Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My favorite time of the year, wink wink!

Have your children started a countdown yet? Soon the school year will be tucked behind us and ballet will come to a fantastic conclusion with the annual Dance Recital! Oh yes, my little ballerinas and tumblers will get all gussied up and dance their little hearts out.
As I'm finding with a lot of normal everyday activities that used to give me angst (and the ballet recital was one of those love/hate activities) I'm actual excited this year. *Theresa you can close your mouth now. I have been blessed to have the help of my mother these past 6 months since Duane's passing. She took over my job as ballet chauffeur and observer. It was one area that I needed to hand over to someone else, unfrazzled nerves were important for some reason and rush hour traffic never helps. But with the letting go of that task I lost the weekly check on their progress in dance. So like a relative visiting only at Christmas I will see the change in my little dancers.
  • Has Katie gotten the hang of point shoes?
  • Does Molly incorporate dramatic expression into her dance?
  • Will my Grace remember the dance or have to watch the teacher off stage
  • And lastly will Hannah-nannah break out in some form of the funky chicken or dance with her class?
But most of all I can't wait to see the tribute Molly pays to her dad. She's been working since the new year on a solo to the song "Molly Smiles". She loves dance and loved even more that her dad always worked backstage and even did a few dad dances for the recital. She misses that special time with him, I see it in her eyes. But I will feel the love I know radiating from that young woman when she dances, not for me or anyone else, but for her dad. It really will be my favorite time of the year.


9 comments:

Mary said...

Such beautiful ballerinas...you are truly blessed to have such adorable girls...

theresa said...

I am definitely bringing my tissue box to pointe night!!! Maybe Anna and Hannah will treat us to an impromptu sword fight with their watering cans!!! I am excited this year, too. I don't know why...

Sally said...

Let me know when Molly will be dancing. I would love to come watch.

Quin's momma said...

Yes, I agree with Sally. When is the recital? I'd love to come.

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

beautiful

Rachel said...

You'll have to let us know exactly when and where...I'd love to see it, too! I always love to hear your ballerina stories, especially about how involved Duane was. I'd love to see all the girls dance and especially the tribute!

Katrina said...

Ahh. I don't get it, my boys don't want to be in ballet! ;)

Record Molly's dance and put it on here for us. K

Love the photos!

Marrdy said...

They are beauties! I'm sure their Dad is keeping his eye on them! I so miss the recitals. They are always such fun.

Wunderwoman said...

I would also love to see the recitals, but live many miles away from you (I'm guessing) so, if at possible could you post a video? Your daughters all look beautiful!

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