Monday, June 13, 2011

Dance recital 2011

Dance recital this year was last night. As it always does, this consumes 3 days. Friday is work rehearsal, Saturday is dress rehearsal, and Sunday is the recital. This year Bridget was in a jazz routine and her tumbling routine. Becca was in her competition tap, a jazz, and a tumbling routine.

This is Bridget's jazz group. They danced to the Glee version of Telephone.
This is the from Becca's competition tap group. I think I have posted pictures of this before. They are suppose to look angry. They dance to Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It".

This is Becca's costume for her tumbling routine that was to Centerfield. They combine 2 classes for this, so there was the blue and the red "team".

This is Becca's jazz group that danced to Footloose.

This is Bridget in the center, flipping over another girl.
Bridget in a handstand that I think was actually the middle of another trick

Bridget's front walk over
Bridget is a good performer. You call tell she loves to be on stage. Becca gets nervous and freaks out a bit. She loses her confidence. They both had cute costumes and the over-all show was good I hear. I miss a lot going back stage and changing hair and costumes.

Becca turns SEVEN

On Monday May 9th, I got a call from the school nurse that Becca had been in the office complaining that her ear was bothering her. She has never had an ear infection, but does have earwax issues, and I figured that was the problem. When they got home from school, we put some drops in her ears and cleaned them out. She said it helped a little, but it was hurting still. She has dance on Monday nights, she still wanted to go, so off we went. Sometimes a little perspective is needed. When she was in class and I looked in on her, I could tell something was wrong with her. I pulled her out of class and headed home. She was sound asleep within 5 minutes in the car. She whimpered all night about her ear hurting and she started running a low temp.

In the morning we went to the doctor. I thought with the temp and the ear pain she might have her first inner ear infection. The doctor looked in the ear and said, no, it looked like a bad case of swimmers ear, not an inner ear infection. She was writing me a prescription for ear drops and I asked if this would cause her to have a fever and she said probably not. I reminded her that she did indeed have a fever. After a few more questions without the answers she wanted, the doctor decided to rule out everything, a strep test was in order. It came back positive.

So for her birthday, she got strep for the first time. After 24 hours of medicine, she is considered not contagious. So she was home on her birthday, because she was still a little tired. She told us at the beginning of the year, that on her birthday, she would get her ears pierced. She didn't want an audience, so I took her up during the day and got this done.

For a party, she wanted a slumber party. I was fine with that, but I warned her that many moms might think first grade is too young for that. We invited a few girls that she wanted and 2 planned on staying all night and 1 actually made it thru the night. They all came in their pajamas though. They did some crafts, screamed, ate, screamed, played, screamed, and danced. It was a fun time for them.

First grade goes to the zoo

Becca's entire first grade class took a trip to the zoo. There are so many parents on this trip that most people just take off with their child and friends. It is an easy day to be a teacher. We walked the zoo with Becca's friend Reagan and a few other girls. It was a really nice day!