Maletch was invited to perform (dance) at the 21st annual Festival of Lights! He was so excited to do it, and we were so excited to watch him! He was supposed to perform the Breakdancing routine that he performed in recital- and he was supposed to perform it SOLO!
Funny, John and I were a little worried he might get nervous, maybe freeze up and forget the moves (since he is used to dancing in a group) and it is much easier to remember when you can look at other dancers for cues. Not only did he nail his dance-- when his routine was over- he stayed on stage and started dancing freestyle!
We think he was unsure if he was supposed to be done or not- like "should I just walk off the stage now?" so like a little pro, when you are unsure of anything on stage- you keep dancing- and that is exactly what he did!!
Poor kid just kept going and going, unsure of how to exit, so they finally sent the next dancer on stage to take over (and let him know he could exit the stage)- hehe- it was so cute!
Great job Maletch!!
The Festival of Lights is super amazing and takes up the entire downtown area of the city- they have everything from Santa's Workshop, to an outdoor Ice-Skating Rink! They also had beautiful horse drawn carriages all lit up in Christmas lights that people could ride around the city!
The stage was right next to the ice rink so after he performed for a very large audience, we enjoyed the rest of our day at the festival! What a fun day!
I will post a video soon!
Monday, December 9, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Maletch at bat!
Watching T-Ball is just so dang funny! Most of the kids have no idea about the rules of baseball, and basically they do what they are told the best they can.
One time Maletch hit the ball, but he forgot to run. He stood there watching where his ball went, hehe. The coach said, "Run to first." On his first day, he ran to third, hehe. By his second day, he knew where to run, but the kid that was already on first didn't run to second- so then there were two kids on first- haha.
Later same practice, Maletch was on second base, a batter hit and Maletch watched the action (while he hung out on second) even though another runner ran to second, and then they both shared the base and were talking (both kids had one foot on the base and were just talking and hanging out)- hehe! It seemed like there were always 2 kids sharing a base until the coach would tell whichever one to run to the next base! Watching T-Ball gives a new meaning to that old "Who's on first" joke :)
During that same practice, the coach told another kid, "run to home" - and the kid ran to the dugout- haha! I love T-Ball!
Sariah loves watching her brother play baseball, she is usually hanging in the dugout, talking to Maletch and the other kids through the fence (especially when he is in line to bat).
Sometimes when he's out in the field, she climbs up the bleachers to watch for a few minutes.