All the drama, whining and tender feelings that come with having a daughter are SO WORTH IT for the mommy/daughter benefits of weekends like this one! Friday was Anna's last day of dance before the summer break and the last chance to practice before the dress rehearsal and recital. During class time I got to hang out with the other 3 moms of Anna's classmates who I have come to adore while visiting with them during dance class for the last eight months. The girls gave Miss Jennifer a framed photo of themselves that they had signed their names on to remember them by. It turned out so darn cute and Miss Jennifer was so pleased. Then we had the big dress rehearsal on Saturday...complete with hair, full stage make-up and costume. We were only allowed to tape the dress rehearsal and needless to say, the girls all did better during the actual performance. Please excuse the HORRENDOUS quality of the video...I have had major issues getting these tapes onto my PC. But you get the idea of how darling these girls are.
My favorite is Anna giving my sister Megan a "thumbs up" about three-quarters of the way through "Pineapple Princess". Priceless.