Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dance Recital - Part 2!

Here it is... the motherload of all video uploads.  This is what happens when you have two parents attending their daughter's first "dance recital" with 2 iPhones and a regular camera!!  The cuteness was overwhelming and we were just beyond impressed that she was listening, following directions, and trying her best to keep up with the big girls...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dance Recital - Part 1!

When Georgia's daycare offered a dance class to students this fall, we immediately enrolled our little ballerina since she loves music and loves to dance all around the house.  It may have brought memories for Mommy too since I danced for years and years as a little girl.   Unfortunately, on the first day of classes, we received notice that there weren't enough 2 year old students enrolled in Georgia's class.  BUT... the dance teacher offered to let her attend class with the 3 year old group.  Needless to say, every Monday, Georgia was very excited to dance with the big girls!  So, I went online and ordered the smallest little leotard I could find online and went through her closet until I found a tutu that her Auntie Melissa had bought her last year and off to dance class she went each week.

Nick and I joked that we had absolutely no idea what she learned week after week because she would tell us nothing about the class!  Her classroom teachers reported that she was beyond excited to go to class each week and would tell all the other kids, "I gotta go dance!"  So, when we got the invite to attend her final class for their "recital," we jumped at the chance to see what she learned over the past 8 weeks.  Of course, we figured Georgia would completely ignore the teacher and just pay attention to us while we observed her class.  We were beyond shocked when instead, she completely ignored us and followed the teacher's direction during the entire class!  In fact, she was one of the only students who seemed to hang onto every word the teacher said.  We were beyond impressed.  

Politely waiting for class to start

Dancing away

Practicing her moves

Demonstrating her ballet feet

Something was funny when it came to showing us her ballerina arms

Showing her proud Daddy the trophy she got for participating in the dance class

And then hilarity ensued when little Miss Georgia decided, out of the blue, to hike up her tutu and spend the rest of the class dancing with it halfway to her neck!

Practicing her jumping with Miss Paige

The real cuteness is in the videos.  I'm still editing, but look for the second half of this post in the next few days!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Summers Farm... Again!

Since Nick and Georgia enjoyed themselves so much on her recent field trip to Summers Farm, we decided to sneak in a quick family trip up there before they closed for the season.  November granted us a beautiful sunny day a few weeks back, so we took advantage of a rare warm day and rode up to Frederick so I could check out this place!

First stop when we got there... the amazing Jumping Pillows...

Mimi definitely scored the best pictures of the day.  Or, at least, the best pictures of my hair!!

Entertaining Georgia with my old gymnastic moves!

Now that's some volume!

Our bouncing didn't last very long because Georgia spotted the "train."  It doesn't run during the week while field trip groups are at the farm, so she was so excited to get a chance to ride it.  Luckily, the farm was pretty empty, so she got to ride it several times before we convinced her to let some other kids have a turn!

The family that rides together...

Apparently we were the only "crazy family" enjoying the ride!

Of course, Miss Independent, kicked us out and wanted to ride all by herself...

All grown up

No hands!

Loving life!

We spent the rest of the morning checking out all the fun adventures that the farm had to offer...

Peeking into the pumpkin

Relaxing in the big rocker

And, of course, we hit up the slides!

While Georgia kept pumping water with Mimi, Nick and I decided to try our luck at the apple cannons!

We definitely love this farm - it's perfect for toddlers/small kids. If anyone in the DC/MD area is looking for a fun farm with some unique entertainment options for the kiddies, check them out!