Monday, March 3, 2008

Westridge Music Festival...

Westridge Elementary had their Annual Spring (although I am not sure this weather qualifies...) Music Festival, titled "Just Believe It!", last week. Kaden is in the 2nd Grade, so he remembered last year and was so excited to have us come and watch him perform. Here he is with his teacher Miss Giles, the BEST teacher EVER! (He just LOVES her!)

Each student made a Paper-Doll to represent themself. Kade and I had a blast making his! Trevan reassurred us when he said, "Oh my heck! It looks just like you, Kade!" (Phew! That was sort of the idea...)
...Note the glitter-glue we used to do the stripes on his shoes... yes... THIS was the project we had just finished before the afore mentioned "Daynen and the Glitter-Glue" Fiasco (see post below!).

Anyway, each Class then made a Poster out of their Paper-Dolls. Here is the one completed by Miss Giles' Class... Cute! Kade was so proud (...but a little annoyed that he was holding hands with a girl)!

Well, before you critique the pics from the Program, I need to give a quick explanation...

Somehow I misunderstood the flier that the School sent home saying that the Classrooms wouldn't be unlocked (for the Students to await their Grade's turn) until 6:45, and thought it meant that the SCHOOL wouldn't be unlocked until 6:45... so we showed up at 6:45... sharp... and the entire Auditorium was PACKED! BLAST! (I HATE having crappy seats!) To make it worse, I was so confident we'd have good seats that I'd only taken my tiny Point-and-shoot camera... soooo, anyway, sorry for the LOUSY pics. (Trust me, the seats were worse! I actually snuck up front next to a friend during the 2nd Grade songs to even get anything THIS decent!)

...Also, understand Kaden was on the far-right of the stage and I was on the far-left corner of the room, so we couldn't have been much farther apart... Darn... I'm camping out for better seats next year for sure! (Either that or I'm packing my BIG camera and my entire arsenal of wide-aperture telephoto lenses!)

Do you think Elelmentary School principals accept bribery... or rather "gifts"... "gifts that assure preferential seating" at all school functions and events? Maybe I'll give that a shot...

I tried to video a bit of the singing, but did a terrible job from where I was and how far zoomed in I had to be. (So if you get motion sick, you may not want to even attempt trying to watch it!)

The 2nd Grade sang "You're a Hero" and "Don't Give Up" and then joined with the whole student body at the end singing the theme song "Just Believe"

Oh, well! We went, we enjoyed, Kaden sang his little heart out and was so excited to have us come watch him, so no harm done! I'll just have to do better on the photos/video next year... I think I'll hire someone... ... anyone know a good professional? :)


MiNdY said...

HaHa! You are hilarious Sara. They turned out fine and I guess be happy you remembered a camera period right?
And way to go Kade! Youre such a stud.. and look so absolutely handsome! Thats so great you like your teacher so much!

Jane said...

Kaden's little dude is SO perfect! You seriously have to keep it forever... frame it next to a picture of him or something!