Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Homeschool Tumbling Recital

Every year for the past four years our children have participated in the recital for Homeschool Tumbling. An organization which has been around for the past 20 years in our area. Our kids go once a week, during the school year, to practice their tumbling skills. At the end of the year there is a recital and each class does a routine. This year, Peyton and Ronni were in a class togethr, and Felicity was in her own class. On top of that Peyton was selected to be in another performance of all boys. So our children were in three routines, as well as nieces and close friends who participated as well! It was such a fun recital and each year just promises to be more and more exciting.

This event sure does make for an "exciting" April (read busy), with classes Tuesdays and Thursdays to practice their regular routine, and then an extra practice on Wednesday for Peyton's special. Busy or not, we are so blessed to be able to participate in this program.

This year the theme for the recital was Our Town.

This is our kids the evening after the first performance- they were so nervous they didn't eat before hand so they came home and ate their dinner at 10:30 at night!

Felicity, the youngest redhead, getting her hair fixed before the performance. She is a Chef.

Peyton, the only boy, is  Diner in the first pictures, and then his special, Highway Patrol. Yep he got the badge and the hat, not the gun or handcuffs though. While I think this is a smart decision, he was a little bummed.

Veronica, the oldest redhead girl, is also in the diner performance with Peyton.
Normally it is so easy to pick my kids out of the routine, the red hair you know. Not so easy this year with the hats!

Peyton is the boy in the very front. Rockin his headstand. His dad is so proud.

Justice was not to be outdone... Here he is at Nana and Papa Burke's the second night of the show. He got a sleepover with his cousin Jon. We were very thankful for that!

Timothy- the oldest child in our family (totally kidding :) even got in on the fun. He was a Newsie.
Tim impressing the audience with his awesome headstand!
You may notice the bearded man he is holding up in the sugar bowl, that is our very own Uncle Matt!  
Hey! Down in front! Tim is on the left hand side, and Matt is on the right.
 As I mentioned, we had some friends and cousins in the performane as well, here are some pictures of their performances.
The Cousins
Group Shot
 Bethany in her "special", Ice Cream Shop.

 Bethany winning one of the Student of the year prizes.
Madeleine and Emma in their Hospital routine... Madeleine is the girl doing the splits in the front and emma is on one of the human stretchers.
Leah is the lady bug on the far right, look at that air! Great Job, Leah!

All of the cousins with Nana and Papa B! Thanks for coming!

Our good friends! Tumbling just wouldn't be the same without them for OH so many reasons!!! So glad to share this night with them!

What a great time! Hope you enjoyed the pictures... we sure enjoyed the show!  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


As time has proven, I am not a blogger. That doesn't mean I don't think about this blog every once and a while. While I am sure no one even reads it anymore. I still think it may be fun to post on here every once in a while. So a Recap of our life over the last year and a half... yeah right. There is not much hope of going backward- forward is the direction that suits me best. The important thing is that we are all healthy, lovin life and doing just fine. It wouldn't be the rampage if there wasn't some added excitement here and there, but we are making it just fine! Who knows what the future holds. Hopefully more than one blog post for the next year and half but one just can't promise!