Introducing Maya as "Sir Field Mouse" in the Second Grade production of "Save the Plants"
The backstage, pre-show jitters.
The Adoring Audience
The Star with her fans
(This is Mrs. Spear, the best teacher ever!)
(This is Tia Evelynne, my sister)
(These are the cousins and the sister)
Hanging with her co-stars, post show
Anyone that knows our family very well, knows that Maya is kind of shy. Having Eden as a little sister doesn't help in that department. Eden will do almost anything Maya tells her to. For example if Maya wants a sticker at Target she has Eden ask the the lady at the register. If she wants a snack at some one's house she'll have Eden do the asking. It takes Maya a long time to feel comfortable with people and I totally respect that so I don't push her too much.
Well, I was so excited and so nervous for Maya when I found out she was going to have a rather big part in the play. She practiced and had her lines memorized very quickly. As the night of the play grew closer I was shocked at how surprisingly calm Maya was. The big night arrived and Maya was amazing! She spoke clearly and loud and sang her little heart out. The best part was how great she felt about herself. She said she "felt her face getting hot" and that she "got kinda sweaty". But you couldn't even tell. Aric and I are incredibly proud of her. As a parent there is nothing more rewarding than watching your child grow and develop their sense of self. It was not easy for Maya to get up there and perform but she battled her insecurities and conquered her fear. That's my girl!