Friday, August 11, 2017

More Nutcracker

 I was able to sneak into the audience one night to get some pictures.

 What else does a ballerina eat at 9:30pm after a long evening of rehearsals? 
 Thursday brought 2 school performances.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Theater week

 The time had come to move Nutcracker rehearsals from the studio to the Civic Center. Theater week is exciting and exhausting!  Monday starts out more casual and fun.  The girls don't have to wear stage make-up and get to wear red and green instead of their costumes.
 The girls (and chaperones) spend a lot of time in the dressing room.
 Marking the floor with the executive director of the ballet looking on.
 Backstage fun
 From Tuesday through the rest of the week it's full dress rehearsals.
 The table is full of a variety of activities to keep them entertained and quiet as possible in between numbers.
 Ready to head down to the stage
 The girls that are in both the angel scene and mirliton scene had a quick change backstage.
I love the memories and friendships that are made through ballet.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


 The kids are back to school in 2 weeks and I'm finally posting about December.  I still have hope that I will be caught up one day.  Time will tell.
December started with a new festive cast.  He was thrilled to finally have elbow movement again!
 The first weekend of December also brought the first snow fall of winter.
 Snow on the weekend is always more fun than during the week.  The kids are so busy with activities that it's hard to have time to play in it during the week.
 Carter managed well with the limited use of his arm.

 I wish I could share the joy the kids find in snow
 I'm happy to stay inside and make the hot chocolate
my 3 snow angels

Monday, July 24, 2017

Club Christmas party

The weekend after Thanksgiving the club had the annual Kid's Christmas Party.
 Making some ornaments before seeing Santa
 They would spend the entire party in the craft room if I let them
 The live reindeer are always a hit
 This years pic with Santa
 Evelyn finally agreed to sit on his lap.  Past years she was always terrified.
 Carter still cheesing while the girls move on to telling the jolly man what they want for Christmas.
 Decorating cookies
 And the giant gingerbread house
 Love my crazies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nutcracker photos, etc

Mid November Audrey had her Nutcracker pictures taken.  This year she was fortunate to be cast in 2 roles.  An angel
And a lamb
The kids had spirit week at school.  This is from crazy hair or hat day
 Dress like a pirate day.  They didn't have costumes so I quick made the vests and found some red fabric for the sashes.
Evelyn and her friends like to stay and play on the playground after dismissal.  We found them all piled in the storage unit.
 Little mama pushing her Lambie on the swing