Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

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Today was quite the day in our house.  We had not one, but two performances to attend.  First, La Nina appeared in her third Nutcracker.  This year she was again a Gingerbread.  Poor La Nina...since this is her second year and because we were so busy today, we completely forgot to snap a picture of her in her Gingerbread outfit.  So, I'm putting in this picture of her.  It was taken last weekend at her dance competition.  She's wearing her competition costume and it characterizes how her day went.  She got up on stage and just nailed her gingerbread dance.  She loves performing.  We were so proud of our little Gingerbread today.  

After a quick lunch and change of clothes, we were off to Maggie's piano 
recital.  She gets very nervous before each recital.  And today was extra tough.  She was up first.  She was slated to play two pieces.  The first went off without a hitch, but there was a communication problem on the second piece.  She practiced a left handed piece all week, but her teacher thought she was playing an easier piece.  So, poor Maggie.  It took a couple of false starts to get her second piece going.  She did fine, but it was unrehearsed.  And she was devastated by the false starts.  In reality, she did an amazing job, playing a surprise piece cold.   And as I told her, it doesn't matter if you're perfect when everything goes as expected, it's how you react to the unexpected that is the measure of a person.  And she measured very tall today.  


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