Monday, December 14, 2009

The Nutcracker

Lyndsi and Sophie had their dance recital Saturday night. Lyndsi has been bouncing off the walls in anticipation for this for months now. She's been going to class 2x a week for an hour each class to prepare for this. She leaps and points her toes all around the house, but she would never show me her dance. She said she wanted it to be a surprise.

This was also Sophie's first time on stage. She's been a little stubborn in class-sometimes participating, sometimes just observing. Her eyes about popped out of her cute little head when she received her sparkly pink costume, though. I still wasn't sure if she would actually dance on stage, but dance she did. And she was adorable. Later that night she was throwing a big fit about going to bed (I thought). When she calmed down long enough to tell me what was wrong, she kept saying she wanted to go back on stage. She has asked me when she gets to dance on stage again at least twice a day since.

The honorable mention goes to McKay. He sat quietly and nearly complaint free (other than drink and potty breaks) through 2-2 1/2 hours of dancing. Way to go McKay!!

My little ballerinas

Sophie with our friend Ella. A first for both girls!

Sophie, Lyndsi and our cousin Krystal post-show. They had fun posing for us.


Sunshine and Lazy days said...

how beautiful your girls are! How neat that you get to experience that! Love it!

Cami said...

Love that pic of our girls.
Kudos to McKay from me too.
He's awesome.
It was so fun to watch Lyndsi. That dance was hard work.

Anonymous said...

The kids look great!! They are getting taller - I guess that is bound to happen. :)

JM Phocion said...

I guess Dad doesn't get any mention, let alone honorable. At least he didn't miss the girls & their friends dances. Did start a good book, but left the nap to grandpa.