Monday, June 18, 2007

Crumblin' Down

What a weekend!!!

Saturday we had the dance recital dress rehearsal for Pumpkin.  Hubby and I went and sat through a little more than 3 hours of them doing stage adjustments and lighting issues and the girls doing their routines until Pumpkin's last one which was #32. 

Then, we left as even though there were 39 numbers and the finale, you don't have to stay at dress for all of it.

Saturday night, in an effort to have a nice night out for Hubby since Father's Day was going to be at the dance recital, we went out with our friend's, Bob and Ilene!

We had a nice dinner, the kids sat in their own booth next to ours, so we grown-ups could actually speak!  Such a joy to have for two hours a week, I cannot tell you!!!  LOL

After dinner we went back to Bob and Ilene's to hang out and let the kids play.  It was really nice, just chatting and laughing together. 

Sunday, we did have our gift giving time with Hubby and Grandpa, my dad, but then things turned to dance recital focus pretty fast! 

Kathy arrived and got her tutorial on all things relating to Pumpkin's costume changes and hair. 

The recital was very nice!  Pumpkin really danced the best she has ever done!  A combination of maturity, years of classes and teacher's who really got a lot out of the kids this year!

Her ballet number was a Celtic piece called 'Butterflies', and the the girls were all butterflies coming out of their cocoons and flitting around the stage!

Pumpkin's second number was Jazz, and it was a big class!  They danced to Little Richard singing Zip ah dee Do Dah and they were amazing how well they danced complicated steps and stayed very much in sync with each other!!! 

Last, but not least, was hip hop to Chris Brown's, 'Run It'.  This was a large group too, since two classes combined.  They danced together, then separate, then together again.   It was a great number, with lots of hip hop 'poppin' and great attitude by all the girls! 

I don't have pics yet, they will be forthcoming!

We all went out to dinner afterward, a tradition for post-recital, and also for Father's Day!  We went to our favorite town restaurant, and harassed one of our favorite waiters!  LOL

It was late by the time we got home, but the kids were still all hyped up!

Such a long weekend, remember Friday night we had that baseball game under the lights, and the field dedication.  Very, long weekend.  I am excitedly awaiting a weekend with NOTHING to do!!!

be well,
Dawn

 

16 comments:

deshelestraci said...

Love the graphics!  Sounds like a good recital.  Waiting for pictures!
Traci

astoriasand said...

My eldest Grandaughter does all these dances you have mentioned too.How I used to love to watch her.Now I live too many miles away,but I do manage to often go to the Christmas Pantomines she is usally chosen for.She has danced with many TV stars from British TV Pumkin sounds to love her dancing.Now my four yr old has started too LOL!!They look so lovely in there outfits don't they bless them.Yes it's good to be able to have time out and chat alone with friends.I have been away from aol for a week unwell.Looking forward to the future pics.Loved the posting.Glad you had a nice Fathers day too. Take Care God Bless
Kath Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

cherry2sweet2eat said...

LMAO I wish i could of seen them dancing to run it.

candlejmr said...

I spent 10 years at recitials with Kate.  I loved watching her dance but those recitals were SOOOOO long!!!! (lol)  

Can't wait to see your pictures.  It will be like a trip down memory lane!

((hugs))
Jeanne

tenyearnap said...

Sounds like a fun time...and a good reason to take it easy this week. Glad everyone had fun. --Cin

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)

Deb

tendernoggle said...

You sound like me...every week I plan to do NOTHING for at least one day that I am off work...but it NEVER works out that way....WHY????
lol
love ya,
carlene

eml625 said...

Your not kidding you were busy.
Get some rest now  before school ends and summer begins.
Cant wait for the pictures.
Way to go Pumpkin !
hugs,
Ellen

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like a busy and wonderful weekend was had by all. Can't wait to see the pictures of Pumpkins dancing. (Hugs) Indigo

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I can remember the special days for the kids to show off their stuff. I'm glad Pumpkin had her day, it makes wonderful memories for the kids.  Love, Sandi

toonguykc said...

Weekends with nothing to do are what I live for!!  Hope you get one soon!

Russ

randlprysock said...

I would just love to see the dance recitals!!!  Hope ya get some pics for us.  Hugs,
Lisa

klconard1 said...

Congrats to Pumpkin on a great dance recital!  I love those things.
loving you
karyl

emabecmar said...

Is there really such a thing as a weekend with nothing to do? If so I want one too, lol. I can't wait to see the pics of the dance. It sounds awesome. Hope your having a great week so far. (((((((hugs))))))
Cindy

psychfun said...

Sounds like lots of fun! I loved watching my niece in her recitals! That will be her as an old lady still doing ballet! HA! She has some video tapes of Ballet & watches them during breakfast. HA!

lurkynat said...

dear Dawn,
I am glad that you had sucha great day! Congratulations to PUmpkin of course!
love,nat