After a devastating start, Hallie's theatrical debut in her third grade class' production of Piggie Pie went as well as I could have hoped for. I feel such peace knowing this event has wrapped and she (we) survived it with her heart, pride, and friendships intact.
On a similar note, Hallie's three dance recitals went beautifully. When the curtain closed on the third recital, I breathed a huge sigh of relief...but also shed a tear or two...as it marked the end of our spring seasons. We have a short break from dance lessons - as well as a break from soccer practices - before the (more relaxed) summer seasons kick off, and for that we're all grateful.
For the fourth year in a row, Grandma Brenda and Lily have flown all the way from Wisconsin and Illinois to see Hallie in her end-of-the-year recital(s). As has become their tradition, Hallie and Lily dress alike at all times, except when Hallie wears her dance costumes...and then Lily wears Hallie's dance costumes from years prior. Don't tell anyone, but I get a little bit of a kick out of watching the dance studio folks try to figure out in which number/show Lily belongs - the costume along with bun and full make-up just like a performer - always throws them for a loop. 😉
|Will oh so sweetly explained every aspect of Hallie's |
play to Lily. Even the parts she didn't need explained.
|Matching mermaids ready for a dip in the hot tub.|
|Cousins devouring their breakfast cinnamon rolls.|
|Can you see Tux nestled in there? He enjoys|
the extra attention when company visits.
|My nephew's t-ball pic - so cute!|
|Learning to "adult" at Target. She nailed it.|
|Turns out my dancer might also be a runner. She|
was excited to tell me about her third place Road
Runners finish, but beyond ecstatic to share her
news with her runner of a big brother.
And that's where I'm calling it today. Mama's tired, so just this once, four high fives will have to do.
Happy Friday, Chasing Roots!
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