Hey! Better late than never on the Thanksgiving lowdown! We started the long weekend with a feast at Dylan’s school before heading up to Maple Lake. Here is one of the pieces of artwork on display for us when we got there. If you go to my Shuttercal (which is updated, btw!) I have a picture similar to this of a pilgrim that Dylan made at home – a preview of this, if you will.
Here’s another one – awwww, he is thankful for us!
And then his class came marching in wearing these. They all looked so cute.
We spent Thanksgiving day at Lulu’s house this year. She prepared a beautiful bird for us.
The kids had fun with their aunties and cousin Chandler.
Us ladies got our Zumba Fitness on. Like we do.
Here they are dressed up for church. Avery had been looking forward to wearing her dress all week long.
She got new accessories too! Auntie Kelli’s flower and a necklace from Gma Kim. Very festive!
It snowed lightly all weekend. Good start to the holiday season!
Here is Avery in her new Hello Titty costume that I got right after Halloween on clearance. Dylan got a costume too (Spiderman), but refused to be pictured. His loss!
And finally, I give you – Avery preparing for her very 1st dance recital! Be ready for picture overload – can’t help myself! She’s so cute! Here she is trying on her dress at home a few days before the recital.
Hammin it up!
Such a pretty “dance-a-rina!” (her word – combo of dance and ballerina)
She thinks she’s beautiful too!
Here is the stage rehearsal. She’s in the pink tutu in the back.
And finally – recital time!!! Hair slicked back, make up on, dress on, shoes on – she’s ready to go!
A little bit nervous since she didn’t really know what was to come. Her Dad was nervous too. He didn’t want to leave her behind in the room assigned to her class. Her brother was nervous too – they both kept looking back to see how she was as we walked out to go find our seats for the show.
Few more pictures before the show.
Gorgeous girl! Her long eyelashes even longer with a tiny bit of mascara. She’s like me – she blinked right after I put it on and the mascara went all over her lids and down below her eyes. : )
And here is after the show with her flowers! She did just fine without us – like I knew she would. We came in and she was playing with the other girls and hardly noticed we had come back. She was very pleased to get flowers and was happy to pose with them for me.
She was also excited when we told her that she still had another show to do! I snuck in a side door for the 2nd show’s performance to snap some pictures with one of the other snap happy moms.
She was supposed to move forward to the front row at this part, but oh well. She did the dance just fine tho. There was a bit of commotion when one girl ran to the teacher backstage crying, “I want my mommy!!!!” Several of the other girls ran after her to console her. It was cute.
Here she is running to the front of the stage for the grand finale.
She’s 3rd from the left – pretty pose!
Well, that’s it for this post! We get our tree today, so perhaps there will be a lovely post on that. Lets hope there isn’t a repeat of last year!