This past weekend was Colin and Kailey's dance recital and we were so proud of both of them! It was so much fun watching both of them up on stage together and dancing to one of our favorite songs (Can't Stop the Feeling). This was Kailey's third recital and Colin's second and it was a much talked about event in our house in the weeks leading up to it.
Kailey started dance several years ago when she was 3 and that year we were able to bring her alone without having to bring Colin with us. However, when we signed her the next year, the time was such that I was going to be the one who had to bring her (along with Colin and Cody). In the beginning it was a struggle trying to keep Colin out of the room and then eventually I got him to a point where he would just stand in the doorway and watch. He has always loved music and dancing and so it was a bit of a tease for him to be there but not be able to participate. One day in November, Kailey's teacher Mr. Richard turned to Colin and asked him if he wanted to join the group. I was a little hesitant at first because I wasn't sure how well he would follow the directions and stay with the group at that time, but he pleasantly surprised me so much that Mr. Richard asked Colin to permanently join and he's loved it ever since.
I have always been so incredibly grateful for that moment; for Colin being welcomed into the dance class so that he could do something with his sister that he really enjoyed.
And so, dance has been one of our activities that we have been happy to have the two of them participate in and one that they both have enjoyed.
It was another fun recital watching these two perform with their friends on stage! And without further adieu, the videos! Both of the recital videos were taken from someone else who was focusing on their own children; I can't stop watching!