Weekend Shenanigans

Well, we survived our first dance recital!!! Even though this was Zoe’s second year of dance, this was her first recital. She did so well, I am so proud of her!!! Being a dance mom can be….intense. Between running her back and forth between the concert hall where they were preforming and the backstage area where the dressing rooms were at the right times and all that was a bit much! I got over 12,000 steps in that day, and didn’t do much besides recital!

Zoe and her friends were adorable in their outfits. Her class was part of a scene of a storybook, so they were Little Miss Muffet for their ballet number. For tap, they danced to Rock-a-Bye Baby and had the cutest purple sparkly outfits. They girls were so sweet backstage, holding hands, hugging each other, wanting to have their pictures taken together. The moms in our class are all so nice too. One of my friends made a comment about how all of us sounded so awful and mean while we were actually dressing the girls and doing their makeup and such. Sorry for the things I said in the dressing room! Haha! But it was such a great experience, Zoe had so much fun. She really loved watching the older girls preform between her numbers too. She cant wait to be able to dance like that. (Our studio is from ages 2.5-20.)

Before the recital, we met my mom and sister in Uptown to have dinner. We tried to eat at Southern Kitchen, but the wait was too long….so we ended up at Your Pie. It was pretty good. I ordered a peaches and prosciutto pizza. It had ricotta cheese as its base, and a delicious balsamic glaze drizzled on top.

We had ordered Zoe a bouquet of roses to give her after her performance, and our recital fee comes with a program….so that will be a nice keepsake for her to look back on. I am hoping that she ends up with at least a few of the same girls in her class next year. They all do so well together.

Sunday was a rainy day, so we spent most of it at home. Zoe and I hung around and played in her room for awhile. We went on a car ride, and decided to eat lunch at one of our favorite Mexican spots, La Cazuela. They seriously have the BEST street tacos. Their queso is also the best around. Zoe was so excited to go there, she had told us earlier that she was wanting tacos. Girlfriend cleared her plate.

That is really all there was to our weekend. Zoe and I did some grocery shopping at Target last night to prepare for the week. Is anyone else tired of meal planning, cooking and doing dishes? Ugh! It was so nice to eat out twice this weekend and not worry about it for those two meals. Coming up constantly with fun things to eat and stay relatively healthy (minus the times we ate out) is so exhausting. I poured over three cookbooks yesterday afternoon, and nothing was popping out at me.

It is supposed to rain pretty much all week. Ugh! Our grass needs it though. We haven’t joined the library in our town since we moved. I am still a member of our old city one. I am thinking about trying to take Zoe one day this week to sign up and let her pick out some books. I think it would be a great summer activity with her since she is home with me. Our local candy store is doing summer reading themed candy boxes right now too! They had a Hungry Hungry Caterpillar, Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter box so far. I definitely want to incorporate some of our reading with what they are doing to make it extra special for her. With all that, and summer dance starting in a few weeks…at least she will have some fun stuff to do! We also have her signed up for one week of camp this summer. It is just a few hours for 4 days, but she is really excited about it. Do you have any fun summer plans or trips coming up?

Linking up here. Have a great week!

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  • Reply laura June 7, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Shut up – those girls look so darn cute! And I LOOOVE that pic of just you and Z! So sweet. I’ve been following Skybear and their literary chocolate – that Wizard of Oz chocolate looks amazing!! And so do those street tacos!

  • Reply Kelly June 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I feel you on the meal planning! That’s always the worst — when I’m tired of eating the same thing week to week, but I can’t find any new recipes I want to try. I’ve started bookmarking different recipes as I come across them and saving them for days I don’t know what else to make!

  • Reply Biana June 7, 2021 at 11:41 am

    What a sweet day!! She looked so adorable in her outfits!! Dance recitals are intense for everyone involved LOL!

  • Reply Lauren June 7, 2021 at 11:42 am

    We got a decent amount of rain this weekend, but it’s the first rain in over a MONTH, so I’m here for it!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer June 7, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    They all look adorable – love her in that purple! And love the family pic of you guys! What a neat idea to do book-themed candy boxes!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag June 7, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Aw, I’m glad Zoe’s first recital went well. Her costumes are so cute!!

    I love the idea of the Summer Reading themed candy boxes. That is so cute…I wonder if I could replicate some for a future gift for my nieces or nephew. They do like reading, and candy is always a plus.


  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent June 7, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Yes – I HATE meal planning & all that comes with dirtying up a kitchen. The struggle is so real.
    I honestly cant with all those little girls in those purple ruffles. For someone who has been quarantined away awhile in 2020, Zoe sure is a little social bug, isn’t she? I love that about her! Such personality

  • Reply Kate June 7, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    I can’t get over how adorable these photos are! YAY Zoe! And all that food looks amazing, totally craving tacos now <3

  • Reply Joanne June 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Those dance recital photos are so sweet!

  • Reply Lovely June 8, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I’m glad Zoe’s dance recital went well. The girls look so cute, and these pictures are adorable!

  • Reply Ashley June 9, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Awww! Love the sparkly purple costumes and her ballet costume is so darling! I danced and taught for a long, long time! I miss it. Recitals were so fun for all the girls!

  • Reply SMD June 10, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    So over cooking and buying food and all of it.

    I love the light up sign so much. Great recital pics!

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