Friday, June 3, 2011
A decision is made, dancing on stage, and a scary thing we learned
Hi, this is Bree. Like Kaya said in her last post, we've been really busy with school, so sorry we haven't been posting or commenting a lot lately! Also since she posted, Kirsten, Josefina, Charissa, and Evelyn got sick - just a cold - but they're feeling somewhat better now. So it's been a stressful time in the Green household.
Kaya and Fiona had their dress rehearsal tonight for their dance recital! Kaya wanted to tell you about it, but she was so exhausted when she got back that she just ate supper, did her homework, and went to bed. After the real recital, she'll tell you all about it. This was the second day they danced on stage, and the first day they danced in costume. Kaya said it looked really good! I'm excited to see the first real performance tomorrow night.
Also, Fiona's teacher finally made a decision about whether she was allowed to dance in the recital.
Well, actually, she didn't decide right away. On Wednesday, Fiona proudly showed how well Kaya had taught her the dance her class was doing. The teacher acted impressed... but she said, "That's very good. Too bad you don't have a costume! You still can't dance."
Fiona cried again, and Kaya got mad because the teacher has known for weeks that she didn't add Fiona to the list of costumes ordered and just never mentioned it, and then they came home and Kaya and Felicity sewed all night. Literally. All night. Kaya fell asleep in math class the next day, but Fiona had her costume!
So then the teacher made her decision! Fiona gets to dance with the other ten-year-olds! We're all really happy. (If the teacher had still said no, she would have had to explain it to all of us, because sisters stick together.)
We decided to invite our neighbours to the dance recital. We've been spending a lot of time with them, and they've become like extended family. When Inna answered the door, we could tell she was upset. I offered to help her in the kitchen for a minute, and while we were in there I asked what was going on. It turns out the police figured out who tried to break into their house.
I can't really say much about it right now... but what I can say is that it wasn't a stranger. It's someone they know. While it's true that one of the reasons they moved here was Inna got a job at the museum, they also came here to get away from a situation of domestic violence, but apparently they got tracked down. I was worried it was because we mentioned their names (although first names only) on the blog, but Inna says the police think someone found out by calling the museum and confirming she worked there by asking for her. I felt a little better that we didn't cause it, but it's really scary that the person knows where they live!
The one good thing is that now that they know, the police can protect them. For now, they aren't going to move again, which is good news for us. We've gotten attached to them already. We're worried, though. Hopefully they can stay safe! (And yes, they're coming to the dance recital!)