Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 4th


Great things about the 4th:


Cotton Candy


Fireworks
And staying up past your bedtime.

Dance

Violet just had her big dance recital.  Our current studio is much bigger and the productions are much more elaborate.  Violet loved her bird costume (they danced to Rio) and even more than that loved wearing make up.  She's quite the girly girl.  They did two performance and she said she loved it. 



They had been practicing the dance for nearly 4 months but every time they performed it, it was like they were doing it for the first time.  There was an older "bird" that led the routine and they could follow.


Oops, she sat up early.  What next she wonders?


At one point Violet got downstage of the girl that was leading the dance.  I knew this was a bad sign because she didn't actually know the dance at all.

Downstage from the dancer, looking worried.


Not looking too thrilled.





Done until next year!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Father's Day

On Father's Day we went to the beach in Dana Point with some friends.  There are a ton of those little crabs everywhere so the kids had a blast.













Time to go home:





Activities

Violet is learning a whole bunch of new sports and activities.  It's exciting to watch.


gymnastics

Painting

skating

Baking


Here she is with a blanket made by her great grandmother.



And just for fun:





Mother's Day

Violet's classroom had a really elaborate Mother's Day celebration.  They had prepared songs, dances, and artwork.  Everything that makes a mom's heart melt.  I just barely managed to escape work to get there.  They had an elaborate table set up.



They sang songs such as you are my sunshine:



video

Did a dance or two.



Artwork


A card for mom

I wasn't too proud that my daughter loves me because I get her whatever she wants...


I was so glad that I made it there from work.  All of us moms ate it up.