Monday, May 21, 2012

Recital Weekend

This is such a busy time of year.  Last week I worked constantly, including substituting on a field trip Friday.  Wow!  That is a whole new ballgame for me.  It was fun, but it made me a little nervous to be responsible for 22 kids out in an open environment.  Hats off to you teachers who do this all the time. 

The highlight of my weekend was the girls' recital.  They work so hard all year in dance.  This is a chance to show everyone what they have learned.  E had two number is the recital, one ballet, one jazz.  C had one number which was a jazz/hip hop dance.  I have seen both of their dances a dozen times, at least, but there is something about them doing the numbers on stage that is completely overwhelming for me.  I started crying the moment the girls stepped on stage.  I'm such a dork. 

My dancers

My girls with both sets of grandparents

So, now that recital is over, we are counting down until the end of school.  Four more days to go.  As of now, I am off work all week.  We still have band concert (tears), 5th grade graduation for some of my favorite kids from school (again, tears) and end of the year slide shows and award assembly (TEARS!) before Friday.  My eyes are going to be swelled up beyond belief the rest of the week. 

So, I have four days before my kids are home full time.  I'm looking forward to catching up with my favorite blog friends and planning a few summer activities and maybe reading a book and a last lunch date with my Hubby before school is out.  Sounds like a wonderfully busy week. 



  1. Awww, end of the school year festivities are so fun! Have a wonderful week!

  2. What pretty pretty dancers you have!! Love that photo with both sets of GP. The end of school is always hectic and wild. I don't miss that at all since my kids grew up! Ha!

  3. We have the end of school coming up & our first dance recital!
    Better pack the tissues :)

  4. Love the dance pictures. I tear up every year when I watch my niece perform. Enjoy these last few days!

  5. Joining you in Dork Land! I always cried when my girls took the stage. Just wait until they go to prom. You will be a blubbering mess. (And I'll expect pictures of that, btw... just a head's up.)

    They were lovely, and I know you all enjoyed it!

    Substituting on a field trip???? You brought Advil, right?