Mae went back to dance classes after a break for the summer. Week one was very exciting for her! This year she is taking two classes! Ballet, tap, and jazz as one class and another to help in strengthen technique and flexibility and brush up on terms and whatnot.

That last photo up there is of her watching Leap before her first class! Gettin’er pumped – as if she needed help…

Rae totally loves Leap, too. She was smiling a second before, honest.

Sometimes Rae and I (and so far, Zack) shop for groceries. Sometimes Rae and I sit at the studio and read / watch Netflix on my phone while Zack grocery shops.

We bring Mae supper between classes (very exciting!). She chose Sonic for her first night because that is what the “big girls” eat during their supper breaks. So sweet.

Sometimes we’re hungry before class and eat on the way, so then she’ll get a snack between classes. Junk food. Oh boy. They’re in heaven.

On gymnastics night, we go somewhere and sit and talk for an hour or so. On this particular night, we brought peanut butter sandwiches to eat before class and stopped by Panera for desserts (homemade junk food. Ha.) and tea.

With all of the going back and forth (their lessons are around a half an hour drive one way), there is plenty of downtime. So far we listen to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and various kid’s podcasts in the car and talk about all manner of things. It’s pretty terrific.

Having her sister with her this year has been better for Rae. She’s sticking with it this time around. No ifs or ands. They’re both killin’ it – and hopefully making friends in the process.

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