Monday, December 30, 2013

Almost 2014

It's almost 2014!
What a great year 2013 was. I have a lot of our year to share on here.
I remember sitting down to start this project, with a title so perfectly fitting as Project Caitlins Life.
I wanted to document Joe and my journey...to Georgia. That move and adventure was the beginning of our life as we know it.
This blog has obviously transformed into my view point as a mother, and I enjoy sharing my daughters joy with the world.
As of lately, we have been busy living this project and I will be sharing it all as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone supporting our story, reading the posts, sharing, pinning, commenting, and following along. 
I appreciate it all. 

Kinder-kicks


It was a great experience signing Lala up for soccer. As we expected, at this age, keeping the kids on the field is the game goal. Lala enjoyed snack and water breaks more than being out there playing, but we were so happy she was a good sport and stayed out there until the end of each game. 

Open Mic Night

This is a post from months ago when we went to the youth center to hand out fliers and talk briefly at the open mic night. Joe and Lala were waiting in the car and she ended up needing to use the restroom. They came inside and we were looking at the bulletin board when the director asked if we wanted to be judges for the night. It was awesome! The high schoolers were so talented, I was blown away. Landyn was getting really into it and clapping for everyone. When the line up was through and they went to tally the votes opening the stage to anyone, she turned to us and said "I want to be a singer girl!" She marched right over to the stage on her own! She tested out the mic and laughed hearing her voice through it and then she sang. We couldn't believe it! 


Music is everywhere in our lives. We play music to clean and have dance parties. Lala knows so many classics. I love shows like The Voice & Glee. You hear interviews and comments made by parents of artists saying "I knew -- was going to sing the first time -- hit the stage." When asked when most started singing or the first time they performed it is young and impressive to say four... try two! I can't say she will be a singer, or an actor, or a doctor etc... but I will say Joe and I see an amazing future ahead and we will be here in support of every pursuit.


It was a prideful moment in many ways but I have to say seeing her have self-confidence and bravery/ doing it all on her own was absolutely extraordinary.

Heirloom Tomato Day

Lala's first soccer game!
Go #7!!


After a fun game, we went to a local pick-your-own tomato farm.










Our delicious variety of heirlooms!


We read a few fun books about tomatoes & gardening while we ate our pizza.


Tasty topper: basil from her plant she waters everyday.

City Views




Sunday, September 29, 2013

First Disney Race!

Ariel themed weekend!
(The photos decided to upload out of order)
First stop- Storytellers Cafe!

Picked up her race bib.







Ariels Grotto-of course!


It was the hottest weekend we have ever experienced.
She was too hot to take a nap, so she finally rested while we watched Mickeys Magical Map show.
A group sitting by us noticed how hot she was so they lent us their fan-THANK YOU!



Lala was excited about her Ariel shoes and Dad was excited that they were Lebrons.




"Take a picture of me by Ariel!"

Dad could't resist buying the animators toddler Ariel doll.








The homemade race day look:
Red hair chalk bangs and ends
Dinglehopper (which almost everyone at the park recognized and appreciated)
Ariel tattoos
custom tee shirt (the back reads: Think I'm fast? You should see me swim!)





Monumental trip!
Lala reached the first height requirement for rides! 
36 inches


Last dance party.

















It all looked like a SUPER FUN and magical trip right?
Not exactly.
It was... except the race.
The heat, early wake up, loud crowds cheering, and other factors contributed to a not-so-happy little racer.
She didn't give up and she still did it!

Her first roller coaster was the highlight of the trip!