The perfomance was scheduled for before Christmas, but was rescheduled due to a snow day. The kids had one last practice scheduled earlier this week...but THAT was cancelled due to a snow day. So, it had been a MONTH since the kids had practiced. But they did a great job!
Elise played the part of a hyena. We had a minor disaster as we were getting dressed tonight. She'd worn the brown tights over break and they sprung a run. Unbeknownst to me, Dad threw them away. Had I known, I would have picked up a new pair, but there was no time by the time I discovered this. She wasn't happy with the black tights.
Here she is "in costume" after the performance.
When I picked her up after the perfomance, she had a sullen look on her face and said, very quietly, "I didn't get any flowers." Fortunately, we'd learned that it's a BIG.DEAL to give the little girls flowers afterward. Perry had stopped by the grocery store (my instructions were to pick up a SINGLE flower but all they had were a dozen red roses) and had them waiting for her when we gathered as a family. She was THRILLED, and shared one of her flowers with a friend.
And see those folding seats behind her?
It did this to my phone. Nope, that's not the flash, it got crushed when I put the seat down. My phone was in my coat pocket (because my camera was in my purse). Big bummer. I ran to the cell store after the performance, hoping I'd purchased the insurance. No luck. I loved that phone. It keeps me organized and on top of my life. And guess what, they don't make that phone any more. RIP Mr. Phone. Sigh. So, I'm now the proud owner of a pink Blackberry but, boy, was it an expensive evening (and I did purchase an industrial strength protective cover AND insurance.) :(