quite a lot
it was really
by the music
may well be.
all i know
is i’m here
~~ END OF POEM, with photos from school choir competition a couple Fridays ago in San Antonio.
I had a blast helping chaperone a 4-bus trip of 200 choir boys and girls. Spent the rest of the day at Six Flags. Left school at 6:00 a.m. , returned at 8:00 p.m.
Kelly is pretty-much always the shortest one. But she’s growing great, I had to let her choir gown hem down all the way for that performance!
Here they were in the warm-up room before they went on stage…
They won first place.
And it’s kinda cool that the girl with the side braid in the top 2 photos was the 3-year-old in the yellow dress ten years ago. (Kelly in white lace, with robins’ egg blue ballet leotard beneath.)
Braid girl, Kelly and the choirgirls with the green satin sashes will begin high school this fall — 9th grade.
(The choirgirls with the black satin sashes have just finished 7th grade, going into 8th. Kelly would actually only be going into 8th too this fall, but the way her Montessori schoolin’ went in elementary, she had “Skipped” a year when she integrated into Public school in 5th. (That’s Grade Five to us Canadians, right Talon?)
Kelly’s last day of Middle School was this past Friday!!!! And a week before that I got to enjoy the last few songs at her high school’s Incoming Frosh dance when I arrived to pick her up.
Kelly does wow the general school populace with her gymnastics.
Caught mid-aerial. She’s getting really good at those, steady on her feet.
But back to things choir…
Here was one I took with a much lesser camera at her Christmas 2014 concert…
See how high up Kelly’s hem was then?!!! She’d grown so much, I didn’t realize until I saw her on stage that night.
And a photo taken at a high school graduation party yesterday…
The gym mate Kelly is sitting atop is going off to college at U of Wisconsin this fall, where she will continue gymnastics.
ONE more photo!
Kelly picking out her friend’s graduation card on the way to the party yesterday. That skirt was well below her knees when she wore it last fall. Growing, for sure!
Now my lovelies, I could include at least 50 more recent awesome photos here. And I could tell you how Kelly was the only student in all 3 of her school’s 8th grade classes to make 100% on a recent major algebra test, advanced algebra — 9th grade level!!! And remember — that’s a 7th Grade aged brain we’re talking about!!!
But….. I really must end this post now, to get back to laundry and packing. Then vacuum my car. And finish giving Jim his pedicure. Going away on vacay tomorrow!!
Take care y’all!