Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Ballet Recital

Jaileigh's ballet recital was December 21st at 5:00 pm. She has been so excited for this. Everyday she would ask if it was her recital day or if it was the day to dance on the stage. The other kids were pretty excited too. They danced to "Where Are You Christmas" from Dr. Suess's How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The dancers had to remain behind stage the whole recital. While Jaileigh was back there she found her friend from school, Kylee, who was in a different dance class. The two of them played together the whole time. When they came out on stage instead of coming out with their classes they came out together.

Jaileigh is on the front row with the black leotard on and the blue tutu. Her friend Kylee is on her right.

There was a surprise at the end of the show! Santa came for a visit.
We brought Jaileigh flowers. She was so excited!
My cutie pies!
Michael, Jaileigh, Anthony, Annie and Jake
My little ballerina.
We have never had individual Santa pictures. It was neat for them to get to sit all by themselves on Santa's lap.
Jake is the only one that didn't get an individual picture. I think that was Santa's fault. He told Jake he could come sit with Michael. Funny story about Jake's holey skinny jeans. He and I had a battle of wills over his holey pants. I gave all the boys new jeans to wear so they would look nice at the recital but he refused to wear them because they weren't tight enough. I finally decided it wasn't an argument worth fighting over and I let him wear them.
Jaileigh didn't want to sit on Santa's lap but Caroline talked her into it.
Dede and her grandbaby Kennedy came to watch Jaileigh.
This is Kennedy.
 Caroline came all the way from Rancho Cucamonga.
Jaileigh with Caroline.
We love Caroline so much!
Caroline gave the kids this HUGE candy cane!
Hopefully this video works. Jaileigh is on the back row behind the really tall girl.

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