TJ has a new hair style. Just when you thought he couldn't be any more good looking. Love the short cut. Im really over the longer hair. TJ had 2 auditions, one independent movie and 1 independent TV series. Both called for 18 and over. He was offered a smaller featured extra part in the movie (they called him to audition for the lead, a nerd but said he looked too cool) which we declined because it was a SAG project and 1 more SAG and he will be required to join the union at 3K. If he has to join SAG it has to be a worth it role financially. The TV series he is still waiting to hear. It's a gritty underworld crime series and Im not sure he is old enough. Still have hope...it's also a non-union role, so anything they would offer would be great!
I received a call today from TJ's agent, after 5 years they want him to be exclusive, so we will honor that. My guess is he is turning 18 and an entire new world of opportunity will open up for him. The magical age where you are an adult on the set, in addition to getting a lot of attention in the acting world and lets be honest he is freaking beautiful. They are his Mother Agency and signed him on 1st 5 years ago. He is with 2 other agencies but we will opt out
This past week was just a ton of fun. It totally felt like summer to me. Having a 5 day weekend helped.
Karrick's best friend Ryan moved to Arizona 2 years ago and comes back to visit every year. Karrick could barely control his excitement. Ryan stays with us for 2 days and they pick up right where they left off.
Karrick had a dress rehearsal for his Dance recital and Ryan came to watch and was able to see Karrick hip hop!
Karrick also had pictures for tech classes-recital. (non competition routines)
I took a bunch after out in the parking lot. Karrick is so happy when he is dancing.
This summer for intensive he starts new classes: break dancing, funk tap and contemporary in addition to hip hop , turns and tumbling
Saturday was recital...I didn't take any pictures.
Sunday Karrick and I went with a dance mom and dance friends to the Lyric Opera to see
It was fantastic! It is great for Karrick to see men (break) dancers. It's great to see the result of hard work and what you can achieve if you take the turns, contemporary and tumbling classes etc. I keep telling karrick "look at the big picture". He isn't a fan of tumbling because he totally lacks upper body strength.
In time I tell him
Fun fun week!
We leave for the Nationals Sat, just Karrick and I. We are heading to the Jersey Shore with his team for 9 days
My little man is looking pretty cute!