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Monday, June 23, 2008

Last Day of Second Grade

I can't believe how fast this first year in Rhode Island has gone, but the school year is over and Summer has officially started.
Here's the bus stop crewe on the last day of school. In the picture are our nextdoor neighbor Diana, Emma, Kayla and her sister Elizabeth from down the street. It was their last day of 4th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade and preschool respectively.
The bus pulls up and you can see Michaelangelo (yes that is his name), Olivia, Emma and Kayla headed across the street to climb aboard
Here are Emma, Kayla and our neighbor Olivia (last day of 1st grade). They were all so excited to be finishing up school, plus they were all going away on vacation the next week too.Posted by Picasa

Ballet Recital Weekend

This past weekend was ballet recital weekend. Mom was here to watch Emma and help out which was great! Emma had two parts in the recital. In the first act she was a cheerleader and did a jazz dance routine to Hey Mickey by Toni Basil (you know the one from when I was in high school). Then in the second act the school did a short production of Snow White and Emma was one of the dream fairies at the end who dance around Snow White while she is temporarily dead after eating the apple and before the prince kisses her and she comes back to life. There were 8 dream fairies and they danced really well together and looked very ethereal in their violet tutus with sparkles and wands and tiaras. I enjoyed the Hey Mickey routine a lot too and Emma had a short solo part in it. It was the first time I got to see my little girl dancing all alone on that big stage. She did a terrific job! These photos were all taken in the dressing room on Sunday where I helped out.

Emma as a dream fairy and one of the little "Skunks" checking out her wand.

Two more little skunks -- they stole the show.

Here are the dream fairies on stage at dress rehearsal. Emma is the one in the middle.

The whole group together during the Hey Mikey routine. Emma is the third from the left. The top photo is off Emma and fellow dancer Dustine waiting to be called onstage at dress rehearsal.