September 19, 2011


We survived dance groups day yesterday. The girls did an amazing job and Miss D felt really good! No high temps and plenty of energy.

Day one of solos today with a break tommorrow and solos every day until Saturday.

It's always such a relief when groups day is over. It's alot of preparation leading up to the event, but it's all worth it when the girls dance on stage.

They placed really well including a first, two seconds and a fourth.

They are a lovely group of girls and they all get along so well.

And I love the fact that the mums help each other when dressing and pinning the girls into the costumes, lending a hand when needed.

With quick costume changes, things can get very chaotic...but this is all a part of the day.

We had an afternoon at home today, catching up on a few things.

The smoky hazy is really annoying me (everyone).

Just look at our driveway at 5pm........


Fiona said...

Really enjoyed your 'My Country' post ... I really 'get' what you're saying. It's a great place to raise a family.
All the best with the dancing and hope the smoke clears soon (been fires up here too, everybody gets a little carried away after early rain).

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks Fiona, I agree, everyone is excited about burning off but they are all doing it at the same time..and it's bedlam!!!

sevencherubs said...

So glad everything is going well and we even have smoke over Brisbane. Must be so much worse where you are. So hard to get the washing done! Thinking of you. N x

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

The smoke when burning off is horrendous, hope you get a break soon.
How does the washing go ?
Glad your girls dance groups went well.

Kirsty said...

We have had lots of smoke and fires around our place as well, its frustrating when the weather is so nice but with all the smoke in the air, it makes the clothes all smoky!!

LisaW said...

I hate the smoke and smell from burning off too! It permiates everything!!

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Naomi I think it is all over Qld really, something about the atmosphere and the smoke being trapped or something...

@ Trish we are using our dryer alot. So much so that there are webs on the clothesline.

@ Kirsty my husband said the same would be a great day and so clear if not for the smoke!

@ Lisa even our water tastes smoky!

Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots said...

Hopefully the smoke and haze clear up soon. The dancing sounds like a fun thing to be a part of

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

Glad it all worked out. The burning off smoke is horrible. We used to get it bad at a house we used to live in.

Tara @ Mum-ments said...

Hope that stinky smoke clears soon hun!
And well done to the little dancers sounds like lots of fun

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Kate the dancing is so much fun, alot of preparation but it's worth it!

@ Tina, everyone is doing it at the same time. It's driving me nuts.

@ Tara thank you, they danced beautifully x