Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Isabelle's class is at the Turning Pointe Dance Centre, which is definitely a step up from the Little Gym program. Isabelle loved the big dance studio with wall-to-wall mirrors to watch herself spin, twirl and leap. She also really liked running into the dressing room with the other girls to change her clothes after class and was very adamant she do this by herself with no help from me. If Isabelle continues to like dancing she will be in a recital in the spring!
On another note, I am quite excited about Isabelle's dance class as I can now spend Saturday mornings enjoying my coffee while I watch Isabelle's class, rather than spend Saturday afternoons chasing after soccer balls in the wind, rain and cold!
Most of the girls in this class have been attending since September. We thought Isabelle was doing a pretty good job of keeping up! In these videos we are watching through a window so there is a lot of background noise. The girls were hearing music as they danced.
We really like the instructor, Erin. She was very patient and gentle with the girls.
I'm sure Isabelle thought she was in Heaven during this segment of the class. She was the only one of the girls who followed the teacher's direction to twirl across the floor. Little did Erin know that this is what Isabelle lives for. She probably just thought Isabelle was very comfortable with solo routines!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
- Even amongst the preschool set Troy is "totally awesome" (alas, her words)
I do reconcile the choice with the fact that HSM was given a G rating, compared to Madagascar's PG. And really, who doesn't love a wholesome musical every now and then?
Monday, November 3, 2008
We went trick-or-treating in my friend Meghan's neighborhood, which has something for everyone. Full-size candy bars for Jason, lots of decorations and children for Isabelle, hot apple cider and wine - definitely for me. Meghan's house is quite the attraction and draws huge crowds. Last year she had a Wizard of Oz theme, complete with a yellow brick road, stage show from the balcony and theme music blaring from her speakers. This year her husband decided to turn the house into a scene from Jurassic Park. He spent weeks building a velociraptor out of wood and rigging his garage to open and have the dinosaur jump out at trick-or-treaters. He used a black light and florescent paint to make it really scary and spent the entire night acting out the scene from the movie where the dinosaurs escape from their enclosure. In case you're wondering, this is what a retired Navy commander does with his time. It was pretty spectacular and I'm sure they're already thinking of what to do next year.
Isabelle's wand and wings lit up so she sparkled wherever she went.
Let's talk candy.
Remember when a piece of chocolate-covered peanut butter was all it took to make you sublimely happy?