Their class the week before the show was "sneak peek" week and parents, family and friends were invited to watch a practice run of their performance. Because this takes place during the week, there actually aren't that many spectators.
(Emily and Allie)
There's Anna doing a cartwheel.
Anna never says that she can't do something. She just does it.
I didn't take a ton of pictures during sneak peek or the actual big show because I wanted to pay attention to all three kids instead of trying to fire off pictures and missing out. Plus, it was somewhat difficult to take pictures from where I was sitting at the show and I didn't want to block views, etc.
Here are two of my three.
So I asked the girls which one they liked more - their dance recital or the gymnastics show. The gymnastics show won for two reasons:
- They can watch all the other kids' performances because they aren't stuck backstage.
- Everyone receives a medal at the end.
As I attempting to photograph the medals ceremony at the gymnastics show, I realized how badly I need a good zoom lens. I had switched to my 85mm. I probably should have brought my 105mm but I wasn't thinking when I packed my camera bag. Anyway, the problem wasn't so much my lens but the fact that the girls gave me exactly 2 seconds in which to take the photo. I'm a fairly fast photographer but I'm not that fast. Here's Anna.
Summer gymnastics classes don't begin for a few more weeks. Hard to believe but the girls are still in school due to snow days. Only a few days left!