... of this year's DanceChicago that is (well... at least for Clara).
Here she is dressed and ready for the show...... and a little pre-show rehearsal...
and finally, a shot with her flowers in the lobby as we snuck out during intermission...
She was so tired... she just wanted to go home. It didn't help matters that instead of having the girls wait for their parents in the lobby like last week.... they took them straight up to sit in the balcony. See... they issue all of the performers free tickets. Last week they used their tickets to get in but once they were in, they met up with their parents and then sat with their parents. This week, they took the kids straight to their "assigned" seats on their tickets, which were up in the balcony. Most of the girls didn't stay for this week's show.... so that left just Clara and two of her friends (also first graders) sitting up in the balcony alone for the rest of the first half of the show. They were not pleased with this arrangement. They did really well, but they were very concerned that things didn't go as they had the week before. Oh well.... it all turned out fine... but I'm sure that whole situation added to Clara's desire to leave at intermission. She was just "done".
We stopped at a restaurant on our way home for some appetizers and then went on home. We put up most of our Christmas decorations this afternoon. Alex was like a little Christmas elf on red bull... my goodness! He was going a mile a minute. He had even made a checklist for us to follow. I have photos... but they'll have to wait until tomorrow.
Okay... I'm tired... so I'm heading to bed!