Monday, June 10, 2013

Piper's Recital

The same day that we had all the million showings on our house, Piper had her big, end of year recital.  

This year was a little different for one reason: costume change.  

Piper has been dancing with Cindy's School of Dance for 3 years, and last year had 2 numbers in the show, but this year they did a costume change with it.  

Here is P in her first number's costume.  This was their tap routine that they performed with a doll and a stroller.  It was precious, but this routine was the one that made me the most nervous.  See, my tiny dancer just does not like, nor does she excel, in tap.  She's a ballet/jazz kind of girl, but there were no offerings for a ballet/jazz combo class for 4 year olds.  At this stage, you take the class that your age puts you in.  If we were to stay with Cindy's, we would move up to the 5 year old jazz class next year.

Here's P in her second costume, the one she wore for her jazz number.  She loved this number and really does so well in this form of dance.  The little girl in the photo with her is my dear friend's little girl, Kaylie.  These two are about 2 years apart in age, but are inseparable. Kaylie looks up to Piper in so many ways and just had to come to her recital!

As always, the whole crew came, but Caleb was especially proud of his sister.  I love these little jokesters so much!

There has been much talk in our house about whether P will continue in dance after we move to Houston.  However, after performing on stage at her recital, she's now saying that she wants to continue.  So, I have to work on finding a good dance school once we get there and get her signed up.  **Side note: We go through this indecision every year, as P talks about wanting to pursue gymnastics.  I'm not 100% ok with her doing gymnastics because of the wear and tear on her little body, but I would be ok with her trying it.  I always breath a sigh of relief when she circles back around to dance.**

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Our House

For the past few weeks, we've been working so hard around the house to get it ready for showings.  Last week, I finished up everything in the house that needed to be done, photos were taken on Thursday and we officially hit MLS on Friday.

Showings of our house started on Saturday.  I had asked that no showings happen until 10am, but I got a text stating that we had a showing booked for 9:15.  This was at 8:26.  I promptly called CSS (centralized showing service) and told them that we could absolutely NOT have anyone in our house yet.

So, they went ahead and pushed back the showing to 10 and I frantically called Jes (who was at the dump) and started putting up laundry and finished vacuuming the floors, packed up the cat, jumped in the shower, got the kids dressed, and we ran out the door.

By the time we got a quarter mile up the road, we had 6 showings booked and when it was all said and done, we ended up with 15 showings for the day, with 3 booked for the next day.

We managed to stay out of the house all day but did cruise the neighborhood to see what activity was occurring.  When we did come by, there were 2 cars out front and people in our neighbor's yard.

So, when we made it to Piper's recital around 4 (Yes, she had a recital that night.  It was a busy day!), I had an email in my inbox stating that we had an offer.  We scheduled for our realtor to come to the house the next morning (one of our offers expired at noon on Sunday), so we could discuss and she came with multiple.

Apparently, there was a bit of a bidding war that happened behind the scenes and the first offer we got ended up being the one we took.  So, we are officially under contract, have had the inspection and have a couple of things to fix and then we are off to the races.

So, all in all, it was a quick process to sell and the buyers are a sweet little family with a little boy and a little girl who will fit right into our little house perfectly.  It makes me sad to sell it, but onward and upward to bigger things, I suppose!