Tag Archives: dancing

The Music Makes Her Dance.

It was a special day yesterday.  We celebrated some pretty great fathers and also the baptism of John Henry and Anna.  Anna commented that there are different kinds of baptisms, but water baptism is her favorite.  We just respond with a “that’s awesome.” 

At ages 8 and 6, these two still do nearly everything together.  And, John Henry, like the rest of us, accepts the fact that Anna just can’t stop herself when the camera is rolling.  Or the music is playing.  She loves the spotlight. 

He was, however, unaware that she was stealing the spotlight in this video.  Here’s to hoping this little bit of entertainment makes for a better Monday. 

There are no dull moments.


Happy Monday, y’all.


Filed under Kid Stuff, Life Experiences

Dancing With the Sister.

JH - Anna Lake Hefner

Anna:  Johnry, will you please dance with me?

John Henry:  No, Anna.

Me:  Come on, John Henry.  That’s a sweet big brother thing to do.

John Henry:  No video, okay?

Me:  No video. 

John Henry:  Okay.  Only for a little bit.

So, they commenced to dancing. 

And, it’s a memory that can only live in my heart. 

I mean, as if I would have videoed my children for the sole purpose of blog material. 



Filed under Kid Stuff, Motherhood

Dance ‘dan(t)s – to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner

Anna not only has some mad negotiating skills, but she also has some dangerous moves on a dance kitchen floor.  All was going well in this dance number until it was interrupted by a minor wardrobe malfunction.  And, well, she’s a perfectionist.  She quickly ordered that I stop taping immediately.  Actually, she just said, “Don’t click it yet!” 

Just watch.  You’ll see what I mean.  And, you’ll see one of the many reasons I am so blessed.

Have a great weekend!


Filed under Kid Stuff

The weekend that was.

The Takle family had quite the event-filled weekend.

First, this guy graduated from pre-school.

Yep.  A real, live graduation filled with entertainment from the graduates themselves….and, a little sister who insisted on being included.

We then prepared for a big wedding weekend.  Falon, who used to care for my children, tied the knot with her Tulsa police officer.  The ring-bearer and flower girl aren’t much for rehearsals.

But, they did love the dance floor.

They didn’t want to see their Falon go, so they did what they knew to do.

Eventually, even they could not overcome the weight of their sleepy heads.

But, this one did manage to fall asleep with his arm still clutched to his ring bearer pillow.

It was a good weekend. 


Filed under Kid Stuff, Randomness