Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Best of Both Worlds

I'm hoping Hannah Montana doesn't mind if I borrow her title, but it certainly describes our family. When you have a child of each gender, you honestly do have the best of both worlds. When we found out Bryce was a boy, I was relieved. I honestly could not imagine what I would do with a girl. So when we found out Sara Kate was a girl, I was obviously a little nervous; as I'm not the fru-fru, girly-girl kind of girl. I hated wearing dresses and fixing my hair, and I never took dance.

But, I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised and I'm loving it. I get to do all the cool boy stuff and all the fru-fru girly stuff.

Last week, KatieBell started Ballet. Honestly, I wanted her to take gymnastics, as she is not the most graceful child in the world. Cutest and most adorable? Yes. Graceful? No, not by a long shot. But, nothing would do her but to take ballet. I tried all manner of coercion and she was not having any of it. So, I had to take "dancers 101" from Tammy and figure out all the stuff about tights and leotards and ballet shoes. Once I figured all that out, we excitedly walked through the doors last Thursday. I'm not able to go in to class with her, but I did get some pictures before class began. From what I understand, they will have a parent observation day where we can go in and watch. But, for now, enjoy these shots.

Does she look a teeny bit excited?

Again, keep watching for more pictures and possibly a video.

But, this is the best of both worlds remember? And, I don't know what would classify as being a world away from ballet more than football. Bryce had his first football practice tonight. Oh my word y'all, it's both adorable and nerve wracking, all at once. Have a look at my tough little man out there on the grid iron.

Those boys look absolutely lost in all of that gear. But they love it. And, finally, enjoy some actual practice footage.


Jess said...

And both are SOOO cute in their respective 'gear'! :)
You know, that's how we've been with my niece, Savannah. She could not be a more girly-girl and we were a far cry from that! But, it is so much fun.
And I can only imagine what all sports little Emery will have us going out and getting into!! He is an athlete - through and through!
Great pictures of both.
Looking forward to hearing of their progress!


The Wild World of Richmond said...

One of the most fun things about parenting is watching what your kids do. I love going to watch ballet recitals, gymnastics exhibitions, ball games, chorus, etc. etc. My little heart just swells with pride.

Sara Kate is PERFECT for ballet. She is definitely the girly girl...and you can't beat looking good in a leotard without trying. I know I wouldn't.

Bryce's smile always make me smile. That picture of him smiling in his gear is just priceless. When he smiles, it's a way down deep smile-not a "mom said to smile" smile...a true down to your belly button smile. Some young lady is going to fall head over heels for that smile one day.



Jenny said...

Oh my goodness; those kids make my heart smile! Sara Kate looks so stinkin cute as a ballerina and it's a great part for her considering she lives in her own musical. :) Bryce looks so manly and grown up and ditto on what Terri said, he does give whole hearted smiles!

Oh and thanks to you and Tamara for that extra walk this morning!


Tammy said...

Love it!! I can't wait to come to a football game, and see Sara Kate in the reciatl this year!!

Anonymous said...

They make my heart so happy.


Kevin & Lacey Hammontree said...

I can't wait to see your little man play!! And that SK is so cute. I enjoyed teaching her last night.

Lacey H

Bridenstine3 said...

They are so cute. You have coined it well with the Hannah Montana saying! I hope K is going well for Bryce at WSE.

Tamara Chastain said...

Having the best of both worlds is the BEST! I enjoy it myself.

Brittany said...

at this moment I am thankful for a little girl, I just don't know if I could stomach a child of my own kin playing football :)