Sunday, April 18, 2010

Future Champion in the Making!

Well, I knew it would happen knowing Russell...Colleen would have a real bow early in life! Well, this past Christmas, guess what she got - A REAL BOW! Well, it took us a little while to get arrows with components that would work with the bow. Thanks to Toby at Double B Archery, Colleen got some Easton Jazz. However, those still didn't work off the shelf. So, we had to order some different pieces for the arrows to make them work for her...BUT, Russell made it happen. After thinking it over for a little while, he decided to cut the arrows off like he would for an adult bow and they just be passed the her arrows in turn, ended up being about 14" long!

Well, it rained most of the morning, so the ground was pretty wet. Russell has been doing some fine-tuning to his equipment and everytime he went outside to shoot, she wanted to go! After a little while, she finally got her turn. After telling her she couldn't shoot in her dress-up shoes, we finally got her changed and outside and boy did she do great for the first time. She seemed to do well with Russell giving her some pointers on where to place her fingers on the strings and not letting go of the bow when you shoot it! Our only hiccup was when we started working with her on holding the bow arm up more to get the string closer to the face...the string got her arm and it did not go over well! Needless to say, next time, we will have a sock for an arm guard on! As you can see, she didn't do too shabby!

The Easter Dress-FINALLY

So, three weeks later, Colleen finally gets to wear her Easter dress! Colleen was under the weather with strep throat Easter weekend, then a sinus infection the next...then I had what we thought was pink eye (which actually turned out to be "ocular allergies", severe eye allergy attach) - all meaning we missed church Easter Sunday and a couple of weeks after that. Well, we finally were all better this Sunday and Colleen finally got to wear her pretty and springy Easter dress and new white shiney flip-flops! She loved her dress and shoes and was just absolutely precious in them.

We have had a great couple of weeks with Colleen coming home with all new phrases and songs she sings. She is in the "best friend" phase and tells us one of her friends from school is her best friend or today she said, "Mommy, you are my best friend today"! It is so cute and as always so sweet.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Easter 2010

This will be the first attempt at a slideshow on the blog...Hope it works! This was our Easter for 2010. Colleen was recooperating from a sinus infection, so we kept her indoors most of the day, except for the Easter Egg Hunt. She was a great egg finder and then did an easter egg herself. After finding all the eggs we hid for her, so hid her own eggs and then went to look for them. Right before she went to look for them, she covered her eyes and said "Ready or not, here I come". It was so cute and so funny.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trying things out...

So, I am working on trying some new things out on this blog thing...I am open to ideas, so please feel free to share!