So I owe y'all a play review and some photos...
Remember how I said that Elegant was chosen to hand out programs? As Pete and I were walking up to school yesterday, I remarked that I was certain our girl was watching for us. Not one second later we heard, "Hi Mommy and Daddy!" and out she came:
You can definitely see the purple footwear in that photo.
And then she did her job and handed me a program...
... followed by handing one to Pete, who thought he'd sneak in a quick smooch too:
We went into the auditorium and Elegant asked us to sit near the door, as that's where she would be coming in and was also near her spot on the stage. Soon thereafter, the actors arrived:
And now for some bad news. Some dumb ass (me) forgot to charge the camera batteries and it was at this precise moment in the action that the camera crapped out. I'm truly sorry.
I'm not going to take you through the entire play ("Tiki Tiki Tembo"), but will tell you it was so much better than the Greek tragedy the third graders did last fall, which was so boring that Pete and I didn't even bother to pay attention. Yes, we are lame parents.
An important thing to know about Elegant: She gets stage fright. I'm not kidding. One would think that she would be a natural in front of an audience, but it's actually quite the opposite. She freezes. Completely and totally. She loves the arts, she loves plays, she loves music. She does not however like to be in front of crowds. So she was there on the stage yesterday, but not really getting into the singing and dancing.
The play itself was very entertaining. Nice music, enthusiastic acting, and even a cute ribbon dance at the end. All in all, a lovely 30 minutes.