This year Sydney got to dance in 3 numbers. Her Little Jewels did “Kiss Me” her tap class did “Jailhouse Rock” and the highlight for her was that she got to participate in the finale! It was the 10 year anniversary of the studio so each of the competitive groups did a dance from one of the past themes. Her group got HA! HA! HA! from 2010 so they were dressed as clowns. Super fun. She especially loved at the end coming out with all the “big girls” from all the competitive groups. It was so fun to be part of this year. (Even if it did take up our whole weekend :)
Friday, June 29, 2012
A few months ago, my cousin Mackenzie casually mentioned that it would be fun if Sydney and I could come to Utah to watch her dance. (She dances for the Utah Blaze, Salt Lake’s arena football team). I didn’t think it would happen but mentioned it to Garth and he informed me that we had enough miles to fly free and that I should go!
We hopped on the plane early Friday morning and headed to SLC with a very full itinerary!
We had a quick visit for lunch with my cousin Amber and her boys Jaxon and Dylan.Then over to Westgate Mall to meet up with Mackenzie shortly before she had to work. The girls took the chance to cool off in the fountains.
After a long day of fun, we ended up at Shelley Liljenquist’s house (she’s Natalie’s mom and my old cheerleading coach) where we would spend the night. Sydney was thrilled that we were staying in the room of one of the Pink Stillettos and better yet, that her closet was full of costumes! Needless to say there was a fashion show!
Day two was spent mostly with cousin Mackenzie. She picked us up and we got pedicures (Sydney’s first ever).
Then lunch, some more shopping, and finally the game!
It was so fun to watch Kenzie dance and we had a special surprise that my Uncle Matt danced with her at half-time (all the dads came for father’s day and did a performance with their daughters).It was mascot night or something. All the mascots from local teams were there, this is the Hawk from Utah State.
Syd felt like a celebrity after the game. Kenzie got us down on the field and she introduced us to the dancers, Syd got to congratulate the players as they ran off the field, then she got to run and dance on the actual field!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is us all dressed up for Ferris High School’s “Rubber Chicken”
Hanging out at my house after Homecoming Sr. Year.
But life happens. She headed off to Connecticut to dance (she was an amazing ballerina) and I went off to Idaho for college and we didn’t do a good job of keeping in touch. I recently ran into her mom when Garth and I were out to dinner one night and the next day she found me on facebook. So after 10 years of no contact, we got together again. She brought her husband and two adorable boys and we spent the afternoon catching up. It was so fun to see her again!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
It’s a little odd that I am posting pictures of my four year old, and my seven year old accomplishing the same task, but here it is. Sydney is finally riding her bike (still with some screaming and drama but she can really do it now)
My neighbor observed that Derek rides his bike a little like the 9/11 terrorists. . . gets help with the take off, doesn’t worry about the landing, but has the middle part covered.
And here’s one of Carter with his “no hands, pretending he’s texting while biking trick.”