Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's Lights, Camera, Action!

Q loves to perform. I think she was just born that way. She is not shy, and is quick to get up and entertain others. I love this about her. Although, I like performing as well, as a child I was so scared in front of people and I think that really hindered any success I could have had in that area. But not Q, she is not afraid. 
I signed her up for a little performance group here in Orem a few months ago (they have them in tons of cities), and she has just loved it! They sing, dance, etc and it just perfect for her. 
Last week they had their little recital for friends and family, and it was so fun watching her. They get to perform at Oremfest here this year and she is pretty excited about it. 

pretty darn proud of herself

The coach knew that Q needed to have this solo, and was confident that she would rock it. and she did!

Q nailed her line. I was so proud, and then even more proud that the trip didn't phase her at all. When I was young, this would have been devastating for me. My face would have gotten so red, and I wouldn't have recovered. Q just kept on performing. 

Q was so excited for Kylie to come watch, and even more excited to get her first bouquet of flowers

Q loves Kim and Elsie, and kept smiling at Elsie throughout her performance

So proud of this girl!
It was a great experience for Q, and she can't wait to start again in the Fall!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

It's the Wild Wild West!

I have wanted to take Q on the Heber Valley Railroad for awhile, and when I saw this local deal for the Wild West days in Heber and a train ride, I got tickets, and Kim and crew joined us. It was a fun little day and something new. Q loved it! She was a little scared at first with the train robbery, but once then handed back the "gold chocolate coins" she was pretty happy!

there was this cool real life mountain man there. his life was pretty fascinating. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When I grow up I wanna be famous I wanna be a star I wanna be in movies

I was so fortunate to find this perfect preschool for Q. She had so much fun there, and I think it really sparked in her a love of performing. She had some great teachers last year there, Miss Honey and Miss Nadia. Both great ladies!  Such a fun school!

"when I grow up I want to be a star!"--actual things the Q says. 

This year's recital theme was the 80's! Oh man, I was so pumped to do Q's costume. I think it turned out so awesome. Her performances were all so amazing, and I love how much she commits to each performance...It makes my heart happy, to say the least. I loved everything about it.

Showin' off her karate skills



Kids just wanna have fun

Greatest Love of all

School's out for summer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

to forget about life for awhile

Kim and Aaron invited us to join them on a weekend in St. George with a day trip to Zion's National Parl. I was super excited. I had never been to Zion's, and truthfully, although I had driven through St. George, I had never really been there either. PLus Q and I were both excited to swim and play in the sun for a couple of days. It was a great weekend! We had lots of fun, ate delicious food, saw the beauty of Zion's, and spent some quality time with family!