Proud Mama, Round 2

Just posted the lake pics and realized I had a few “proud mama” moments this past week!
One was Selah deciding she was brave enough to climb to the VERY top of the wall at the rock climbing gym!

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My brave girl! It was high! And she did a great job of focusing and just doing it. I was impressed. This is a rock climbing gym right outside her acting camp she’s been going to for three weeks. They have a camp and Selah & Hannah have passed a few times on the way in/out of class, and Selah has been with Hannah once before (but didn’t conquer the top apparently). This was Selah’s 2nd time climbing and my first time watching, so I was totally impressed.

And the other proud mama moment was the Frozen performance for the acting/singing camp she’s been attending. It’s a camp for 4-6 year olds with a performance at a legit stage in town at the end. Selah was a little iffy through the camp on if she was (1) enjoying herself and (2) going to actually go through with singing her solo and saying her lines. I have to say – I was pleasantly surprised by her “performance”, and also very happy that she enjoyed herself doing it. The teachers did a great job with that age group. We’re supposed to receive a DVD, so hopefully that will turn out nice for family unable to make the show. Grandma & Grandpa drove in 2 hours (each way) just for it, and we (& Selah) were so grateful they were able to enjoy it with us. We’re also indebted to Grandma for her ‘Anna’ costume! She played the youngest princess, pictured here perfecting her twirls:

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I have some great photos of the kids and our family on our nice camera, but thought I’d better post now from my iPhone before the memories faded into the distance, which happens faster than I’d like these days!

I’ll say it one more time to add to the thousands of others, but boy are we blessed to have these days. I am beyond thankful.

Proud Mama

Had to just post a few pics of the last two days at the lake. Such a proud mama! Selah tried her ski trainer yesterday at the lake and did AWESOME!

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She started slow and built up to a pretty good clip. In fact, second time out we played Frozen music full blast on the boat stereo and she didn’t miss a beat – every lyric she sang along to! Hannah got a video of it (disclaimer on the videography: Hannah was also holding a tired & squirmy Crashy through it, hence some of the shakier spots…might want to take a Dramamine before watching…). 😉
http://youtu.be/11DSM7ODcCA
What a cutie patootie she was (of course, biased Mama)…Love, love, LOVE being at the lake with these babes.

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Oh, sorry, that was my other babe! 😉 (who’s also doing awesome at wake boarding & now wake surfing too!)

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Asher isn’t up for the ski trainer yet (or really, we’re just not up for him on it yet – he’s ready to go at anything basically). So, we stuck to the deer this time:

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And boat loungin’ with his fav lady (besides Mom of course):

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And just two more gems left….one of Selah waking up after sleeping outside on the deck with Dad:

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I’m pretty sure she’s in the running for Best Bed Head Shot of the Year.

And two, from our previous lake trip – a little slow-mo video action (we like playing with our iPhone effects) of Daddy throwing her off the boat swim step. Don’t worry, it was at her request, I promise!
http://youtu.be/hFL4ppJDcpg

How blessed we are. Great friends to share these moments with, and generous family that is so willing to share their house with us. My kids will someday realize just how much of a blessing these times and sweet memories are. For now, they’ll just know they had a great time at the lake, and take a few days of sleep in their own beds to recover from the nonstop excitement! 🙂