Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Peace, Love, Dance

All the drama, whining and tender feelings that come with having a daughter are SO WORTH IT for the mommy/daughter benefits of weekends like this one! Friday was Anna's last day of dance before the summer break and the last chance to practice before the dress rehearsal and recital. During class time I got to hang out with the other 3 moms of Anna's classmates who I have come to adore while visiting with them during dance class for the last eight months. The girls gave Miss Jennifer a framed photo of themselves that they had signed their names on to remember them by. It turned out so darn cute and Miss Jennifer was so pleased. Then we had the big dress rehearsal on Saturday...complete with hair, full stage make-up and costume. We were only allowed to tape the dress rehearsal and needless to say, the girls all did better during the actual performance. Please excuse the HORRENDOUS quality of the video...I have had major issues getting these tapes onto my PC. But you get the idea of how darling these girls are.

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My favorite is Anna giving my sister Megan a "thumbs up" about three-quarters of the way through "Pineapple Princess". Priceless.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. That has to be the cutest, most entertaining performance I have seen in a long time. Anna, well done!!!

the grandma

Anonymous said...

Anna--Where did you get those hips? You were wonderful and a great dancer.

Love,
gpa

Ashlee said...

Boy does she shake those hips JUST RIGHT. :0) So funny! And the thumbs up was too cute!

kathleener said...

anna totally stole the show! darling girls and dancing.

Shawna B. said...

Amber, your girl is a beauty! I imagine this is just the first of many such special dance times together. Tell your Anna she did a great job!!!

jennwa said...

That is soooooo cute!!!! I love seeing little kids dance.

Liz said...

you got it to work, yea! Looks like a great time. Way to go Anna!!

Lacey said...

Adorable! I do have to ask where she takes dance lessons. I had my girls going to a place but I am not too happy with it and I am looking for a change. Do tell.

Rosanne said...

She's a natural!! And she moves those hips like a hula dancer! You must be so proud!

Good job, Anna!

Miss ya!

condiefamily said...

I just want to pinch her! She is sugar and spice and everything nice...
Aunt Wendy

Kyndra said...

LOVED it! Anna is really good and so graceful! Her arms move so beautifully. That was so fun to watch.

Walkers said...

That is just too adorable. Too have a little girl...

just jamie said...

So darn cute. My daughter has also been practicing for their recital. She won't actually be in it because we thought we were moving, but it's really similar and right up there in the cute department.

The framed photo is SUCH a good idea. I wonder if it's too late for me to pull that off with her teacher.

Thanks for sharing.

Albanie said...

So cute!!! REminded me of when I took dance! She did great!


PS Can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Sonja said...

So very darling!!
You're right, it's all worth it. Your daughter is beautiful!

Leah Pobanz said...

Anna can shake those little hips! She was the best one up there :) How adorable!

Ginny said...

What a great gift! Love the costume, very pretty :)