it’s springtime!

hello spring! I am so grateful you’ve decided to abstain from the allergies this year. I’ve seen a few who have to suffer, and I am not envious.

I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit here. to be honest, I’m not totally sure if I’ll continue the blog. given all the other ways we can stay in contact with friends and family, I’m not sure if this is the best way to get out there. but, I did decide to write a few more posts for this month to see how it goes.

onwards & upwards then!

S had their majorly big deal spring concert a week or so ago. Christmas was a big deal, too. this, though, involved homemade costume making, two months worth of memorization, and a 35 minute video of production.

wowzer.

she did awesome! they all memorized an intro poem, an outro song, and two or three basic phrases for the major song. the only thing they would have to do alone was their “special fact” concerning the animal they were dressed as. for six weeks, I would randomly hear, “Butterflies taste with their feet.” “Mom, did you know, butterflies taste with their feet?” “Butterflies taste with their feet!”

it was sweet. you know, the first couple of times.

anyway, let’s just say it was adorable as all get out. R couldn’t make it due to a work conflict, so I recorded this li’l memory while simultaneously shoving puffs into G’s face so he’d be [relatively] silent throughout the performance.

we do what we can, mommas, we do what we can.

anyway … here’s a few shots of the awesome-sauce.

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oh my word – it took so long to get this done! I’m out of practice with art projects. the first set ripped. I bought another, and tried to use markers for it. they were dry. so, I had to buy paint. that spilled on the floor. [yea … for our rental!] it got done with 12 hours to spare, but she looked great!

she loved it! she was very careful throughout the performance [though they have since been destructed upon]. loved being that li'l butterfly!

she loved it! she was very careful throughout the performance [though they have since been destructed upon]. loved being that li’l butterfly!

post-performance! she was thrilled at how well she and her class did [as were all the parents - it was impressive to see 20 four-year-olds do a memorized action for 30 minutes!] and we liked our butterfly dots, too

post-performance! she was thrilled at how well she and her class did [as were all the parents – it was impressive to see 20 four-year-olds do a memorized action for 30 minutes!] and we liked our butterfly dots, too

and what's a performance without a cheesy photo? done.

and what’s a performance without a cheesy photo? done.

I’ll do what I can to get the video online, too. it was a sweet day, and I know we only have more to come!