Friday, March 30, 2012

A Year of Firsts...

This past year has been a big year for Kerrigan...and for Jared and I as first time parents to a "big kid"
In August, she started going to Joy School and dance class. Not gonna lie, the kid thinks she is pretty hot stuff with all her big girl activities. I tend to agree.
In January she started going to Primary. We are still working on selling her on the idea that Primary is cooler than playing with toys in nursery. When we tell her it's time to get ready for church, she usually says, "I don't like's too big". I think she means too long. To be honest there are some Sundays that I {again} tend to agree :)
I don't think it helps that we aren't in the same ward as her Joy School buddies anymore, but she is definitely warming up.
In every ward there is "that kid" who wanders and twirls around in the front of the room during Sharing Time. I am proud to announce that this year, "that kid" belongs to me...ok, maybe not proud, but it does make me giggle.
In January she had her first dance recital. It was probably the best 90 seconds of my life. Kerrigan is a bit of a free spirit- and let's just say it definitely showed on stage.
I wish I could get the video to load, but it's just not happening. I will just tell you the 2 highlights for me as a parent: at one point she started messing with her in pulled it super high, and then started pulling it down, a little too far down. Jared and I were DYING, positive that our kid was about to take "Fly Away Little Butterfly" to a new level. At the last second, she decided to keep her costume on.
Then at the end, all the girls start exiting stage left. My child starts exiting, back? She got halfway to the back, and realized she was going the wrong way so ran back to her fellow butterflies with the cheesiest smile I have ever seen on her face.
She is my child. I just don't know what else to say.

1 comment:

Merry said...

How funny! She is a cute girl!