Published: June 22nd 2008June 19th 2008
First Mustache Removal
Getting ready for the big event. Kaijah decided she would brave depilatory for the first time! She was a champ - although when we did her legs and painted toes and fingernails, she kept screaming, "Ooowww, beauty is pain! Beauty is pain!"
Here are some photos from Kaijah's Jazz Recital. The show was called 'Traffic Designer"...no idea why but artsy folks can be bizarre....The first half of the show was essentially a recital and the second half was a professional dance troupe. It was kind of a nice way of doing things. Kaijah looked amazing and did an incredible job! I think she is a natural on stage! She was the only one with "Toubab" enough parents I guess because she was the only one who got flowers. Her dance mates were blown away by her hair. Her dance was second so she got to sit with us and watch the rest of the show afterwards.
After a particularly fun hip-hop number Keagan said, “That was awesome; I wish that dance would never end.” Then, the classical music started and he said in a very sarcastic, yet monotone voice, “Oh, yea….more ballet!”
There was a Michael Jackson number of course, and about half way through that Kaijah leaned over to me and said, “Mama, I don’t really understand why they all keep grabbing their privates!” Later she said, “You know Mama, if you are a Christian, this type of dancing could
Mame Kollie put orange mesh in Kaijah's hair. I stayed up until 2 a.m. curling it with a curling iron! The things we do for our children that they will never understand or fully appreciate...when you're 40, you need your beauty rest more than you do when you are 20!
really be a problem for you; in fact, I have a real problem with this!” YOU GO GOOD GIRL!!! Now, if only I can hear that from her lips when she is 15!
Friday at dinner, Kaijah just stared at her flowers and finally said, “Every time I look at my flowers I just feel so happy inside!”
There are more photos below