Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jasmine's Dance Photos

Dance photos with Jasmine went much better than the ones Sunday with everyone. I guess it just works better if I walk them through getting ready. But Jasmine is an old pro, too. This is her 6th or 7th year of dance. Drying her hair to look like "wild hair" for her Michael Jackson costume.

I love this costume. So very modest!! This is for Jazz.

This is Jasmine's tap costume. The fastener at the neck broke as soon as she put the jacket on! Not very well made for $85. Costumes are so expensive. It was $350 for four costumes, $27 for three pairs of tights and $40 to replace Jasmine's jazz shoes that someone took.

The twins are just in tumbling this year. I thought about putting them in a jazz/tap combo class next year, but that requires two separate pairs of shoes (I should have ones for Kayla that Jasmine's outgrown) and two separate costumes for each twin for that one class for the recital. Plus tights etc. So if the twins were in tumbling and jazz/tap and Jasmine was just in jazz and tap (separate classes at her age), costumes, shoes and tights would be right around $1,000 and that doesn't include the monthly tuition for the classes, photos, recital fee etc. Yikes!

Thankfully I have all summer to see what the kids want to do most and then try to juggle school, church, dance and soccer. Plus make sure there is enough down time for each child. With all Jasmine's homework, there isn't really much free time on school nights for her. She ended up dropping out of church choir Wed nights and not playing spring soccer.

Anyone else juggling schedules right now? Anyone else counting down the days until summer vacation and a break from the constant homework, tests and projects?


Mama D’s Dozen said...

I am juggling 5 kids in Spring Sports, while my husband is working graveyard shift (thus not able to help with transportation).

We have 4 baseball games per week, 1 or 2 Middle School track meets, and 1 or 2 high school track meets EVERY week for the next 5 or 6 weeks. Crazy ... but FUN!


Kathy C. said...

We are through with track for the year, but back to cross country in the fall. I don't envy your schedule. I have Jessica to help with getting the little three places thankfully. Fall will be more crazy here because I think all three little ones are going to play soccer. Just waiting to see how behaviors are at that time.

Karen said...

Gosh, Kathy, things have really gone up since my kids were home! But yes, not just the money was a concern, but the time to fit it all in. Jasmine looks lovely in her costumes. :)