We survived "The Adventures of Rudolph" ballet last week. There were times I wasn't sure we would, but in the end it turned out to be an absolutely wonderful week. In a few days I should be just about recovered from it, too!
One of the biggest surprises was that Claire was on the cover of our local paper's "Weekend" section!
The woman who organized the cover was sweet enough to send us a JPEG of it so that we can print out a copy and have it framed for Claire (apparently there is no way to protect newsprint from disintegrating). Her first time as a "cover girl," as her ballet instructor puts it!
It's also particularly exciting because it's the first time Matt has ever had his own photos on the cover in the newspaper. My parents, mother-in-law, and I went to local grocery store and bought up SIXTEEN copies to send to family around the states. SIXTEEN copies! I thought we were mad! And then by the time we had distributed all the copies and everyone had left, there were only a few copies left here for us and Claire. I guess 16 copies wasn't so mad after all!
It was a fun week, but an amazingly stressful week. I'm rather glad that it's all over. However, Claire did an amazingly beautiful job as Witch Winter Gray and received rave reviews from all of her instructors.
Well, at least we have 9 1/2 months to recover before it all starts up again!
Heaps of Hugs,