Mikayla is continuing on with ballet, and absolutely loves it. She entered her first "technical" ballet class at the start of the fall, and has done extremely well with the added expectations. Prior to this, she has always been in some type of "intro" or "creative" ballet class... where the emphasis is more on having fun. In the class she's in now, it's more of a balance between really starting to master the technical elements of ballet, while having fun and enjoying it as an art form (and as a form of worship, as she takes ballet at a Christian arts school). Her school had their big winter recital in December, and she danced to "Sleigh Ride." She did a great job and I even caught some video footage of it (GO HERE) if you care to see for yourself :) Way to rock it Mikayla, you are our beautiful princess!!!
I also wanted to share a couple cute pictures of the kids dressed as pilgrims from their school Thanksgiving play. They each had speaking parts, and did a fantastic job!! After the play, they enjoyed a "feast" with their classmates, and wrote down things they are thankful for...
"I am thankful for Jesus because he died on the cross for our sins." -Eli
"I am thankful for food and having enough money." -Mikayla
And speaking of thankful, I am thankful for these two beautiful children God has given me, and for the ways they are growing in their talents and abilities. I pray that they will continue to use the gifts God has given each of them to bless others and to honor God!