Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dance - A Different Direction

When she was a wee little girl, Maddie took
some ballet and tap lessons! 
 She loved them, 
but later decided to try gymnastics and tumbling.
She also loved that and then decided to try cheer
and set a goal of being a cheerleader in high school!
That was so much fun and 
she also loved it -- but the schedule
last year -- oy vey -- too much!

So, it's back to her first love -- dance! 
 She has been doing tap for the
last couple of years along with cheerleading.
Every time she comes out of her tap class,
she has the biggest smile on her face!

She's taken ballet this summer and starting
in September, she'll be back in tap
and trying jazz in addition to ballet.
She asked me what I thought jazz was like . . . 
of course, I did crazy jazz hands! 
I don't have a clue --
remember, I can't keep a beat, so dance
has never been my strong suit.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

First Day of Her Fabulous Junior Year

And all of sudden . . .
she's a junior in high school!

She was up early today even though school had a late start
and off on her own in the big red jeep!
Bummer that someone was in her assigned parking spot
this morning, but she found an empty one.

1st Grade
It felt a little strange that I wasn't dropping her off at school --
wasn't she just starting first grade????

We have tagged a word of the day/year for 
junior year and it is FABULOUS!
If we say it, think it and believe it, it will happen.

This year one of her friends has the locker below hers!
Yes, finally she was assigned an upper locker.
That made her so happy!
She took a bunch of snacks today as she thinks
she and Gracie may be starving at either the beginning or
end of the day and  need some nourishment!  :)

She's planning to check our some clubs and try new things
this year!

I just love her so and hope she has the best year ever!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Backpack Shopping - Vera - We Love You!

So, I was the only one who got
new shoes in back-to-school shopping! :)

But we also shopped for a new backpack!
Maddie's last backpack was hammered -- due to carrying
around 60+ pounds of books every single day!
 It held up well for last year, but there's no way it can take
that load again.

The go-to backpacks for high school girls
in these parts are Vera Bradley!
Happily, there's a Vera Bradley shop at the outlet
not too far away!

I love these colorful backpacks and so does M!
In addition, she needed a matching lanyard for ID purposes and
a small money-holder/driver's license whatchamacallit.
So, we had a very successful day at the outlet
and she's mostly ready for
back to school.

Plus, her plaid uniform skirt that has been on back
order for months just arrived!

She was thrilled! Ha Ha HA!

Hello Junior Year - starting August 16!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Back to School Shopping!

It's that time of year . . . 
but, shhhhh -- Maddie does not take kindly to 
hearing the words "School starts soon!"
Plus, there's not a whole lot of back to school shopping 
for students who wear uniforms!
The big decision is - what polo shirt to buy??
Navy, white or green?  All three --  yes!
However, let's talk shopping for shoes!  

My little sister loves shoes, but I usually just try find
a pair that doesn't kill my feet.
I found some absolutely adorable ones at Target and I know
you'll want to see them!! 
These pink mules are beyond cute and did find their way 
home with me!

Aren't the mustard yellow mules cute too?
I know these would make me feel so glamorous, how about you?

Who doesn't love some clogs?  Comfy, comfy comfy!
My son had some like these back when he was in high school!  
Some things never go out of style,
am I right?
Why yes, yes I am! :)

I love to have a couple extra inches of height, so these
clog/mules would be just the ticket.
My only problem is that I might actually fall off -- 
Never good to fall off your shoes, so maybe not for me!

My all-time favorite shoes -- slippers!

What about you?  Any new shoes in your cart?

Well, I got so carried away looking for shoes for myself,
I totally forgot about back to school shoe shopping for M.
I think her Birks still fit her, so she's good! :)

Happy Shopping and Happy Weekend Friends!