This month Lyla finished up her 4th year of dance.

That sounds funny, considering she is only 5 years old, but she started when she was just 18 months.

Eric and I had signed her up for the dance class because her session was about to end at Gymboree and we still wanted her to be "social" with other children. When she started ballet, she had only been walking for 3 months! She cried the first couple of weeks we took her.
Ms. Nicolle would pull her in the class, give us a wave, and closed the door.

Lyla has come a long way in the short amount of time since she started.

She takes her classes seriously. She tries her best. She is a good listener. She is an awesome friend. She is brave.
 She loves to dance.


May we share some pictures with you?

Cheesy, I know, but here is a look at last month:

I set the self timer on my camera and attempted to get a shot of the 3 of us. I have many pictures of Eric and Lyla. I have a few of Lyla and I.

 Here is our attempt at a family pic.

Lyla picked out my Mothers Day gift with just a little help from Eric.
 She loves giving presents.
{Yes, she is wearing a Senor Frogs t-shirt, tutu and fairy wings}

I bought this coffee cup a couple of months ago while we were in Disney. I love it. If you know me, you know I'm not a morning person. If you know "The Little Mermaid," you will totally love this cup.

Lyla and MomMom enjoying a beautiful Mothers Day.

This was another attempt at a group shot. Thank goodness the Rizzo clan was wearing sunglasses. They are a bunch of blinkers!

Dance class came to an end in May. Twinkle Toes had quite a few rehearsals though.

My dads Uncle (Bill) passed away in May.  He was very funny, had a strong faith, loved his family and served our country. He will be missed.

On Memorial day we thought about him and others who have served our country.
Our American Girl:

 We are painting Lylas room.

When I was pregnant, Eric and I didn't know if we were going to have a boy, or a girl. So we painted the room a light blue (which could work for either gender).  For those planning on having children, we highly recommend NOT finding out what you are going to have. Still one of the best decisions we have ever made together.

Anyway...after five years, we agreed to a pink room.

During a storm in March, part of  our fence blew down. Eric finally got around to putting it back up. He was really excited about using some power tool. I think I even heard him making a "'Tim the Tool Man Taylor," grunting sound. All I know is, it drilled holes in cement.
Boys will be boys.

Lady had a little precedure. There will not be any puppies in her future.

We spent a lovely day at Ladew. We really enjoyed the gardens and we plan on going back sometime soon.

We hope everyone had a wonderful May!