Last Thursday night was Will's final orchestra concert of the year. (They still have one more "performance" at graduation, but the rest of us won't attend that one.) It was especially entertaining with its "Pops" theme, and while Hallie missed it because she had dance, Tom and I enjoyed the show.
Would an orchestra concert evening be complete without a late-night (and in the middle of a severe thunderstorm) dinner at IHOP?
Side note: wearing my hair like this makes it look completely gray instead of blond with a little bit of gray, so I won't be doing that again. Lesson learned.
Both kids spent at least part of their weekend trying out/auditioning...Will at the Rome City Institute Serie A Elite Camp and Hallie for The Ballet Academy's Encore Company for the 23-24 year. Trying out or auditioning for anything TERRIFIED me growing up, so it continues to make me particularly proud that both kids are so willing to put themselves out there in ways I wasn't.
Happy (belated) birthday, Hallie!
For fun, here's the first (we think) picture of the three of them together. They were three.
This kid won Most Outstanding Teammate for his club soccer team at the club's annual banquet on Tuesday night. The truth is that this year he would have liked to receive a soccer "skills" award or honor. But as his mom, I can honestly say that I couldn't care less about whether or not he ever brings one of those home, and I couldn't be prouder of his accomplishments on and off the pitch this year.
My friend Anne put it best, I think, when she said, "What they don't know is that soccer 'skills' are important for two more years and not remotely connected to future success or well-being. Being a good friend and teammate, though? 100% predictor of better things to come."
Happy weekend, friends!