March 21, 2011

This weekend deserved a Ta-Da!!

This weekend was a little on the crazy side. Friday started with a bridal luncheon for John’s cousin that was getting married. And then of course, the McPhillips had a get together Friday night full of laughter, stories, pictures, pizza, and wine. (This is the reason I fit in so well.) I seriously love his family. All the cousins, aunts, uncles, babies– they are just fabulous to be around. 
Saturday started with Addison’s very first gymnastics jamboree/recital/thing. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t tear up at times. She looked so big, yet so tiny and vulnerable. She thought it was going to be a normal class, I think, because when she saw all the chairs, she freaked a little. But, calmed down and did her thing. 
Our first Ta Da! of the day. 

I had Dad video it, so you can see the Olympic goodness in my 4 year old. She dominates every event except the beam. Which I can’t blame her, that thing freaks me out too. Instead of posting a bazillion pictures, I’ll just post the shortened video. Dad took to heart when I told him I only cared about her being on it. He literally videoed her sitting and watching the other girls perform. Well done, Boompa. Well done. I now have 40 minutes of precious Addison video, of which I am only going to post about 5 minutes on here.

The part she was most excited about was her medal. Seriously. The running medals are rubbing off on her because she couldn’t wait to tell me about it.

One last Ta Da!! 
My Saturday then continued with a maternity session, some light yard work, and the gorgeous wedding. It was outside and I don’t think they could have asked for a more beautiful day. Tracie and I were told we were the life of the dance floor and passed our “sorority girl”dance moves onto another generation. You know, where you just shuffle your feet or move your hips and do all your dancing with your hands? It takes talent to not spill your drink too. 
We also may or may not have been the leaders of “Come on Ride This Train”… let’s not play. You know I spent the summer before 8th grade watching and learning the dance on MTV. You know you did it too. Just admit it. 
We ate breakfast with the cousins- Marie, Dave, Sarah, Scott, Ashlyn, Jay, Joseph, and Tracie. Even MeMac showed up! Then it was back to do some more yard work and trip to the ‘Mart before the girls arrived back home. 
It was a jam packed weekend, but super fun! 

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  1. It sounds like you had a great weekend! Love the gymnastics pictures – so cute!

  2. Your weekend sounds way more exciting than mine..

    And I'm definitely jealous that you actually like your inlaws. Wanna trade for a month?

  3. What a cutie pie. You tell John he has his hands full. Hearts are breaking everywhere! :)

  4. so cute!!!!

  5. I know I'm late. Super sorry! BUT- WAY TO GO ADDISON MARIE MCPHILLIPS! You did an amazingly outstanding and fantastic job! I wish so badly I could have been there to see it in person. I won't miss the next one!! Also, girlfriend, I am jealous of your calf muscles. They rock! You dominated everything and made it look effortless! You're one talented big girl. I love you so much and I am so very very proud of you!

    Rach, sounds like you had an outstanding weekend too! Glad you got to feel young and free again while breaking it down on the dance floor. I'm sad you don't have any video of that :)

  6. She's such a cutie!!

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