We had a busy Saturday morning! Archer had his last basketball game and Avonlea had her dance recital, at the same time, in different cities. We were able to make them both by leaving one event early and going to the other later. And thankfully Auntie Rie came to the rescue and helped us get out the door by doing Avonlea's makeup as I did her hair and then took Archer to his basketball game, and cheered him on until we could arrive.
Avonlea did awesome at her recital! It was so cute watching her on stage. Even before the lights and music came on I could see her silhouette jumping up and down in excitement. She is one of the youngest in the class, but she kept up great, and danced with a lot of enthusiasm. She has been taking dance since the school year started with her friend Emily. She loves dance class and looks forward to it every week. She loves to wear her dance clothes, and she was thrilled to wear make up for the performance!
This was Archer's first try at basketball and he has been a natural! He has really loves the sport and asks throughout the week how many more days it will be until his game. We have all enjoyed going to his games and cheering him on. He always makes a couple baskets each game. When we arrived on Saturday, just after half time, he had not scored any points yet. When he saw us in the bleachers, he became very determined and made sure to get a hold of the ball and then charged his way to the hoop and scored. As he got his medal he told me he was crying happy tears! Haha!
Good job Twinkies! We're proud of you and your hard work!