Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
In the dance Jackson is supposed to bring these three girl out, leave them, go back stage and get the other two girls (there was one girl missing for this dress rehearsal). Well, he got so excited once he was out there that I heard him yell "Hi Grandma! Hi Nana!" and he completely forgot what he was doing out there. It was so cute! (I'm working on a project using the still images I got at the dress rehearsal that's why the captions are on this one picture)
So, on Friday (the day before their recital) I had to bring my car to the mechanic. He was just going to be checking it over and giving it right back that day. Of course he found some major issues with the brakes so it couldn't be driven and he couldn't fix it until Monday. Fine. Friday night I almost had a heart attack when I realized their dance costumes were LOCKED IN MY CAR! My car that I only have the one key for. I very randomly found out one day that the mechanic knew a guy who's mother my mother helps take care of. It was such a coincidental discovery and had I not learned that I wouldn't have been able to get the costumes without literally breaking into my car. I was able to call the guy (who I barely know), who was able to call my mechanic and let him know I needed my car unlocked. It all worked out in the end but I was pretty stressed for an hour or so.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
My nephew Raffi had soccer games every saturday this spring so we went to watch him whenever we could. Although it was hard to watch him with Jackson wanting to play soccer the entire time!
He's really showing preference to playing goalie. He's actually a really good keeper. He totally knows who Matt Reis is (Revolution goalie) and wants to be just like him. Hopefully he won't ask to shave his head! This is the post from when we met him last year.
Uncle Mike goofing around
Chris playing with Alyssa
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Since the kids were born I've wanted to get them into modeling. I was always held back because I didn't know the proper first step to get it done legitimately. Over the years I've connected with people who happen to be in the industry and led me in the right direction. Plus my family was starting to harass me! So I finally sent an email with their pictures to the recommended agency in Boston. I got a phone call to set up an appointment for them to come in and so I could be explained the process. Without going into all the details I decided to go forward with it. They had an initial photo shoot (not with me) to get images for their comp cards and it was a good way to see how they would "perform" in a working situation.
These are a handful of the images we got. They were definitely stiff at first and I was so worried. My plan was to stay away but I could see they weren't getting any good shots so I stepped in and started making goofy faces and jumping around and "hurting" myself in order to make them laugh. It totally worked but I don't know if I'll be able to do that in an actual working environment.
The agency told me that Maddie has a leg up on any competition because of her red hair and Jackson has a leg up because he's a boy.
They were officially "on the market" at the end of May and I just got a call the other day that Maddie is a finalist for a Hasbro shoot in a couple weeks. There is no audition for this so keep your fingers crossed they pick her!
I can't believe I haven't even blogged about Easter. This is just ridiculous.
We spent most of the day at Chris's parents' house with the whole family. The kids had an easter egg hunt that I somehow missed?
Jackson with Papa...
Jackson played soccer most of the time we were there. I literally threw his pants away when we got home. There was no amount of stain stuff that would have removed the grass stains. They were hand me downs and this was his second year wearing them so it didn't kill me to throw them away.
Inside for a little hydration
Maddie kept herself occupied by collecting all of the sticks in the yard and putting them in the fire pit.
Nana and Papa with all of their grandchildren although they now have a sixth who I'll introduce later.
This kid plays hard!
Alyssa decided to pet Maddie's hair. I'm sure she whined about it at first. She's such a touch-me-not!
After dinner we went to my Aunt Judy's where they got to play with my cousin's kids Ben and Jack. They totally cried when we had to leave!