Recital 2019 is in the books! This pic is actually from the Thursday night dress rehearsal. KC is wearing his character costume. He was Don Lino in Shark Tale and this was the first year that he auditioned for an acting role. Elisabeth is wearing my favorite of her costumes in this picture. She wore this for a tap number and it looked amazing!
There are lots of better pictures of my kids out there on the internet because lots of friends with mad camera skills took them. But they also have lots of other people's kids in them and it feels wrong to put that on my personal blog. So you are stuck with this one folks!
But it really isn't about the pretty costumes anyway. It is about how proud I am of the way these two have grown as people and dancers this year. KC was dancing with the high school kids this year. Much bigger expectations of him dance wise and maturity wise and he delivered in spades. Dance is truly his passion and we are all ready experiencing the sadness of the 3 week nights that he won't be dancing.
Elisabeth also has made huge leaps in her dancing abilities. More than that, she has deepened her friendships within the group of girls she dances with. They all met for ice cream after the first show and it was great to see her take off with them. My kids are social by nature but Elisabeth has had some of the "mean girls" experiences this year in other aspects of her life. It could have caused her to isolate herself and for a while it looked like she was trying to do that. But dance and the friendships forged by years at the barre prevailed.
Both had at least 5 numbers they danced in--I kind of lost count after awhile honestly as with the acting bits added it, one or the other of them was always changing and heading to the wings. I am grateful too that friends from all walks of their lives came to see them. They had 8 friends and family watching on Saturday and 11 on Sunday. The support meant everything to them. Now, the costumes are packed away and suppers are more leisurely and life is very