The girls and I got to have a Girls' Night Out on the 23rd. The BYU Folk Dance Company came to perform. The owners of Lily's clogging school were members of the team when they were students years ago and they are still involved with the team now. One of them choreographed an amazing African routine that was part of the program that night. Before the show I took the girls out for frozen yogurt. They loved it. Annie ate so fast she got a serious ice cream head ache. She tried fixing it by blowing on her hands and then rubbing her hands on the top of her head. It didn't work, but it made us laugh.
the girls took their own "selfie"
Annie trying to fix her ice cream head ache
After the performance the girls found their favorite dancer, a red head, and we took a picture with her. This is what the pictures look like through the shattered lens. Lily and Annie loved the performance. I thought they would get tired of bored and want to leave at intermission. No way. It was an exciting program and was so beautifully done. Lily's favorites were an Indian (Eastern) style dance, a flamenco routine, and a Latvian dance with lots of jumping and spinning. Annie liked anything with pretty dresses. Her favorites were an Irish set with beautiful blue dresses and a mix of ballet and Irish step dancing and a Mexican dance with huge flowing white dresses. There was a meet and greet with the dancers after the show. Lily asked to stay so she could see the dancers. It is so wonderful to have BYU performers for her to look up to. Their language was clean and happy and they were so enthusiastic. They really made Lily feel special that night. She told me she wants to keep clogging so she can be on this team someday - atta girl!
On Friday night the girls wanted a family movie night in a fort. We haven't done that for a while. After finishing baths, the girls helped us construct the fort and make popcorn. Then we snuggled down for the movie. Mommy and Daddy ended up on the floor with all the pillows and blankets. By 8:30 we were ready for bed but the kids still wanted to stay up. It was a fun way to stay warm together on a winter night.
Jeremy and I are still going strong with our health and fitness challenge. I am down almost 8 pounds and Jeremy has lost 5. We're both making an effort to exercise more and make better food choices. We've got to be ready for Hawaii in 10 weeks!