Practice makes……..CUTE!

Abby had her audition yesterday for the Newport Aquarium commercial. She was pretty shy but very, very cute! The lady worked with her a few times, coaching her to talk louder and be more expressive. But 5 minutes isn’t a long time for an unexperienced 6 year old:-) She was adorable and we will pursue many more opportunities like this one. I am not thinking she will get a call back but I guess you never know! Most of the girls who auditioned while we were there were older, 9 and 10 year olds. So Abby just may be the cutest one:-) Here’s a short clip of her practicing her lines in one of the holding rooms:

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Cinderella

Don’t watch this video unless you have a box of Kleenex’s beside you. This is Skyler and her Daddy dancing to the last song of the night, Steven Curtis Chapman’s Cinderella. Here are the lyrics to the song:

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays,
Without a care in the world.
And I’m sittin’ here wearin’ the weight of the world on my shoulders.
It’s been a long day and there’s still work to do,
She’s pulling at me saying “Dad I need you!
There’s a ball at the castle and I’ve been invited and I need to practice my dancin'”
“Oh please, daddy, please!”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song,
Cuz all to soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

She says he’s a nice guy and I’d be impressed
She wants to know if I’d approve of a dress
She says “Dad, the prom is just one week away,
And I need to practice my dancin'”
“Oh please, daddy, please!”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song,
Cuz all to soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone
She will be gone.

Well, she came home today
With a ring on her hand
Just glowin’ and tellin’ us all they had planned
She says “Dad, the wedding’s due six months away
And I need to practice my dancin'”
“Oh please, daddy please!”

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew
Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song,
(even one song)
Cuz all to soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

Ughh….it’s hard to believe we will have 4 daughters to give away(if they choose). I wish I could pause time…it’s sneaking up so so fast.

Saturday Morning


Ahh..I love this picture! This morning, one by one, the kids joined Zack & I in bed. First Mia, then Trendon, Abigail, Skyler, and last (always) Miss Liv. That is one full bed and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

We snuggled and watched Beakman’s World, this is a hilarious show about science geared at kids age 6-10ish. Our’s LOVE it! We often replicate the experiments we learn about from the show.

Trendon is 6!


We had Trendon’s birthday party on Saturday. We invited the kids in his class and our neighbors. I think we hand 11 kids total (of course that includes our 5! 🙂 Aunt Rachel made him a Blue Transformer birthday cake! He received lots and lots of fun toys–mainly TMNT and Transformers to add to his collection. After snacks and gifts we went outside to punch on the pinata! HILARIOUS:-) Then the girls wanted to play limbo & musical chairs but the boys are WAAAAY to cool for silly party games now, after all they are 6! So, they went downstairs to play Playstation. It was a great afternoon of kid fun but the adults were absolutely pooped by the end!

Happy Birthday buddy!!!!!!!!

Daddy/Daughter Dance



Wooooow! I don’t even know how to put into words the evening we had tonight. It was incredible. There were dozens of girls with their Daddies—dancing and spending such special quality time with them. Skyler and Abigail had a fabulous time with their Dad’s. Skyler & Zack danced to nearly every single song!!! Abby and Jamie nearly too. I even got a chance to learn and teach the kids some of my favorite line dances—The Cha Cha Slide, The Electric Slide, and the Cupid Shuffle!

The girls are growing so fast and I am just so thankful that we get to experience these special memories with them. We are so blessed!

Call Back

AHhhhhhhhhhh!!! I am so excited! Abby did get an audition for the Newport Aquarium commercial. Monday we will be going to Cincinatti!!!!!!! Everyone keep your fingers crossed. On Monday the pool will be narrowed to 10 girls for a 2nd audition. Then they will choose the star! We are gonna have a blast even if they don’t pick her to move on. I’ll keep everyone posted!