Sunday, December 15, 2013
Fit Friday and Saturday Ballett
In the afternoon they were my kitchen helpers. Rachel made some THM muffins for Brendon's "morning tea" snacks. Flour-less lemon and poppyseed muffins which he really enjoys.
And because dinner was almost all ready (just needing to re-heat the already made mince) we headed up to the pool before dinner.
Just look at my sweet little Minnie Mouse. :-)
We were excited about trying out the new pool items I bought (who wants to wait for Christmas for these special items). Hezekiah tried out Asher's ring first. I had hoped to get him togs like Hannah has as they give her so much freedom in the pool.
I quickly got some photos taken and then did a few lengths while Rachel watched Asher. It was lovely to be swimming again. Sure - it's only 10 lengths - but it's something.
Asher had woken really early from her nap in the afternoon and was exhausted. So we put the back down on the pram and she had a nap for the 2nd half of the walk.
Saying hi to a few horses on the way.
The walk is well over 3 km (we still need to actually check) and Hannah was getting tired. So once we got onto the sealed road I said I would carry her (as then Ruth could push the pram). I ended up with her on my back for almost 1,5 km which turned out to be a rather bad idea as it hurt my lower back quite a bit. (I only noticed the next day and struggled with my lower back for the next week.) It was lovely to do though and hopefully next time Hannah will cope better. Walking in gum boots would not have helped....
My two pretty fairies.
They had two shows today. We watched the first one and it was a bit of a challenge for me with Asher as she did not seem to like being in the hall with it being so dark. I got to see most of it though. With the business of Brendon and I each having a little one to look after I did not get any group photos which was a pity. And this year no video clips either. They had "professional" photographers taking photos and the video and we have a DVD ordered - so at least the girls will have a copy to watch again.
Rachel was a part of the Emerald City group. She had the two concerts on Saturday as well as two on Sunday (where there were other youngsters doing the young dancers parts - the teacher has THAT big a school). So although they only had one dance each this year - they did at least get to perform it more than once. We ordered the DVD for Saturday's performance. Unfortunately Rachel's 2nd Sunday performance was her best and I know she would have liked to have had that one.
It was quite a challenge to get all of Ruth's hair into a bun. She has SO much hair. It looks really lovely though so I quickly got some photos before we took the bun out.
Getting so grown up now.
Right: Pulling a funny face for me - she was shocked that I had taken a photo though.
The girls all had so much fun and it was a wonderful highlight for their year of Ballet. Rachel again did so well and I had a few people comment on how graceful she is. She really is a lovely dancer and I am glad we put the extra effort in this year with all the travelling so that the girls could continue with Ballet. They have all done so well.