Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dance Dance Fever

Oakley took dance at Dance Depot last year and she had her recital in May. She was more concerned about what flowers we were going to get her than she was about the dance recital.
Every time we went to Costco from November till May she would make sure and tell us that she was having a recital coming up and she would be needing some flowers. She did not disappoint at the recital and we did not disappoint when it came to the flowers.
I sure wish somebody would have told me it is like he!! to curl a 6 year olds hair while she is "practicing" her mad dance moves. It would have also been nice had I not thrown most of my make up away the week before this. I taught her the pinch your cheeks trick that I learned in 6th grade when I couldn't wear make up yet and luckily I found a tester mary kay lip gloss in the cupboard I got as a free sample years ago. I put on a little mascara and she was ready. She looked great and I looked like a hot sweaty mom that was glad she only had 1 daughter by the time we got the the recital.

Here she is in her tap outfit with the coveted flowers

We all made a big deal about what a great dancer she is and how proud we are of her (After the lecture that we WILL support each others hobbies and, crap we are in, and act like we like it, even if you HAVE to spend the night in the auditorium watching dancers. Admit you loved it Bridger!)

Here is the ballet costume which will also be making a repeat appearance in October as "the Halloween costume" She danced to Beauty and the Beast for Ballet and yes, the crown is put up somewhere really high until Halloween.

8 comments:

Reed and Nat's Family said...

Welcome back. What a pretty daughter!

Norma-No-Blog said...

Its so nice to have you back in blogger world! I only check your blog every 12 hours...
Tell the boys that she will have to sit through 3x's the amount of "boy stuff" and they only have 1 sister so suck it up! (Thats Aunt Norma talk)

Whitney said...

I love that the most important part to her was the flowers.

Bateman's Latest Kill said...

I am getting all sweaty just thinking about it maybe this boy thing is going to be easier.

Isaac Family said...

She looks adorable! Don't you love the three hour recitals? I'm definitely getting myself prepped for those!

Moto X Mama said...

You've inspired me to update my blog! Whos' your friend that has a picture of Todd in it?

Jonie said...

I love the dance pictures and the flower story. You should see me trying to apply make-up on a 7 year old, I am absolutely retarded and someone near me ends up taking over because it is just too much to watch.

Anonymous said...

She's back- Woo-hoo!