Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Take Flight!

You really cannot go wrong with a good paper airplane! And Kazoo magazine included instructions (and a template) in their latest issue for one of the best the girls have ever made! xo

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scenes From Dance Team Dress Rehearsal

The entire dance team gathered last night for a dress rehearsal. With the first comp of their season just one week away it was time to get on stage and work out any final kinks. It also gave us mini team moms a chance to practice helping the girls change from one costume and hairstyle to the other. 

Once the mini team was done with their dances they changed back into their warm-up suits and sat stage level watching all the other teams, solos, duos, and trios take the stage. I wish I had thought to take a picture of them all gathered right there. It was super sweet to see the first year dance team girls watching the girls who have been part of the team before. It was as if they were getting a glimpse of things to come! The support and encouragement that all of the dance team members have for each other is so very special! Being a part of the dance team, whether it's as s dancer, a mama, a papa or a sibling, really is like being part of a family. Not only has it been really neat to watch the girls bond deepen over the course of the year, but I think the same has been true for us moms (and dads) too!

Much as I expected, Grace and I didn't leave until after the last number had been danced. All of the dances look amazing!! I am so glad that we had a chance to see all of the Center Stage numbers before competition weekend. Looking forward to seeing them next weekend and to seeing how many awards the team brings home this year! xo

Friday, March 24, 2017

{This Moment} A Morning Photo Shoot

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your moment in the comments section for all to find and see. Wishing you a lovely last full weekend of March. xo

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Yes, yes she is!


I just love that the minute she saw this shirt she asked to bring it home! "Mama, I just love this shirt! I'll wear it to dance class tomorrow and on Mother's Day, too!" After such a sweet reaction how could we possibly leave this shirt at Target?! xo

Monday, March 20, 2017

On The First Day Of Spring

The changing of the seasons has always been a much looked forward to time in our family, and today was no exception! The winter/Saint Patrick's Day decorations were put away, and out came the spring/Easter decorations. As is our tradition we read Mother Earth and her Children before lessons today (and The Story of the Root Children at bedtime tonight). There was a lovely spring verse said (with accompanying hand motions /dance) and then it was off to put the aforementioned verse in their main lesson books. Afterward, sap buckets were checked and emptid, bikes were ridden and snow walked through. It was far too beautiful of a day to not get outside! This evening, while Grace was at dance Emma and I decided to see what treasures may be  found at Target, and while it had been agreed upon that we would not be buying anything we did come away with two egg decorating kits (gnomes, snails and toadstools!  How could we not?!) and a shirt for Emma (check back tomorrow to see it's fabulousness)! 

Happy Spring, dear friends! We hope that your day was as lovely as ours! xo