Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Post for the Grandparents

We had another big day with Skyler and Blake. Friday morning Blake’s school hosted a Grandparent’s tea, where all the Grandparents of the pre-primary & Kindergarten students are invited.

It seems every pre-primary does this activity and it is repeated every year. Where it is a special time and a wonderful thought this was Blake’s 3rd grandparent's tea and when the grandparents live in the USA finding a substitute can be daunting. Typically it is frowned upon for a parent to come as a substitute but we’ve used up all our favors with our friends so we grayed Rich up a bit and he anwsered to Gramps Rich....that to say he was the guest of honor. And if you can’t have the real Grandma or Grandpa who better as a substitute…Blake could not have been more pleased!


Rich is looking mighty good for his old age I might add...hee!


I was there as a "helping mom" so was able to view the program and it was quite cute. I think it is safe to say my children definitely enjoy performing and have a flare for the dramatic. Blake hammed it up!

Not to be upstaged, Skyler performed in at a ballet dance festival this weekend. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you may recall my “ballet-stress” posts. Well this was no different although I must say I now chuckle while reading the 3 pages of RULES that end with “Any violation of the above recital rules will result in the participant being disqualified.” Yea, no joke…umm, hello is this the Olympics? Thankfully my perfectionist daughter performs well under stress (def. did not get that from me).

The dance was absolutely beautiful as were the dancers. Here are a few pics…
She loved the costume...especially the matching sequin ballet shoes….


We actually had to attend a “make-up” class with the girls to learn how to apply their make-up for the dance. The eye make-up was ridiculous in my opinion but we went with it so not to be disqualified. Here is a before make-up shot….



And with make-up.....


Sky with the other girls that make up the trio dance....



Blowing off steam shot....



The girls received full marks, as they would say here, and were each awarded metals. Look at that smile...


Skyler wanted to know if they received full marks why was the metal bronze? Isn't bronze 3rd place? Evidently she thought she was performing in the Olympics too.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aww, I almost cried because I couldn't be there! It was so sweet when you were in last that he brought me the invitation and program from the last Grandparent's tea which I put in his album (how sweet and thoughtful he is).
I agree that Dad was a good substitute and I'm sure Blake was thrilled to have his super hero attend with him.
I'm with you on the eye makeup but at any rate the girls looked beautiful and I agree with Skyler, the medal should have been gold.
Mom

nickernoodle said...

I loved the outfits but I'm with you on the makeup. What a beautiful ballerina you have. I will have to show Brooklyn the pictures of Skylar.

Penless Thoughts said...

A very cool Gramps!!
Susan