Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ava's Christmas Program

Ava was in her school Christmas program last week.  After her Nutcracker performance, where she did nothing, I was a little concerned about her ability to perform in front of an audience.  But she did great!  She is one of Santa's reindeer and says the line "There's snowflakes in the air!".  She also did a great job singing her songs.  Click here if you want to watch the video,  it's about 8 minutes long!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Breakfast with Santa

Last weekend we went to have breakfast with Santa Claus at Neimans. By we, I mean all of the young cousins on my side, plus at least one adult per kid. We had a good time and the kids behaved very well for Santa.

All of us

Amber with Ava and Max


Ava did great with Santa Claus

Max didn't want to sit with him at all
Ava and Emma Claire with their balloon animals

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

Ava is in her dance studio's production of the Nutcracker this Sunday. Today was dress rehearsal, the only time we can take pictures. She cried for about an hour before she "performed" because her costume was too itchy and it was making her bleed (No bodily harm was caused by the costume, but hers was a little small). Ava plays the part of a present, and she is supposed to dance behind Clara and do whatever she does. Today, however, she was too interested in all the decorations and things to actually do her dance. But she didn't cry and she didn't run off, so it was somewhat successful. Hopefully tomorrow at the real performance she will actually do something!