Kemper Dance Academy has A LOT of talent. Some of these kids just amaze me with their dedication, perseverance and love of their craft. Many of these older kids are at dance 5 nights a week, practicing, stretching, learning and working hard to become better dancers.
Meet Hailey... she is my friend Carmen's daughter and big sister to Jaemen who happens to have Down syndrome. This year for her solo, Hailey wanted to do something special to honor her brother... I think she achieved that. This is one of the most beautiful lyrical dances I have ever seen... makes me cry every time. I bet you will, too.
Thank you Hailey for being an awesome big sister, an amazing Down syndrome advocate and a beautiful dancer!!
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Welcome to my blog where I take on day to day life with my five amazing children: Kassidy, Kameron, Kennedy, Keeghan & Kellsey, and a husband in the Military. Join us as we face issues with Down syndrome, Leukemia, Deployments, and every day life with 5 young kids! You'll be in for the ride of your life!
My name is Renee, I am 34 years old, I am married to the Army... oh wait I mean I'm married to a Soldier, my hero. Same thing right? I am a misplaced Californian who lives in Colorado by way of Tennessee. I am a mini-van driving soccer mom... I always knew I would be! I am blessed to be able to stay home with my 5 amazing kids. Kassidy: my beautiful, too smart for her own good, funny, dramatic 13 year old who is starting her teen years with grace. Kameron: My high strung, smart, artistic, creative, silly, sometimes mysterious 11 year old who loves musical theater and acting. My 8 year old diva, Kennedy: who will most often be found dancing or dreaming of Justin Bieber. She's destined for the stars! Keeghan: my crazy, funny, silly, handsome 5 year old monkey who loves to ask me a million questions all day long; and our 6 year old Ukrainian Princess Kellsey who is finding her way in the world as she battles Reactive Attachment Disorder. Our goal for her is to make sure she knows she is always loved, wherever that may take her... I'm so incredibly blessed.