Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where the heck did my rhythm go?

I know I said I was getting back on track...but I just can't seem to get everything done that I need to! Hopefully the busyness is winding down though!

I did have a fabulous time last night with my cousin J. We went to the parents' Discovery night at my childrens' school.

Discovery is a program in our school that encourages children to discover new interests, talents and abilities. The session runs 4-5 weeks, and the kids are given a choice out of several different courses. Then they have Discovery 1 day a week for 2 1/2 hours. After the month long session, the children have a whole new set of courses to choose from for the next session. The courses are taught by experts from the community and chaperoned by parent volunteers (this allows teachers to have this time for teacher planning). Often children travel away from the school to participate in Discovery. Here are just some of the courses that students have been able to choose from:

Taekwondo, Ballroom Dancing, Robotics, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Ice Skating (learning figure skating, speed skating and hockey at the Olympic Oval), Oplympic Sports (kids traveled to the Olympic park in Park City and participated in the luge, ski jumping and other winter olympic sports), Electronics, Drumming, Musical Theatre Production, tennis, .......This is seriously just a sampling.

For Parent Discovery Night there was just a small selection of classes, and adults were able to sign up for a class, and participate in a Discovery class just to get a taste of what the children do in Discovery.

Hubby had to work, so J was my date for the night. We did Ballroom Dancing. Our istructor is a professional dancer who has actually worked on Dancing With The Stars! He was incredible, and boy did he work us! So we learned the basics of....Waltz, ChaCha, Rumba, Swing, Quickstep, Salsa, Tango, Merengue and Foxtrot. It was awesome!

But can I just say....I don't know where the heck my rhythm has run off to! I had no trouble learning the steps, but something was just. not. right. And I used to LOVE dancing! I danced all through my teenage years, and now I'm like this big spaz with no motor control! Can someone tell me how to get my groove back? I felt like such a dance-tard!. Still...definitely one of the highlights of my year!

Speaking of J... I have forgiven her for this little misdeed. Tonight she was going to a church dance for Young Single Adults. She was supposed to dress up, but being a poor student didn't have the funds for a costume.....Xazmin to the rescue! I hurried to revamp an old, slightly thrashed tutu I had made for Cowgirl a couple of years ago, and whipped up a pair of pixie wings courtesy of Ribbon Blossoms. Doesn't she look adorable?


Okay...I'm going to see what I can do now about visiting all my favorite friends whom I am STILL missing so much! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

21 comments:

blueviolet said...

That turned out so cute!

Rachelle said...

Wow! I would love doing ballroom again, even just for a night! It's so cool that school does that!

Amy said...

She sure does. I want a TuTu...

Lisa said...

How fun that you got to learn all those dances. Your kids school sounds amazing. The costume is adorable.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am very hurt that you did not fly me out especially to be your dancing partner. ;)

J is so cute in the outfit you put together for her!

This Parents Discovery thing sounds AWESOME!!!!!! I'd choose dancing, ice skating, or musical theatre. How cool.

I have missed you so much, my friend. :)

Yaya said...

That Discovery program sounds amazing.

Emmy said...

That is a cute costume!
I would so love to take a dance class like that. And I bet you were just too nervous and thinking about it too much, that is what they say on dancing with the stars when they don't have any rhythm :)

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

adorable! Been wonderin' where you have been....

~Becca

Jenny said...

That Discovery program sounds awesome!

Your cousin's costume is adorable!

jenjen said...

What a cute costume. She looks adorable!

How cool that your school has all of those programs to teach the kids! That is awesome! I am jealous that you got to take that dance class. I love DWTS but have no clue how to do any of those moves. I would probably hurt myself if I tried!

XOXO
jen

Sheila said...

Absolutely LOVE the costume! I think I need one of those for me :)

Lisa Anne said...

And I thought my life was crazy and busy! Totally loving the costume. I've got to get me some wings and a tutu.

MiMi said...

Cute! She's TOO cute. Blech. :)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Your cousin looks adorable! I'm glad you had such a good time!!

jennykate77 said...

I've been in some what of a bloggin funk too! Hoping to get out soon!!! My boss has been crazy about us NOT being on any "social networks" while at work, so that has really cramped my style! ;) I'm trying to lay low for a while. The costume you made for your cousin is ADORABLE!! You are so crafty and super talented! She looked so cute! Hope you're having a good week so far! Love you! <3

Shawn said...

I was beginning to think I was the only one in a funk....so glad to find out I'm not alone. Does that sound nasty? I dont mean for it to if it does.

Anyway, the costume is precious! I wish I had a Xazmin to come to my rescue!

Sare said...

I seriously considered wearing something VERY similar this year!!! That's it! I'm doing it next year!!!

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

You're so fun! Great idea!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

Aw she looks fabulous! Great job. Can you come revamp some Halloween costume for my daughter? :)

jennykate77 said...

Um...missing you over here...BIG time!!

Hope you're having a great week!♥

Vivienne said...

I didn't have much rhythm to start with, and as I get older it gets worse.
:)
Cute costume!!