New Dance Camp Videos

My phone ran out of memory while I was recording my daughter’s summer camp recital. When I realized that I missed the last 2 songs of the medley, I approached a kind looking man with a video camera and exchanged email addresses, hoping he might send me his footage. He did and it is way better quality than what I had anyway. Here are the 2 videos. (Because he was recording to capture his daughter, he left out the tap number in between these 2 segments)

More Cake Pops

After our initial success with the Kirby cake pops, my daughter wanted to make more. While we were browsing webpages looking at supplies, I found a cake pop/ donut hole machine for under $20. It seemed worth a try. It cuts out heating up the big oven and means that the cake pop has a cupcake middle instead of cake and icing which was pretty doughy and super sweet.

I tried it out first with GF muffin mix as a surprise for our Tuesday Tea Time. It worked perfectly. They came out nice and round and were quickly devoured!

My daughter and I decided to try making chocolate ones for a 4th of July party.

People gave us compliments on them 🙂


My kids rode on a school bus for the first time last night…to see the local fireworks 🙂

We listened to a brass band for a bit and watched folks playing with light sticks before the fireworks began. We also munched on the popcorn and peanuts we brought.

The fireworks themselves were pretty darn cool. There were a bunch of shapes I had never seen before… Spirals, stars, circles, Pokeballs, even a cube! We had a good time.

Dance Camp

My daughter attended dance camp last week. For the final day, they put together a dance medley. I think the girls accomplished quite a bit in 4 days! Unfortunately… My phone ran out if memory while I was recording, so I missed her last two songs.

Here she is ready for camp each day:

She loved packing a lunch each day and getting to eat with the other girls.

She also liked waking up earlier.