Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dance and Running

Last night was the second dress rehearsal for the recital tomorrow night. This rehearsal lasted from 4 p.m. until around 8:00 p.m. so shorter than Sunday. But a couple of groups had to practice their numbers afterwards to work out some things.
First year in tumbling.
Kayla's first year. Jasmine's 7th year. The twins are in tumbling, and Jasmine is in tap and jazz.
Jessica got her 5 year trophy. She did three years of beginning jazz for teens. Then she sat out due to marching band. She started again last year with tumbling and did tumbling again this year. She's said this is her last year. She's much older than the others. But she is planning to do adult open tumbling at the gymnastics studio occasionally. The tumbling classes at dance and at gymnastics are much different.
Jasmine's 7 year trophy. She did a couple years of ballet, but in the past few years has only done jazz and tap. Since she isn't  interested in company, she doesn't have to do ballet. She would do hip hop if she had more time, but she had so much homework we didn't even do spring soccer and she dropped out of tumbling. Jasmine has flexibility issues, so she would have become very frustrated anyway if she'd continued the class.
The twins' adoption decree from the state of FL arrived today. It legalizes the Haitian adoption in FL's mind. They are holding copies of the same decree. Also now their names are legally Kaleb Fredlin Cassel and Kayla Frednise Cassel.
Jessica's female puppy had her surgery today and is not feeling so good. Jessica got experience in cleaning up vomit too : )

All the kids are working up to running 5Ks. Adam, of course, already runs that far. Jessica used to but stopped when we moved from GA to FL in 2004. We did a practice run last night, except for Jessica who wasn't here, and everyone was in under 39:00. I was impressed since it's their first try at 3 miles.

I got the twins new shoes and the boys new running clothes. The others still need new running shoes. I know which is heavier, but which is taller?


One Crowded House said...

wow the dance recitals are very fancy!!!!

Karen said...

Wow, you're so busy with all those kids and do such a good job! Have a great weekend.

Kathy C. said...

OCH-Yes, they try to make it as professional as possible and it comes out looking really nice.

Thank you Karen!