I can’t believe recital week has come to an end. It really is bittersweet for me. I love all the excitement of being on stage. I actually love the entire process; I mean I did dance from age 4-17. But, I must say by Sunday I was exhausted (I am not as young as I used to be). I could barely function. Good thing Sunday was chilly and rainy, just what this mama needed after a long week of late nights.
Recital week began with a run through night which only Sophia had to go to. This evening consisted of each dance simply figuring out their placement on stage. Not too bad, just a late night.
Tuesday and Thursday were both full dress rehearsals. Luckily, we didn’t have to do makeup. All four girls had to be there ready to go by 4:15. Well, Tuesday that didn’t really happen. My planning was a little off that night, but by Thursday I had it all together and we were on time. Go me!!! Seriously, getting four girls ready is no joke. Tights, costumes, bun, oh my!!
Friday, was the first officially show and we were ready. I had a great routine going by then, so it really went very smooth. But, I did have to do all of their makeup and hair. Whew, that was a doozy, but of course I did love it and so did they.
Saturday was night #2, their final show and they rocked it. They all danced beautifully and had so much fun.
Oh and I am not sure I told you, but I danced with my girls in the mother-daughter (or son) dance and it was so much fun. We practiced for about 6 weeks and learned a pretty tough routine. I was apprehensive at first but, I truly enjoyed it and can’t wait to do it again next year. Once a dancer always a dancer.
Thank you to all our family who came out to support our girls. We are so blessed to have you all in our lives. It truly meant a lot to all of us to have you there.
There is one special lady we must thank for everything she did for us this week and that is Mimi. She was with us through and through. We couldn’t have done it without her. Seriously, she was at every rehearsal and show. Without Mimi our lives wouldn’t be the same. She helps our day to day run smoother. She has special place in all our hearts. Mimi being there meant everything to my girls and me. Thank you for all you do for us. We love you very much.