Sunday, September 15, 2013
Clementine is the kind of kid who has the patience to sit through anything and has been that way her whole short life. She has wandered into Primary multiple times and not been noticed because she's so well behaved and calm and she's finally going to preschool! I'm holding Bea back from going to school because of Chinese Immersion and Clementine already knows all her alphabet and numbers, so I put them in the same class, and she Bea are also in the exact same ballet class this year. Having kids close together is finally paying off!
Clementine loves going to school and she's keeping up really well with all the older kids. She goes to bed easier knowing she gets to go to preschool. She's so proud to have her own backpack and she loves bringing home the things she makes and showing them to me.
The girls do not sit next to each other at the tables, but they like to sit on the carpet together, but occasionally they bug each other. Bea gets jealous that Clementine is interacting with other kids, but she's going to have to get used to it!
Congratulations Clementine for making it this far!
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 10:26 PM
Saturday, June 22, 2013
|Doing her best impression of a "real" ballerina|
Clementine performed in her first ballet as a Jack-n-the box in Pinocchio ballet this last Thursday. She did so well! Unfortunately Bea danced a different night so we had to go twice and to two rehearsals, but it was nice to focus on each girl on their own special days. Justin was late and missed her whole performance because he took Henry to the nicklecade even though I told him not to because I knew he would be late, so he didn't get to see her, but I guess unless she reads this someday she will never know.
|Happy Daddy Hug|
I took the girls to get manicures and pedicures before their performances and they both behaved like princesses and were very polite and glad to have their nails done. Aunt Kris and Kate showed up for the performance and even though Bea was sick with a fever, she came all dressed up in her outfit for sister photos and did her best to stay awake to watch the entire show. She was so delirious that 20 minutes after Clementine performed, Bea asked when Clementine was going to dance. Oh well. Clementine's dance was probably one of the cutest dances of them all, mainly because she's in one of the youngest groups and because her outfit was so darling. She didn't know much of the dance so all her actions were delayed until she saw someone else doing the moves and then she would follow along. I just loved it.
|Sister Ballerinas. I can't wait to get Violette in the production.|
The best part of the entire experience was that every single older ballerina I met shrieked with excitement when they found out I was Clementine's mom. They all said she was their most favorite little ballerina in the entire company and that she was the friendliest and most lovely one in the back room. She talked and snuggled and laughed with the older ballerinas and danced for them whenever prompted. It filled my heart with joy to hear them love her like I do. She truly is a special girl and was a wonderful little ballerina for her first performance. Good job Clementine!
|Aunt Kris and Kate brought a balloon and a rose. How sweet!|
|Clementine during the rehearsal|
|This is my favorite shot of her. Too bad it has such muted colors! I need to learn how to use photoshop.|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 6:18 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2013
|Clementine making Muffin Cakes to pull-ups|
|Helping mommy in the kitchen...kind of:)|
|You making cinnamon rolls in a tiny pot wearing my high heels|
|Clementine in her ballet outfit. I can't believe you're 2.5 in this photo. You look like you're 4!|
|Holding the turkey legs that we cut off the turkey we ate for Thanksgiving. They were nasty..and you may or may not have put one in your mouth. Just keeping you healthy the real way.|
|Sitting in the sun chairs at The Canyons|
|Ready to go ski!|
|After a long day skiing|
|Chinese New Year is one of our favorite holidays. You make a cute little Chinese girl!|
I can't write about you and not mention your hair. You have so much hair, way more than Bea or Violette will ever have. Your head is still a little flat in the back which makes you have a natural "bump it" look and then your hair comes straight forward from the crown of your head down over your face and drapes perfectly over your forehead. I haven't ever cut it so it's getting really long. I think Bea is jealous because her hair is about a quarter as thick as yours and since she chopped it off last fall, it's hardly long enough for a pony tail. I really don't care much about doing your hair all neat and perfect, so it's usually falling in your face and covered with something you just ate. When you let me French braid it, you look really cute for about an hour before it starts sliding out. You'll love your thick hair when you're older.
|Clementine, you ask if we can go camping every day and now you have your own sleeping bag so you finally won't freeze when your daddy forgets to bring blankets for you to sleep on!|
|You and your siblings go on hikes every week to find waterfalls and enjoy nature.|
|You coming out to help me in the rain to feed the chickens and collect eggs. You follow me everywhere I go.|
|Your best friend|
|You in your new moon bed I had made for you|
|Peaking out the stars|
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 9:51 PM
Monday, January 7, 2013
Today was Clementine's first day of ballet class. She was so ready to start dancing. I didn't even have to help her stay in, she didn't cry, come out, get nervous about being in a group of little girls she didn't know or anything else. She just listened, followed directions and had a wonderful time skipping and prancing around the room. When Bea started I remember she cried and had to be convinced the entire year that she wanted to go until she did her performance and then she hasn't complained since, but Clementine shows no signs of complaining and has transitioned beautifully into her own little class. I am so proud of her and there's nothing cuter than watching chubby Clementine hop and spin around the dance floor. She really is an angel and I love her very much. What a blessing she is in my life.
Posted by Amelia Hohl at 10:03 PM