Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mimi Opens New Dance Studio

Our older daughter, Mimi, started her own dance and performing art studio. Quite an accomplishment for someone so young. "Meems" has always worked very hard at everything she does and we are very proud of her accomplishments. She is still in college and hopes to attend her classes in the morning and teach in the afternoons. Our entire family has come together to help her; Dad, her brother Dan, and uncle Rich installed her dance floors, installed doors and walls, etc; her uncle Mike who lives in Phoenix is doing the studio's website, her aunt Ly had organized a team to paint, which is made up of cousins, Mom has organized the office and procedures and advertising, and Leah is our model and her images adorn the walls at the studio. We needed "art" for the walls so we dressed Leah in a tutu and let her play. Check out some of the images below. Who needs to purchase art when we have access to this face?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Arroz con Huevo Frito"

What???? OK, let me explain. White rice and fried eggs is a very important dish for our 2 older children. They would be extremely happy to eat nothing else the rest of their lives. They were horrified that Leah would never experience such pleasure because we were told on "Gotcha Day" that Leah was allergic to eggs. Imagine the horror! Well, one day, in the car,on the way to Disney, we stopped at a McDonald's for breakfast. Michelle ordered an egg mcmuffin. Suddenly, I look back and Leah had taken out the egg and was eating it. Imagine my horror imagining the worst of allergic reactions. Well, nothing happened. Leah is not allergic to eggs. The pediatrician asked me to try again. I did and nothing happened. Danny and Michelle were so happy that they made her a plate and sat, camera in hand, to watch her eat it. Leah loved it.