Sunday, May 29, 2011

Recital 2011...Dancers On The Move!!!!!

I've been a horrible blogger....but this is why. Recital has been over for a week and I'm still recovering!

Move It, Move It! (Emi's in front row)

Good Ship Lollipop (the little girl in the second row had thrown up an hour earlier)
Bicycle Built for Two (why I gave umbrellas to a bunch of 3 year olds...chaos!)
Yellow Submarine
Fly Me to the Moon (this moon took serious help. Anne cut it out for me because I'm too stupid to do it, and then some moms rescued the aluminum foil that blew off in the wind)
Surfin' Safari
3-2-1 Blast Off
Sunny Side of the Street
Miss Jenn's daughter in Waterfalls...gorgeous
Let the Good Times Roll (none of the bike pictures worked..they had bikes and scooters. The cute serious girl is my cousin's little girl. I resisted the urge to put the one of her picking her snuggie)
Parachutes and Airplanes (one of my very favorite dance pics of Emi...ever! I think modern is her thing over jazz. She really shines)
Skaters' Waltz
Going the Distance (Never, ever make girls dance in a gunny sack. Just sayin')

Oh yes....Gravity. Teachers' dance. We survived again. I hope it was bearable. We had fun.
Round, Round, Get Around (Beach Boys make me happy)
Route 66
Walking in LA...I'm so putting everyone in striped arm bands next year. It makes their motions look soooo cool!

I Drove All Night (i had a little revolt from my teens when it came to silver pants, but I quite liked it)
Jade and Emi....It's all about getting the flowers!
My wonderful, wonderful teaching staff! They keep me afloat.
A funny note....I went to "The Adjustment Bureau" last night with Bill and ran into Becky and her husband. There is funny line in there basically comparing teaching 6 year olds to dance as a fate worse than death. There are days I would tend to agree, but this makes it all worth it. I have the most wonderful studio and the most wonderful girls. It's almost surreal for me.

Only 355 days until the next one...kill me now!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Recent Happenings for Me and Mine

So, here is what me and my little monkies have been up to in April....

Grandma and Grandpa moved in for awhile after my mother's knee replacement. It's about time I actually take care of my mom instead of vice-versa. She was a model patient and it takes a lot to keep this women down. She impressed doctors and therapists alike with her exercises. Taking care of 7 people day and night was, well, it was the busiest I've been in, like forever. And I consider myself pretty darn busy most of the time. So happy to help her, though. She was still perfect for snuggling and reading with little kids!
Easter came and went....April is really kind of a blur to me. The kids got these cute pull cases from the Easter bunny, which is good because I don't like paying $25 per suitcase at the airport.
No broken
Easter Sunday....please ignore Macy's binkie. It was truly necessary for this pic.
Notice her purse...this was Emi's dress.

Bill's sister got married! Yeah! We love Jim. It was a cold, windy day at the Timpanogos Temple, but we made it work! The dinner was at my house afterwards. I don't know why I have no pictures of the prettiness of the tables upstairs, but.....
...a little impromptu dance party started in the studio. This is Bill and Lisa with a disco routine (yes, routine...Bill has 3 sisters. Poor dude had no chance). It kind of reminds me of the routine Ross and Monica do on "Friends", minus the robot. I couldn't believe how well they did it after all these years.
The party continued for awhile.....had I known, I would have stuck up crepe paper and a disco ball. Parker is hilarious because he tries to "pop and lock". He has no shame in trying.
(Ian performing "Canned Heat" from "Napolean Dynamite")

Oh yes, it snowed on Saturday, April 30th. Weird weather, even for Utah. This is our snowman at the beach.
Happy May!