Monday, May 27, 2013

Family Bonding Patio Cover Building

Scott had a vision for our backyard patio and we were able to work together as a family to bring it to life.  Texas summers are hot and on our patio side of the house the sun beats down in the afternoon.  We considered hiring a company to build a patio cover for us but after getting quotes Scott knew we could do it ourselves for considerably less.  He worked out all of the details on supplies and we all went to work.  It ended up looking amazing and has made the backyard look so complete.  It was also really awesome to work together as a family to accomplish such a big task.  Everyone feels a little pride about our project.  I am so grateful to have a husband that is so handy and willing to teach us all.  I think learning experiences like this are so good for the kids.

Phoebe's 1st school play

 Phoebe played Lady Marie in a school play called A Princess Knight.  She had so much fun being on stage and being a part of the performance.  She had several rehearsals and smiled through it all.  She was born to be on stage.  She is so comfortable there and just beams.  I was able to be backstage before the performances and help several of the girls and boys with their hair and makeup.  We did Phoebe's hair before arriving as it was pretty intricate and took some time.  They had a total of two shows and two different days.  On the second day the main Prince did not show up for the performance and the drama director filled in for his part.  There was a little nervousness from the kids at first, but it all worked out fine.

 I was able to capture some fun facial expressions she made.  She got a kick out of seeing them afterwards.