Friday, July 31, 2015

Ballerinas and Fig Picking

Today we woke up early to go to Winnie's dance class. She looks forward to it all week. She loves dancing and loves her teachers Aunt Abby and Aunt Jennifer (my sisters in law own a dance studio.)

One of my favorite things about her dance class is that she gets to see lots of family, aunts, grandmas and cousins while there.

I also love the teaching style where it isn't the Olympics and they aren't put down or pitted against each other, they are there to have fun and to learn to follow instructions and to foster their imaginations and express themselves. They dance to real music and they love it.

It has increased her confidence so much. She KNOWS she is a good dancer, which may or may not be founded in reality, but her first class, she learned what she was supposed to learn and succeeded and I think that is so important in a first learning experience.

Another upside is that I get to watch 2,346,789,000,000 dance shows a week with 45,678,900,000 different costumes.

When we got home from dance class we did some fig picking. These cute Levi shorts and Baby GAP tank top are both from ThredUp! You can check out their Raise a Hand for Teachers Program here. Just another reason why I love buying from them.

There were a bunch of ripe ones.

A freckly fig for a freckly boy.

Then we decided to make Fig Jam!

It was delish! 

I didn't take a picture, but fig jam is AMAZING with french bread and Brie cheese!!! So good!!!

It was a good day. It was a nice treat to have fruit from the new house so soon after moving in and enough to make jam for us and Grandma too!

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