First Pointe Shoe Fitting

First Pointe Shoe Fitting: A Ballerina's Dream
What could be more exciting?

Isabella has been dreaming of this day since "forever":) Finally she got her wish last week. We left early for class last Tuesday to stop at SFDancewear. It was extra fun as we shopped together with friend/classmate, Sabrina, who will also be attending summer program in Panama.

Isabella tried on several shoes (though there were limited selections for her size). She finally found a perfect fit in Grishko 2007. Isabella is super excited and couldn't wait for the time when she can finally go en pointe. In the meantime, she hugs the pointe shoes and shows them off to her brothers:)

Easter 2010

After Easter Sunday service at New Life Church, the kids and I had brunch and headed at the Dinosaur Caves Park for easter egg hunt...or so we thought. The event was Saturday and not Sunday (lol). Oh well, it got us all together and that's really what is important anyway. Bless my kids hearts...even the big boys made the most out of it by enjoying the park. See for yourself...

and of course I savored the moment and the view (it was a gorgeous day) even though it was my fault for confusing the dates:)

Russ arrived from Union City shortly after and met us at the Park.

Leaving from the park, Phil discovered he was missing his phone. He remembered it fell from his jacket pocket while we were at church. Thinking the same thing happened, we searched the park but to no avail.

Russ, Isabella, and I went grocery shopping while Phil drove home in hopes of somehow finding his phone there. I prayed for him to find his phone and sure enough it was found. Ian spotted it in the backyard. Phil laid his jacket there when he tried to fix our backyard umbrella during our pit stop after church. And the rest of the day was blissful Easter 2010 memory.

{On Simplicity}

In character, in manner, in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence is simplicity.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity
that the real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
-E . T. A. Hoffman-

Just as happiness is a key to success
Simplicity is a key to happiness

Art and Science strive for simplicity
the more things we understand
the simpler everything becomes

Looking back
we realize with great awe
what once appeared as complexities
now reveal themselves as simplicity

-Imelda Phillips-