Friday, March 6, 2009

Pink Ballet Saturday

This week has been unusally busy for us. (yeah, right!) Chasen attended his first Court of Honor with the Boy Scout and had 2 baseball games. My Brownie troop made butterfly SWAPs for Camporee, parent/teacher conferences, orthodontic appointments, and had MAJOR work done on my car i.e.-expensive work on the car. To top it all off, I had a very special houseguest all the way from England. Her name is Stella and she has dedicated the next year of her life to travel the world. What a wonderful luxury! She has been hosted by some very generous bloggers. Her most recent hostess was Dana from The Stone Rabbit. Dana showed her all around Independence, MO and then sent her off to visit sunny California. She was quite tired from her trip so I offered her a homemade chocolate chip scone and some Vanilla Chai tea. She said she liked the tea better than her usual Earl Grey.
A few days into her visit, we had a bit of rain. Stella didn't seem to mind very much. She said it reminded her of home. After a long day of showers we were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow.

On Wednesday, Stella attended ballet class with Sheridan. At first she was a bit shy since it was her very first dance class. Sheridan's teacher, Miss Wendy, danced with the San Francisco Ballet.

Then she warmed up on the barre. She really got 1st position down pat!

No way she was going to try the splits!
Then she decided to take a break and just watch the rest of the class practice their jumps.
She really enjoyed learning something new and admired the young girls and their commitment to dance. Sheridan is receiving her 5 year award next Friday for dance.

On Friday afternoon, Stella joined Brownie Troop #1182 to help sell Girl Scout cookies.
This is Emily introducing Stella to all of the different flavors. She likes the Samoas best!
American Girl Scouts are a branch of Girl Guides that originated in England.

Since it is the first day of outside cookie sales, the girls sold out of all of the boxes. They are trying to earn enough money to spend the night at Sea World in San Diego.

Stella was quite tired from all of the activity this week but she is looking forward to watching Chasen play in an American baseball game this weekend.

Please visit dear Beverly's blog for MANY more pink lovelies to visit!


Susan said...

Stella has been busy! Happy Pink Saturday


Joanne Kennedy said...

How fun! I think it would be a blast to have Stella come visit me.

Sure wish I was Stella and got to travel all over the world.


Brenda said...

What a busy week! What wonderful hostess you were to Stella! Stella should visit sunny Florida too!

Lindsay-ann said...

Thank you so much for finding time in your busy week to look after Stella. She looks to have really enjoyed the ballet class and helping the Brownies sell their cookies. My daughter (age 12) was a Brownie and is now a Girl Guide. It was interesting to see the different uniform your Brownies have over there. I hope they reached their target and can go on their visit to Seaworld.
Have a lovely weekend. I look forward to seeing Stella at the baseball game.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

great post - fun idea!

Happy Pink Saturday

Heather said...

wow so many things! so much fun! Stella seems to be enjoying herself very nicely.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

~ Gabriela ~

Neabear said...

Glad to see Stella having a blast. My daughter took dance for 12 years. Now she is doing choreography for Children's Theater Musicals and having a blast. I had Stella in Northern California before sending her to Dana. Interesting that now she is in Southern California. Can't wait to see what else Stella does at your house.

Pink Slippers said...

All sounds like so much fun.
Happy PINK Saturday!

dana said...

I just KNEW that Stella would be having a blast at your house! She loves those sweets--I'm certain you found that out at the cookie sale! She looked darling in the ballet class--but not as cute as the sweet human girls. Please don't tell Stella I said that---she's touchy about her "stiffness"! OMG-I'll bet she was thrilled to see such a beautiful rainbow, too!
I so enjoyed seeing what Stella is up to in her part of the USA!! Tell her THE STONE RABBIT said "Hi"!! L, Dana

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Stella is a very lucky girl to get to travel to so many places. I know she had a lot of fun with Dana at the Stone Rabbit too.

Jorgelina said...

How fun!
Happy PINK Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such precious pinkness, and it looks like Stella had a lovely time, too! (I wondered where Stella had wandered!) ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Elizabeth said...

Everywhere I go, Stella seems to be there. She seems to be a great guest!

Beverly said...

That Stella really is having a wonderful tour. Maybe she needs to come east. ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday, Donna.

Anonymous said...

Stella had a wonderful and fun week...Lovely Pink post...Happy Pink....Kathy

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday in the spring, with all the little bunnies, and kitties, and chickies has me on a cute and sweet high! I ♥ spring!

Thanks so much for sharing this week. Each and every blog makes me smile or jot down a recipe or think, "I can do that" or "I need to buy that" or gee, "I think I need to paint and clean!"

Amy said...

Very cute post.

Anonymous said...

What fun for Stella. I'm sure she relished in all of the excitement of being with all of you.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Kris said...

Looks like Stella got her groove (no not that kind, the dance groove) on at the ballet.

Such fun

Happy PS


Jennifer said...

Oh wow! That brings back memories for me. I remember spending Saturdays at Dance class! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!

BECKY said...

Hi!! I popped over from Lorri's to see what Stella was up to!!

Looks like she's had quite the time so far!!

I'll be back to check up on her!!

caren said...

I followed Stella with the Stone Rabbit and I'm so glad she came to visit you! I still want to know if she is England's version of our Flat Stanley. Do you know? Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Lucky Stella for getting the chance to travel around the world and such lovely bloggers for being such a wonderful host :-)

Deanna said...

Hi Donna!
Looks like sweet Stella is enjoying her visit with you! She makes me smile so much! I hope one day she can come visit me here in San Antonio.

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Claudia said...

I hope Stella has a Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Stella did great in ballet... She definitely needs a tutu though.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

It's such a treat keeping up with Stella... Oh, to be her...;)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hehehehehe.. this is fun post! happy PS!

Darlene said...

Hi Donna,

It is great to meet you and see what Stella has been up to. Looks like she has had a great time there. The ballet class is just too cute and I hope she helped sell a bunch of Girl Scout cookies!