Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Nutcracker and Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Maisy has loved ballet since she started at the very young age of 2 and 11 months. So this semester, I enrolled her in a Russian Ballet School. The school only teaches ballet, they listen only to classical music, and they believe ballet is an art. Each winter, they perform the Nutcracker Ballet. And it is the real deal- professional dancing, costumes, sets and music. Maisy was cast as a 'baby clown'. Starting in August, the dancers have been preparing with weekly practices.

This past weekend, they had a 6 hour rehearsal on Friday, followed by two performances on Saturday.

Needless to say, she loved every minute of it. 

Then on Sunday, Afton's cheer team, Fever, competed in the Dallas Cowboys Cheer Competition. Since her last competition, her team has been in the gym extra hours and days, adding complexity and difficulty to their routine.

The hard work paid off and these girls took first place out of ten teams. She was thrilled to win! They were even on the big screen at Jerry World!

It was a weekend full of hairspray, make-up, and lots of performing :) Both girls are already asking when the next show/competition will be :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Preparing for Christmas 2015

I love all the fun traditions we have before Christmas. Lots of things to do and activities to enjoy.

Ten days and counting....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Maisy described this week as her best 'vee-cation' from school ever! (Which is hillarious, because it is pretty much her first 'vee-cation' from school ever. Being that she is in Kindergarten!) But I have to agree- it was a great week.

We played tourist in downtown Grapevine.

We celebrated Grandpa's birthday. Pie in the Face was a hit! (Literally)

And we celebrated Thanksgiving by frying a turkey and then taking it over to Mimi's for Thanksgiving dinner. 

And then we kicked off Christmas with decorating our home and our MP cheer/football tree. Bring on the holidays! My elves are ready!

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