I'm still going to the classes at the gym to get in some HIIT workouts and weights. April hosted Kim and I for lunch on Monday to get us psyked for the summit and voluntell us for some fun roles. I'm cramming in all the Judy Blume I can to prepare for my session. The mobile bike mechanic came and fixed up all our bikes and took Ellie's (RIP) so the gang is back on wheels. I had to pick up Ellie early from a bus stop to be in time for her ortho appointment and bribe Marly to take another bus so that I can pick up both of them at the same location going forward. We had our first SAC meeting of the year and then I raced downtown for the first DCCPTA meeting. I got to go on a field trip with Abby to the marine center and then walk on the beach in Hannah Park. We had a MOPS open house and then got my teeth cleaned. Friday I lingered in a parking lot waiting on pointe shoes that never arrived. We did our PTSA audit (deep sigh) and then Jamie and I had a fab lunch at French Pantry. I picked up Ellie from the early bus stop again and then off to the first round of Nutcracker auditions! Friday was all the pointe auditions so it was calmer with the older girls. Lots of waiting around and finding odd jobs to do to stay out of dance mom drama. We were there until 9pm and knew Ellie got a pointe role since she wasn't called back for the next day. So, that was exciting. Saturday morning, Voss and Phil left first. Ellie tagged along to make sure they actually went to auditions. Next, Phil and I had our auditions. It took me a year of convincing him to audition and he walked in knowing half the people in there! Joking and laughing the whole time! Next, Abby went in for her audition. She hitched a ride home with neighbors. Phil, Voss and Ellie left earlier. Marly was last finishing up around 3pm. We stopped for a CFA treat since she was there for so long. We all took a breather and then went back up for the 5pm reveal. They never called my number so it was super awkward but I was grateful it was me and not a child. The whole BravoFam will be dancing in the Nutcracker December 7-9! It's going to be amazing! Ellie is an angel. Marly is a sprite. Abby is a bon bon. Voss is a party boy. Phil and I are party adults. Phil took Ellie to a party at Audry's then the littles home. I took Marly to the first Cotillion dance then met Phil at wine club. I was proud I left right after the Freemans. Phil not so much. Ellie and I read in mass the next morning. The other girls and Phil didn't make it. They did make it for the first religion class of the year. I'm teaching a combo 5-6th grade class so I'll have Abby this year. We paddleboarded to the Hollands for the boys Birthday party. Their pool was nice and chill and the only place to be in the extreme heat with a rita. It was a fun afternoon catching up with friends. We ended up capping off the busy weekend with the Bentons at LaNap. Here are the pics of the week.