Friday, May 22, 2015

Summer Tenleigh - Ballet Recital and First Soccer Game

Summer has been asking to do ballet for a year!  When the opportunity came up to take a 6 week community ed ballet class this spring, it was the perfect opportunity to say "yes" :).  Summer loved every minute and was so excited for her recital.  Her exuberance and love for the stage make her very fun to watch.  She even surprised everyone at the end of the recital by serenading her teacher with a self-written solo thank-you song - (too bad I already had the video camera turned off!).  She cracks me up!  I love her confidence!

Here are a few pictures (Thank you Grandma Kirkwood!):

Ms. Paula was seriously AMAZING and so full of energy!  You could tell she LOVES doing what she does.

Sisters :)

Colton wanted to join the picture!

Colton did a great job during each of Summer's classes and her recital.  He packed a suitcase full of cars and his car mat and played quietly the whole 45 minutes each class.  I was SO proud of him!

Larkyn enjoyed watching all the movement and music and dressed up in her ballet tutu to support her sister ;)
Summer's recital was 45 minutes long, so I condensed it into 5 minutes worth of clips...Here is the video:


Summer has also been LOVING soccer.  She is all smiles for this as well, and is ecstatic that her Daddy is her coach!  The field is her stage in this case, and she loves it when Grandma Kirkwood comes to watch her games!  She is #4 on the blue team.  The first scrimmages and game, I would describe her as the cheerleader and team nurse, as she loved shouting encouragement to her team as well as stopping to make sure everyone who tripped was ok :).  Her strength is definitely her energy as she runs full speed the whole time!  Each time, however, she is getting better at learning the game.  She is starting to learn it is ok to take the ball from the other team.  Her two best game moments so far are, offensively, when she had a breakaway and ran down the field dribbling the ball all by herself and almost scored a goal in game number 1.  The second was, in a defensive move, when she kicked the ball away from a kid on the other team who was about to score a goal in game number 2..  For the most part, however, she stays with the ball, running constantly, and touches it sometimes :).  I am most proud of her great attitude, her smile, and her kindness toward her brother, and all on her own sharing her special team soccer snacks with him.  Melted my heart :).

Here is a few video clips of her playing soccer (sorry the sound isn't working, but that is ok you can still watch blue #4 with the blond ponytail ;)


Kristin Bjorklund said...

Oh my haha she is too funny at her dance recital. What a little goof ball! =) I love the pic of the two girls in their tutus. =)

Kristin Bjorklund said...

Oh my haha she is too funny at her dance recital. What a little goof ball! =) I love the pic of the two girls in their tutus. =)

Jill said...

Aw, even though I was at the ballet recital, I still teared up watching the video. It was so sweet and Summer just oozes joy and confidence. And, it's also been a blast to be at the soccer games. Summer runs her heart out with a big smile during the whole game. So blessed to be a part of your lives.

The Baum Family said...

She's such a performer! So fun to watch!

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