie. Oh happy day!

went and saw "epic". I love that she loves movies. 
Q is obsessed with her new bathing suit...not many people can pull off bright yellow! plus, I love the fact that I can find her easily in a crowd. 
Q and I tried out a little gym here in orem...there was soooo many kids. I was hating it, but Q loved jumping around.

Q loves picking "flowers" for me

Thursday, May 23, 2013

we like to party...

We've been able to hang out with some fun people these past couple months. Q and I love any excuse to get out and see people!

Q and Xeon.

Q and I joined Kim and Elsie and some other of our awesome family to watch Courtney dance ballroom for the last time. It is so fun to see, and Q loves her princess Courtney.

Kelsey's baby shower was a great way to hang out with the girl cousins, eat, talk, and have some fun! Good times!

my new favorite sign

My friend, Tamu, turned 40 and there was a surprise birthday party for her! Tamu loves the color orange, so we did a take on the "white party" and had an "orange party" instead. It turned out super cute! We had an amazing mexican food bar, dance party, photo booth with props, and lots of fun.

Zandra planned the whole thing...I just helped. 

me and the girls: mama. zandra, me, Tamu

Linh had a little get together, graduation party and Q and I went and hung out. When Allie and baby Nora arrived, Q couldn't get her hands on the little one fast enough...have I mentionned how much Q loves babies...

When I got a call from Daishan that she needed someone to watch her boys for a little bit while she went to check on Kelsey, I was more than excited...and so was Q. It was so funny, watching Q pick up the house and make more "Myles friendly". She was so worried that he would hurt himself, or put something in his mouth. The boys were a little shy at first, but it wasn;t long before we were watching a movie, playing with toys, playing games on my iphone, and having a little jam session.  PLus, i got some visiting time in with Daishan...and that always make me happy. 

street rockers 2nd generation: when we were younger kim, britney, daishan, and I made up a fake rock band called "the street rockers" and we would play instruments and sing to debbie gibson and poison songs...so this little scene made Daishan and I smile. 

Cousin Kelsey had her baby, and Q was anxious to go see her. She was quite irritated that she couldn't go when the baby came in the hospital. haha. We headed over to Kelsey and Jon's one afternoon, and got to see and hold baby Cosette and visit with Kelsey, JOn, Becky, and Jeff. It was wonderful. Q even got to perform a little bit for the crowd, so she was entertained.