Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Someday they MIGHT dance as good as me

This past Saturday was Paige's 1st big recital. She was super excited and did a great job. I love watching the girls get older. To be honest... I don't love recitals. I love watching my kids dance, but the other performances bore me. I mean unless they are messing up during the performance. Now that is funny. I do love watching the little once wave to their parents, blow kisses, count the steps REALLY loud (like Paige) or forget to leave the stage when they are done. That's what makes a good performance for me.

For example, Paige sings during her performance and then when the words stop She keeps singing. By the end she even has the other children convinced that they should be singing. I found it pretty amusing.

So Paige was pretty excited about getting to wear the makeup. Kelly loves it too, but it didn't seem as big of a deal as it did for PaigeMonster.

Nonnie and Poppy drove out for this special occasion. It was a short trip, but we will see them tomorrow when we go to Branson. It was nice that I got to spend Mother's Day with my Best Friend.

Kelly is the one with the blurry arm. She used to be so scared of performing. I never knew if she would even make it onto the stage. Even if she made it on the stage, I couldn't count on her dancing. It really has been nice watching her conquer her fears. Her first year in dance, she couldn't even get her picture taken because she was too scared of the man taking the picture. Now it's not a problem.

Paige is a natural. A Natural what I don't know.
You can not deny her cuteness. Neither can she.
Ain't she sweet. She's cute too, I was kind of disappointed with her costume though. It's cute, but there were some others that I liked more. Luckily we go to a reasonable priced dance studio so we didn't have to pay too much.

11 comments:

Aim said...

Cute cute cute! I can't wait to have little girls and get them in dance. Loved that Paige kept singing, I bet it was hilarious!

The Divine Miss A said...

Oh Jen! They're just so cute. I only wish I could have been there.

Right now I have one of Paige's dandelion pics and all of my kiddos tell me how cute she is. I miss my babies and I miss you.

emily and adrian said...

I need to ask you about your dance studio. We are looking to switch studios because the one we go to is too far away...gas prices...etc...
Adorable girls! As they say down here in Arkansas...PRECIOUS!!!! Wish I could have seen them!

Karen said...

Really Really Cute!!!!!!
I want more little girls!!!!

The Loveridge Family said...

Oh my goodness....those girls are TOO CUTE!!! They are such pretty little dancers...i love it! I'm sure one day they might dance ALMOST as good as their mother.

Elizabeth said...

They both look beautiful. Kelly moves so fast she's a blur. I hear that she's the fastest runner in her class too.

aLi said...

Wow, they are little dollies! I am a proud neighbor of these girls!

Kenji said...

cute girls! I am a young father who waits for my month old daughter to grow and learns ballet. You have a great family!

Denae said...

I love the dance recitals! They are the best, but you're right. They are so much better when people mess up. We go watch my nieces all the time & giggle. Maybe someday we'll have a girl to make dance.
Thanks, thanks, thanks for the sweet post. I'm so lucky to have such good friends. Love you.

Gram said...

The girls look beautiful in their dresses. And I love seeing the snippets of their performances. I can just imagine how cute they looked. I hope you got some video of them dancing/singing. I always wanted to take dance but will have to live vicariously through my granddaughters and their adventures on the stage. Love you all!

Meg said...

How cute. I wish I could see them dance. It's kind of like watiching one of Ethan's baseball games; it's only fun to watch when they're not doing what they're supposed to do, like fielding their own ball they hit instead of running to first base.