John recently performed in his first dance recital and LOVED it!!
Last May, the boys and I went to my nieces dress rehearsal for their dance recital and as soon as it was over, John began to ask, "Mommy-a, John dance? You and Ryan and Daddy come watch?" - he'd only been here three months at that point - and I said, "Let Mommy look into it," thinking, oh, he'll just forget about it. Little did I realize how John is wired! The child NEVER forgets anything! SO each time we would drive by the theatre where the girls performed, John would ask, "Mommy-a, you still looking it me taking dance and perform and everyone come watch me!?" So this past fall, I found a program offered through our local park district - 30 weeks of class ending with a recital, dance costume, dance t-shirt, and dance performance DVD, all very reasonably priced and affordable for us. So we signed him up for Pre Jazz!
And to say John loved the experience would be an understatement.
Here are some posed pictures of his performance piece - they danced to Born to Be Wild by Steppenwolf.
Intro music - air guitar: playing drums:
'Yeah, darling gonna make it happen. Take the world in a love embrace' - grapevine:
'Racing in the wind, and the feeling that I'm under' - step and clap:
'Born to be wild' - spin around with arms: And the ultimate attitude dance pose!
That is what I heard one morning as I was checking the emails. I turned to see this: Ryan had gotten out his fake moustache, a prize from the dentist office. While a bit freaky, it certainly did crack me up!
I live in a small town in northern Illinois, half way between Chicago and Milwaukee. I am a child of God, wife, Mom to 3 beautiful boys born in Africa (2 home since 2010, one still waiting for), and child care provider.
As a family we love camping, going on adventures (and most of life is an adventure!), being with friends and family, and our sports teams - the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs.
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February 16, 2012 - THANK YOU Raykiewicz Family, Ms. Alison, Uncle Paul, Moore Family, Dave and Judy, and Nana!!
We are excited to launch our adoption fundraising efforts in a unique way - a puzzle fundraiser! (see above picture) We are asking pieces be "sponsored" for a donation of $2.00 a piece. Donations can be given directly to us or mailed to us at: Mike and Amy Vagnoni, 408 South Slusser Street, Grayslake, Illinois, 60030.