Sunday, May 18, 2008

Our Beautiful Ballerina

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus

Yesterday was Kiki's ballet recital where we finally were allowed the chance to see her dance! Typically, we are shunned to the waiting room taking turns with the other parents peeking through the tiniest hole in the blinds over the studio door.

But, for the recital, we were honored guests and got to take plenty of pictures and video which I joyfully share with you now. All of the little ballerina's were provided a costume to wear- Kiki begged us to let her take it home but no such luck.
She wasn't the least bit shy about having an audience, and you could tell she takes her "craft" quite seriously! She truly enjoyed showing us what she's learned, and we were extraordinarily proud and elated to see the performance.
Meemaw joined us for the festivities as well!
Kiki loves her ballet classes and even though it was the first class she has taken where her Mommy and Abba weren't with her, she always runs to the studio and never looks back. I know she is as proud of herself as we are of her.

Here is a video collage of the different dances where you can see what a wonderful job she did :-D:

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And, last but not least, here is a little video of the leaping portion of Kiki's show. The little girl just before her slipped and fell on the scarf, so let's just say Kiki was reluctant to try it herself ;-D. Too cute! Miss Eleanor is so graceful and helpful. She got Kiki right over.

video

1 comment:

Joy Widding said...

What an adorable post! I love all the photos and seeing Kiki dancing like a big girl brings tears to my eyes! Weren't they just learning to walk the other day???? Julsie can't wait to join Kiki Prima Ballerina this summer!