Monday, May 21, 2012

Where We've Been

Well hello. How are you? This has been a whirlwind month and obviously a bad month for posting...


I'm thinking I need to put myself on some sort of schedule if I have any hope of all of continuing this blog. And I want to continue, even if no one is reading it. I guess I'm finding that, as the kids get older, living our lives is getting in the way of computer time. Which is mostly good.


I also had a job situation brewing which I wasn't really at liberty to discuss. I actually had a very brief post up about it briefly, which you only caught if you are using a feed reader or saw it on Facebook. It was too soon to discuss anything, which is why I went back and yanked it. More about all of that soon.


This past weekend was largely occupied with our first big-deal ballet recital. Involving costumes! And (reluctantly and minimally) make-up! And me watching lots of surprisingly helpful You Tube videos about how to make the required ballet bun. (I have to admit I was totally tickled when someone complimented Harper on her bun as we walked into the dressing area. I did an internal high-five.)


I know it is completely uncool to brag about our kids or admit how great we think they are, but, well, er, just LOOK at this child? There are moments when she totally amazes me and the poise and maturity she showed this weekend were just beyond.


Can you believe this kid? Can you believe she is mine? How is the gorgeous creature (of course I think she's gorgeous, being her mother) the same baby I held seven years ago? Not possible.


Way to go Harper! We're so proud of you.


P.S. Holy cow was the whole dance recital thing a pain in the rear! I'm thrilled we only have to do this ONCE a year. I mean, it was fun to see her all dolled up and part of me died a happy melty death watching her onstage - BUT do you know how long we were at the auditorium? Oh, about six and a half hours total for the weekend. For about ten to fifteen minutes on stage. At least she only danced in two of the three shows - it could have been worse!

5 comments:

bluedaisy said...

Oh Kelsey- she looks like a picture perfect ballerina! I am amazed at your bun-making skillz ;) You can brag about her all day long because she's YOURS!! Please tell Harper congratulations :)

Pam said...

She looks gorgeous! And you are allowed to brag about her as much as you like. It's your blog and she deserves it! :-)

Chris said...

She looks magnificent! The makeup was just right, and the bun? Way to go! I agree that you get to brag. It is very hard to believe she is the little one that used to come over and sit on the floor and play. Time flies...

Good to see you ack on the blog, too :-)

tracy said...

ruth is going to FLIP OUT when i show her these pictures. i bet harper was over the moon.

CARRIE said...

She does look beautiful---I'd give anything to have hair that could be pulled up in a bun so nicely! Agreed on the recital, though. One of those and I was done!