I know I've been a bit MIA lately, but I have a really good excuse! May was CRAZY for me as I had ballet practices back to back, end of school stuff, ballet performance, mom's visit, mom's b-day, Akemi's b-day, Cultural Camp (watch for my next post), and finally the Big Island Taiko Festival 2013. PHEW! Not that I've been participating in all of these events, but coordinating amongst the fam was a bit hectic.
So I'm finally able to share some family stuff with you... If you are looking for some crafty stuff, you might want to skip this post.
This was a record-breaking year for the number of people that came to see Akemi at this year's The Wizard of Oz performance by Island Dance Academy. Her BFF's and their family came to watch. Even their 2 year old baby brother enjoyed the performance!
Aunty Stef actually flew in and was able to make it to the performance too! It was the first time she saw Akemi dance.
Wow!!! Even Uncle Kyle came!
Uncle Kyle also brought Aunty Veronica too.
Here's one of Akemi's friends... I think they started ballet at the same time.
Ok just have to comment on their costumes.. They had a cuter one but had to change out of it to this "animal" costume. Still not sure what kind of "animal" they were supposed to be. The costume had animal print AND a tulle skirt, AND black feathers. Huh?
Anyway, I really love IDA's big productions that happen ever other year. It amazes me what can be done right here in Hilo! Those girls are so talented!!