Monday, August 31, 2015

1st grade is a hit!

Shelby is rockin 1st grade! She started her 3rd week today and ACED her 1st spelling AND Math test last week! She's also been in the Chipmunk club both weeks too (excellent behavior)! She LOVES school like I always did! I hope she has as much fun as I used to and that it continues on for years to come.
She also started back dance last week for her 5th year of dance and 2nd year on the competition team. This year she's competing in Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop! She's sooo excited and LOOVES the Hip Hop class! She also loves that she has Miss RandeeJo and Miss karen again! OH we can't forget she LOVES her technique class by Miss Lauren! :) She keeps asking if she will get to dance in "tippee toe shoes" one day.... she means Pointe shoes :). lol...

the Besties together again! Joci's 6th year and shelby's 5th as KDAS dancers! They're 2nd year as competition girls!

She loves her new dance bag that matches her lunchbox and backpack... of course it has horses on it

 It was Blue and Gold day in Magnolia on Tuesday so every year, Aug. 25th will be Blue & Gold Day for Magnolia! It was awesome to see all the elementary kids and teachers supporting SAU that day! :)

 Bubby & Shelby hung out w/ Mammy & PopPop while we worked Blue & Gold Day and they had a blast... bubby loves his PopPop!

 So i'm LOVING getting shelby's papers from school and I'm composing a 1st Grade book like I did for her Kindergarten year. This past week they did an illustrated book and wrote about My Very Nicest Place and look what was shelby's 1st entry! :) SHE LOVES Mr. Alan and Shaw Performance Horses. It's her favorite part of the week. The ONLY issue we are having, and I welcome ANY advice, is that she will not talk to him. JUST Him. She has to start talking to him in order for him to progress in teaching her. She's learned so quickly that he has a lot more he wants to work on but he can't unless she communicates. We've NEVER had this issue w/ shelby and if you know her, you probably think I'm making this up! LOL... so anyway... we are working on it.. :)
 Here's our smarty pants 1st 100% on her 1st Spelling and Math tests.

 We went to SAU Chick-fil-A to eat and the kids loved walkin around campus....Rhett especially! haha

Monday, August 24, 2015

Horse Show

OMG Shelby did SOOO WELL this weekend at her horse show in Marshall, TX! This was her first show where she rode ALL BY HERSELF! The first show she competed in back in May she competed in Lead Line, which is where she's lead by an older rider who walks beside her and helps guide the horse, but she still had to command the horse some. This time she competed in Walk/Trot, which is just that...she walks her horse, makes him trot, backs him up, stops him, & turns him around. I was a nervous wreck because she's never competed in this and she was the youngest there by far! The next youngest was 13! She had a blast and enjoyed every moment of it! She was excited to get to compete w/ her teammate, Caroline, too! They competed together in the 13 & under Walk/Trot class. Caroline & Shelby did awesome and represented Shaw Performance Horses sooo well! It was neat too because they both wore white :). Caroline competed in English and Western. Shelby competed in just the Western classes because we've yet to find an English saddle small enough :) haha... that's our next adventure :)
here she is w/ Caroline, and some other competitors, warming up...

Here's a recap of the weekend... 
OH and I left out that shelby won 1ST PLACE IN THE 18 AND UNDER (YES, 18!) Limited Youth Western Walk Trot class, 3rd place in the 14 & under Green Rider Western Walk Trot class & 4th place in the 13 & under Walk Trot class! :)
SPH is heading to saddle up and practice

Such a big boy with such a little girl

she's ready to do this! one proud daddy right there!

There she goes!

The judge was so intrigued by Shelby and kept asking her all sorts of questions and he only did that to her :)

class #2 ... there she goes...

haha.. had to "cheese" at her fans :)

she met the cutest little pony that was stalled by Badger. She said Rhett needs this pony...

She wants tact like this for Badger!
What an awesome weekend and event! Shelby is ready for her next show! We know what we need to practice on and work on. :) We LOVE being apart of SPH :)