Thursday, March 7, 2013

First Grade Dance Performance

Happy smiles after a successful dance performance.

My daughters have had many wonderful teachers over the past few years, but one of our favorites is Arianna's first grade teacher this year (Selah had her last year).  She is a very organized, skilled, caring, and compassionate teacher, and she also incorporates art, music, and exercise into the class activities, too.  One of the activities she does with her class each year and several times during the school year is a dance and singing performance.  The kids put on a beautiful costumes purchased in Mexico with funds from the Parent Teacher Club and dance traditional Mexican dances.  It is quite amazing to see a while class full of 1st graders dancing these traditional dances with all the right steps and rhythm.  I'm so thankful that my daughters have this opportunity.

A gift from her Abuelo to buy a treat.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Beware of Your Shoes

It may seem like a cliché to say that puppies like chewing on shoes and shoe laces, but I can tell you it is not.  I really don't know what the fascination of shoes is for dogs, but I'm starting to think it has something to do with the fact that shoes get smelly very easily.  And, dogs love interesting smells.  Also, the laces are an excellent puppy chew toy for their tiny teeth.  Nonetheless, it is pretty fun and funny to watch.