This opened up a whole new world for me.
Along with the record player I also received Elvis Aloha from Hawaii (Via Satellite)!, Shawn "Do Run Run" Cassidy and...er, Van Halen.
My mom mistakenly thought they were another band so I was introduced to harder rock and roll along with David Lee Roth at a young age. I never listened to the whole album much since I was into Elvis (I know, don't judge me) and Shaun at the time, but I do remember listening to Dance the Night Away occasionally. (Semi-related tangent: I later had an ABBA album and to this day when I listen to Does Your Mother Know That You're Out? I can hear where the record skipped in my head.)
Annelise danced the night away last weekend at her recital. Well, after a day at the pool and a restorative nap.Since we spent the day before the recital in Galveston's surf, sand and sun we were all a little sunburned, but only one of us had to dress up in a scratchy sleeved leotard. Bless her heart, we coated her in aloe vera gel, waited until the very last possible moment to pull the leotard up onto her shoulders, sprinkled baby powder and I even teetered precariously into Scary Pageant Mom territory by
I am a bad wife. B-A-D bad.
I gave up hunting for Scott and sat down with them since the show was about to start.
Who did I see at Intermission with smoke emitting from his ears? Who had been saving seats in the nosebleed third balcony and ended up sitting by himself? I don't know, could it have been Scott?
Like I said, I am bad. Like Michael Jackson bad.
Annelise's routines were all in the first act then she joined us to watch the second act. Pappo and grandma gave our little star some roses which was very sweet.I know this next picture is hideously blurry, but it illustrates how Annelise spent the next hour and a half on the edge of her seat watching all the older girls dance. Can you say transfixed?
The show was finally over around 10:30 and we took our little cave girl and her roses to IHOP (we managed to convince her to leave her roses in the car) for a late, late dinner.
Because I know very few things are more fun than watching other people's children perform at recitals here are the videos of Annelise's performance. First up is her ballet routine:
Followed by her tap dance:
And before your eyes completely glaze over and you start babbling incoherently, here's her final number, her jazz dance.
Other than the fact that Annelise got a little crowded out at the edge of the stage (cue Scary Pageant Mom to rant and rave, nah, I didn't) and Scott didn't talk to me for a good long while, it was still a great evening. And there were pancakes.