A dance competition can be a pretty long day for the family. We had a 186 mile round trip, left at 4:45 AM and returned home at 8:15 PM. It was a lonnnggg day for some of us. Dancer, however, commented "today went so fast". Sure. Mom and Dad spent the day sitting on oh so comfy folding chairs or pacing about the auditorium.
Spark and his friends spent much of the day playing Nintendo DS. Here they are sitting by a wall because we were there so long the batteries went dead and they had to go where they could plug in. The Picto-chat feature is always popular as groups of kids try to find each other in the crowd. Spark did behave really well at the competition and got to have supper at a restaurant he really like. The goats, rabbits, ducks, chickens and Nikki the wonderpup, thought the day was even longer for those left behind.