Our day started out early at Weber State for dress rehearsal. Having four kids, one in full costume and make-up, somewhere with a twenty-five drive by 9:15 in the moring is a busy morning. We made it on time and Abbie practiced both numbers she would be performing. One class routine and one combined Jazz Comp routine. This is them practicing with the older girls in their class outfits. They would be wearing their jazz comp outfit that evening when they performed.
Figuring out where on this stage they would be....finding their marks.
Putting last minute prep into their routine.
Then we hurried home, after stopping for kiddie kids meals. Then we had Kaden open most of his presents...saving some for him to open when Dad got home from work.
He opened up a slip-n-slide and a pool.....JUST PERFECT for an afternoon swim party!!!
He loved the gifts!
He was the first one to try out his "cars" slip-n-slide. It was a HIT!!
We set the pool up on the flattest part of the driveway on some quilts. It was a huge success!
Kaden, you are such a fun, happy boy!! I am sad you are growing up so fast and will be going to Kindergarten soon. My blonde, blue-eyed boy is growing up much too fast for me!! Love you, tater bug!!
All of the neighborhood kids were invited over for the party!
We swam and had a HUGE water fight. The mom's ended up getting involved and we were all soaked by the end of the party.
The kids had a great time!!
Then it was time for cake!! A lighting Mcqueen and Mater cake was the perfect icing to this party!
Kaden blew out his candles....after he finished chewing his tootsie roll. There almost wasn't any candles left before he was ready to blow out his candles....too funny!
Eating his cake and ice cream!!
Kiddo's finding some shade to sit in to eat their cake. It was a HOT day!!
Yummy chocolate cake!
Once we were done eating cake, we hurried inside...showered, ate pizza(request of the birthday boy) and headed off to the dance recital.
Abbie told Kaden that her present was to him that he got to go to her show. So sweet!!
Abbie's class performing "It's raining Men!!" They performed with cute pink umbrella's.
Jazz Comp taking the stage to perform.
This was the number that they had competed with at all their competitions. This was their best performance....you did a great job girls!!
Such a fun number to watch!!
Then the grand finale with everyone from the dance academy.
When we went outside, it was still light even though it was after 9 p.m. I took a picture of Reed with the kids and then we went to a near-by place and had italian ice's to celebrate a great dance recital AND Kaden turning five!! A busy day but, a really fun one!!
Congrats Abigail for a job well done. It was a fun year full of dancing!!
Happy Birthday Kaden!! I can't believe you are already five and ready to start Kindergarten! Thanks for being such a wonderful, fun and happy little young man!! Love you!!