Despite my little lady declaring a month or so ago that she no longer wanted to carry on dancing and that she would much rather start football(!?!??!), she did carry on and this week it all came together for her as she took part in Expressions Theatre Arts annual show at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon.
She had rehearsals every day and Thursday night was the first night where Lee and Barbara went to see her, coming home totally amazed by the show.
I went Friday night, Mum went Saturday afternoon and I sneaked in at the interval of the last show Saturday night.
Cassandra was in two numbers and the finale. This was her "Modern" outfit
and this was her "Tap" outfit (her favourite).
When I collected her from the stage door after the last show, I presented her with a bouquet of flowers, a balloon, gift and card to congratulate her on such wonderful performances.
It was a great experience, although she has said she doesn't want to do it again :(
Guess I better dig out an arsenal kit of Nicholas' that will fit her for when she starts football training!
I've got a thing about colours at the mo. and over on "Show us Your Stuff" they have Moodboard challenge going on this month - green being their chosen colour..
I'm not a huge fan of the colour green, but I found these photos of the kids fitted really well and I'm quite pleased with my resulting double page layout. My required "handmade" embelli is the bunting in the top left hand corner and the pink heart in the centre tied with string. Please feel free to click on the actual photo below to take a closer look.
Couldn't quite top last years' bash, so this year, I opted for a lovely bacon sarnie in bed courtesy of Lee and the kids with some amazing gifts. Then it was time to go over and support Nicholas in his football match - whilst being very excited when he came on and scored a goal for the team!
Mum came over when we got back and after the smelly two boys got showered, we went for dinner to "The Lodge" in South Woodham Ferrers" - a really nice place with a small play area outside for the kids which they enjoyed what with it being the best sunny day of the year so far!
Alexander managed to get hold of my camera and the budding photographer managed to snap this one of me by the pond... he's getting better!
Then it was on to Riverside Ice and Leisure for a session of real iceskating. Everyone (including Lee) did brilliantly and considering the kids had never skated on ice before, only came home with a few bruises!
Thank you for all my cards, 8 vases full of flowers and gifts. It was a good birthday.
I'm married to a wonderful guy called Lee and we have two gorgeous boys - Alexander & Nicholas and a beautiful daughter Cassandra. I run my own secretarial business, I'm currently taking an OU Criminology and Psychological Studies degree and I'm also a very proud Beaver Scouts Assistant Leader. I like to keep busy and one of my favourite hobbies is scrapbooking..