Since Mimi was in town for Valentine's Day, Nick and I took advantage and headed out for a rare dinner in the city...
We woke up on Valentine's Day and Daddy had the biggest hit of them all - a balloon that sings! There was a small disclaimer on the balloon that it was "guaranteed for 50 plays." By now, we're fairly certain that it's played at least 1,000 times. Georgia sets it off non-stop. She loves it! I even find myself at my desk humming the song
|Dancing with Mimi|
Later in the afternoon, we prepped for the big recital. Georgia was MOST excited about getting to wear make-up. I wasn't sure how difficult it was going to be to apply lipstick and mascara to a wiggly 4 year-old, but she did amazing. She sat perfectly still as I applied blush and eye shadow. My little girly-girl loved everything about make-up.
The recital was at a local high school, so we headed over there and we said goodbye to Mimi and Daddy, who headed into the auditorium, while Georgia and I headed to a classroom to wait. Every class needed a "class mom" to volunteer to wait with the girls back stage. Due to Georgia's allergies and her need to have the epi-pen with her at all times, I signed up knowing that I was going to need to stay with her anyway. I didn't think it would be fair to put that on a total stranger, who didn't know they were signing up for that possibility. In the end, I was glad I signed up, since lots of parents sent snacks with their kids and there was food everywhere.
Georgia's class is small, since it's a class for 3/4 year olds and meets on Thursday evenings. So, I was in charge of monitoring 6 kids total backstage. Luckily, the time went by quickly and soon we were lining up for the performance!
|Not surprising - look who is 1st in line and ready to go!|
|Ready for her performance|
Nick captured the performance on video:
After the performance, the kids went back to the "dressing room" to wait for the finale, where they all got to go back on stage to take a bow. Entertaining a bunch of 3 and 4 year old girls can be a challenge. When in doubt, use your phone!
And just a few minutes later, they were back on stage taking their final bow!
|Pic courtesy of District Dance|
Mimi ended up staying an extra day due to some more inclement weather, including a mini ice storm! So, we celebrated her upcoming birthday. Georgia decided that Mimi should get cupcakes for her birthday, so they spent the next day, whipping up a batch of chocolate-covered-chocolate cupcakes!
|Nothing like having to make your own birthday dessert!|
Georgia also demanded that we eat in the "party room!"
Happy birthday, Meems! We're so glad you celebrate with us each year!!