Sunday, February 6, 2011

Can't Touch This

Well, the weekend we have been waiting for finally arrived....Caitlin's Dance Competition weekend! She has worked so hard since August along with the other 17 girls in her dance class. But honestly....I felt like I have put almost as much of my sweat, tears, time, and gas (plus money!) into this performance. We checked her out of school on Friday to make the drive to Montgomery--this was cause for celebration in itself.

Glad to be here at the hotel for the weekend!!
After checking in, we headed over to the Performing Arts Center to watch some of her friends compete in the Group Competition.

Can you tell she and Kayla are excited?!?
We stayed for about an hour, then hunger took over.

Family photo-op in front of the fountain at the Performing Arts Center
And where did we head for our supper?

Dreamland where we had the best (or craziest) waitress ever. The girls wanted their picture taken with her after they had their "Dance Off."
We then headed back to the hotel to get a good night's sleep for the competition the next morning.
After waking up WaY ToO early...we ate and got one little girl all dolled up...
Here she is ready to go shake her money-maker!

Practicing for the big number

Group shot of the "Hammertime Girls" before they went on stage. (Caitlin is on the far right at the top)
They went on stage right after this and danced the best they ever had!!! I was such a proud Mama! Although I thought I was going to throw up out of pure nervousness as I was waiting for them to take the stage.
Here are the girls at the Awards Portion. Caitlin is leaping up to go get their medals for 3rd Place Overall in the Junior Division--what an honor, especially if you had seen their competition! They also won a High Gold ribbon, High Points Award for Tap, and Most Entertaining in the Junior Division! Guess Daddy is going to have to build a new shelf in her room just to hold all of her awards.

Good Job, Caitlin!!!

I am One Proud Mama!!!!
We then watched other groups from her Dance Company perform.
After that, we drove over to my Aunt Bobbie's house for a delicious home-cooked meal!! (Just what we needed after our artery-clogging lunch at Chris'!!)

We had a lot of fun visiting with my Aunt Bobbie, Cousin Olivia, and Cousin Laci. We just don't get to see them enough!
Then it was back to the hotel for...

swimming in the pool!
It was a long and tiring day, and on Sunday there were classes the girls attended. It's an honor to take the classes because they are taught by world-renowned choreographers and dancers.
By tonight, though, she was more than ready for bed after her loooooong weekend.
I think we all are!!!! Luckily I get to snuggle with my Hare-Bear after missing him all weekend!

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