Showing posts from June 8, 2008

Saturday Recitals

Yeah the shows are all done, all 5 of them. Talk about being worn out. The recitals went great & so did Hairspray. My girls have the acting bug now & want to try out for Wizard of Oz next year. We had origially decided not to take the class next year, but now they are having second thoughts.

During Hairspray, I ran to the bathroom. Some boys were goofing off at the doors & slammed the door into my foot. I think I broke 2 of my toes. They are all swollen, I can hardly walk & they are all cut up. That made for a fun rest of the night. This happened about 5 hours before we finished up the night!

Recital #2 Finished, only 3 more Shows to go!

Today we had another recital. This was my youngest daughters big day. My oldest just had the opening number. Cam had 4 dances: Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Pom.

It went really well. We bought her a trophy & a medal. She was a bit upset this year when Aly kept coming home with trophy's from competitions, so we got her these for the recital.

Tomorrow is the big day with both girls recitals + the Musical Theater class is performing Hairspray.

Review ~ Think-ets Travel Games

I was fortunate enough to be allowed to try out a great new game for kids called Think-ets. Now what is Think-ets exactly? It is an educational game that uses tiny treasures from around the world that inspires creativity and also tests memory.

We received the green bag which came with 15 little treasures. Some of them include a tiny dinosaur/dragon, abc block, yellow flower, a bell, a mini book and a hammer. The game is geared towards 8 & up. I let both my 6 year old play it and my 10 year old. My 10 year old daughter enjoyed the game, but my soon to be 7 year old LOVED it! She has always had a great imagination and has always loved tiny treasures. This game is perfect for her.

There are tons of games that can be played with this. You receive a little booklet with tons of ideas. You can also create your own games. One thing I really loved about Think-ets is that it is portable (and quiet). I can stick it in my purse and we have something to do at the Dance studio, waitin…

First Recital = Success

Today was Aly's first recital. Cam wasn't in this recital, so it wasn't too hectic. Aly had her Opening number, hip-hop, Jazz & Production numbers all right in a row in the first act. Then she had nothing in the 2nd act. For the third act, she had lyrical, pom, tap & pom + finale which was the Turbo Hustle. That is my girl up in the air :)
That is her doing Tap, she is the one with her arms up.
Ballet was Wizard of Oz, she was a Tin Man. It was a very cute costume.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Who's been eating the plants?

First we found this & some other flowers totally gone ...

Then we found this hiding under the bushes :)
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Book Review ~ Long Ride Home by Susan K. Marlow

I was lucky enough to be asked by Susan K. Marlow to review one of her Andrea Carter books. Since I hadn't read any of them yet, I chose book #1, Long Ride Home.

These books are set in the San Joaquin Valley of 1880's California, the Circle C Adventures series tells the stories of 12-year-old Andi, a high-spirited and adventurous ranch kid, and her "best friend," her palomino horse, Taffy. Together they manage to get in and out of numerous scrapes on Andi's rocky road to growing up. Here is the excerpt from Long Ride Home ~
Twelve-year-old Andrea Carter can't seem to stay out of trouble. Now her beloved horse, Taffy, is missing and it's Andi's fault. The daring young girl will do anything to find the thief and recover Taffy. But her choices plunge her into danger, and Andi discovers that life on her own in the Old West can be downrig…

Without Power

We had severe weather on Sunday. Lost power in the late afternoon & didn't get it back until around 10:10pm Monday. Of course it was some of the hottest days we have had all year.

We didn't really get any damage luckily. Two tree branches broke in half, still hanging though. It is a big tree over our pool, so have to figure out a way to get them down. Once down, it will actually be good because that is two less branches getting leaves in the tree! This tree is huge, so we can't afford to get it taken down, but want too!

Don't want to keep the computer on too long, just in case. We have been having power go on & off since around 8:45 tonight.

This week in Review 6/2 ~ 6/8

This was the girls last full week of dance. Still have some classes next week & Recitals.

Thursday was Field Day & Friday was the last day of school.

Bad storms supposed to start tonight. Sirens have been going off for Tornadoes.

Will try to get back & update this.