Monday, March 8, 2010

Our First School Program

K was in her very first school program last week. The 4th and 5th graders put on a little musical and showed off their achievements on the recorder. K and I had a discussion early in the week about what she was going to wear, because as a girl, this is high on the priority list.

The music teacher had asked for "nice school clothes" and I suggested a dress. Well, that didn't go over too well. As much as K has matured and is taking more of an interest in clothes and appearance, she still think dresses are "girly" and she is not "girly", thankyouverymuch. It seems she has no problems with skirts, however, so I offered to finally make the skirt I had promised her...oh...a year and a half ago.

Thankfully, the pattern went up to the current size.

Grandma had promised her a shirt to go with the promised skirt and she had delivered the shirt in January. It was definitely time for me to get a move on. I pulled out the pattern and fabric and my machine and got to work. The whole thing took about 2 hours, which just goes to show how ridiculous my procrastination was.

Since I had everything out, I grabbed a piece of fabric from my stash and made L a skirt, too. I had to cut the pattern down and I made it shorter, and it ended up fitting rather slim on L. Which made her look very skinny and grown-up.

Doesn't she seem so much older?

But this post is about K and her music program. K got dressed and I spent forever drying her hair. It should not be legal for one child to have THAT much hair. Doesn't she look nice in her new shirt and skirt?

We arrived at the program early enough to spend some time checking out the book fair, then it was time to take our seats. I was happy to see so many parents show up that they had to go pull out extra chairs.

The musical was first and K came down and joined a small group in front leading the singing and dancing. I tried to take pictures with my little point and shoot, but they didn't turn out well.

I promise she doesn't go to a school full of zombies.

Then they played through their Recorder Karate series. K had practiced hard all week and just that morning took the tests to earn her last three "belts" so she could play all the songs with everyone at the music program. So K is a black belt recorder player and you mess with her at your own peril.

After the program we took a picture of K with her school best friend.

I'm so proud of K and all her hard work!

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