We have been spending 2 hours a week at Champion Kids on Thursdays this Spring. Emma has been enjoying a gymnastics class. Rachel has been taking ballet. And Heidi has been taking a ballet/tap class. The dance classes culminated this past Saturday with their dance recital. The girls did great.
Champion Kids does a great job with everything they do. They really think through things with these little kids. The recital started with a parade of each dance class - so they could see how many people were there, wave to their families, and maybe get some wiggles out. This is Rachel's group - she's in the middle.
Next was Heidi's class. Heidi is on the end - yes, she's the youngest in her class.
Then the show started. The theme was "Welcome to the Jungle!" So the music fit that description. All the girls did so well. Rachel's class was second to last. They danced to "Born to be wild."
Getting ready to go. That smile stayed on her face the entire time!
Heidi's class was the last group to go. They danced to "Real Wild Child." Getting ready to go.
I think Heidi's favorite part of the day was receiving flowers.
Grammy & Papa were able to come too and they brought flowers too!
Girls and their flowers.
It was a really fun recital. We're taking a break from gymnastics and dance for the Summer to check out swimming, tennis, and do other Summer activities. We'll see what we get back to in the Fall. I'm guessing Rachel will have more recitals in her future - but we'll see.
Monday, June 3, 2013
We continued our Memorial Day weekend tradition of driving out to the St. Louis area for the Gateway Classic Boomerang Tournament. We drove all day on Friday to arrive in Waterloo, IL. We are so thankful to Chicago Bob and his family for hosting our family year after year. It's so nice to have a home to stay in (and it's a pretty fun place!).
We started our weekend by driving in to St. Louis on Saturday and going to the St. Louis Zoo. What a great zoo! We had to drive around awhile to find a place to park - and then we had to walk a ways to the zoo, but with snacks in hand, we made the hike.
This is a Rhinoceros Hornbill - it has got to be the loudest bird in the world. We were in an aviary dodging a thunderstorm and met these guys. Wow, are they loud!
They had a super cute baby elephant. Turns out she was only about a month old.
The 2012-2013 School year came to a close for Rachel on May 16 and for Emma and Heidi on May 23. Here are their last day of school pictures.