Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Little Ballerina

A few weeks ago Lauren's ballet school had a Christmas demonstration. The instructors are so sweet and patient with the young children. I was amazed at how much they had learned since they started in September. She's the one on the far right.

What was so amazing to me what this: each week I ask Lauren what see did in ballet that day. Usually, she says "we danced." I'll ask her to show me and she may put her hands above her head and twirl around, or do the little number below, but that's about all I get.

I'm not sure if she was ahead of or behind the rest of the class in the sequence of their dance in that picture.

Now, the lighting was bad for pictures since we were asked to abstain from flash photography. So most of our pictures were blurry. I mean, we wouldn't want to break anyone's concentration or worse, interfere with our little professional performance.

For the most part, they all held it pretty much together, as much as you would expect from any four year old. And, they were all precious. Each class danced to a song from The Nutcracker. Lauren's class was Marzipan, some were Gingerbread, others were the wind-up dolls. That class was especially cute. (Shout out to you, Susie!)

It was tons of fun to see all of our other little friends that are in the various classes. As you can see, Lauren and Ella Grace were really excited to see each other.

I mean really, really excited. Man, those girls LOVE each other. Aren't they sweet and cute?!!

Lauren's daddy and I were super proud of our little ballerina. And, of all of our friend's little girls. If they all performed this well for the Christmas demonstration, I can't wait to see what they'll do for the real-deal, full-out recital in May!


L Rukes said...

I think your little ballerina is just precious and your blog is really good! I like how you've done the customized thing for the names and the background - I need to figure something like that out. The dog pics are precious too. I'll have to add you to my list so I can see when you do updates and check them out!!

Amanda said...

I miss some Lisa blogging!

The Dyer Family said...

missed you at the derby party!! please be sure to post pics from lauren's recital tonight!!