Spring Dance Recital

August 27, 2011

A week after the “big reveal” of Zoe’s dance costume, we headed uptown to the Knight Theater for her dance recital.  Zoe did great; she had a huge smile on her face the whole time and did pretty well with the steps. 


<Beginning her ballet dance.  The elbow in the foreground is one Zoe’s teachers.>



<No fake smiles here!  Zoe is completely happy! >


< Check out her “tendu right”! >



< Tap time! >

1 side story about the recital weekend.  Zoe loved her costume; however, there was one problem – the tutu didn’t stick “straight out”, AKA Balanchine style, and she was very unhappy and pouted about it the whole day before the recital.  So, after talking to my mom (I figured she had to have some knowledge because she had to deal with it when I went through dance), I sprayed hairspray through the whole tutu, stuffed it with tissue paper, and then hung it upside down until it was time for Zoe to change.  By showtime, I had one happy little dancer who wasn’t picking at her tutu with a very sorrowful look on her face.  Needless to say, the next time Zoe is doing dance, I’m buying a can of heavy spray starch! Open-mouthed smile


The Spring Dance recital is always a big deal, partly because of the costumes.  It was so cute; the teachers called all the parents in, and each dancer was given her costume.  Then there was the trying on, the professional pictures, and a low-key dress rehearsal.


<Zoe’s class.  She’s the farthest to the right. >


< Zoe’s first look at her costume.  I see pink!! >


< Zoe is SUPER excited about her costume being pink – her favorite color. >


< Trying on of the costume. >


< Zoe’s friend, Ainsley, models their recital costume. >


<The playgroup gang.  From L to R: Emi, Kyrie, Zoe, Maisie, and Liza >


<The playgroup gang, part 2.  From L to R: Emi, Zoe, Maisie, Liza, Brooks, and Kyrie>

End of School

August 8, 2011

Yep, school is about to start in less than a month, and I’m just now blogging about the end of the 2010-2011 school year.  The past school year was so amazing, and it makes me really look forward to the upcoming school year and all of the great memories we’re going to make.

Here are a couple of pictures and a few short videos of the Parent Sing-a-Long.


< Cole’s class with his teachers, Ms. Kim (sitting) and Ms. Sharon (standing).


< Zoe’s class with her teachers, Mrs. Haenlein (on right) and Mrs. Warmath (on left). >

< This song was the “theme” for the school year. >

< Zoe and Morgan paired themselves for this song.>

< I think Zoe is over the whole sing-a-long.  What do you think? >

A Mini-Vacay

August 6, 2011

Sometime around the middle of May, Zoe, Cole, and I headed to North Myrtle Beach with our friends, Alicia and Morgan.  Back in October, Alicia had bid on a trip to North Myrtle Beach and won, so she asked us if we would be interested in going with Morgan and her.  The weather was perfect, and the kids had a blast!  Thanks Alicia and Morgan, we had so much fun with you!

Here’s a short video of the best pictures, but if you don’t have the inclination of watching the video, some of my favorite pictures are below the video.

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