June 12, 2011

Maggie's Dance Recital

I can I just say - SO CUTE!!! Saturday was Maggie's recital. She did great. Her class (4s & 5s Tap/Ballet/Tumbling) did two separate numbers with a Hawaiian theme: a tap routine to "Little Grass Shack" and a ballet routine to "Over the Rainbow". Synchronicity was not their strongest suit, but none of them were scared, no one burst out in tears. And they all had to wait backstage in their outfits for about an HOUR before it was their turn for their first number. I will call that a success.

Here's the grass skirt outfit for her tap routine. This was taken a couple weeks ago on picture day. The girls were instructed to wear a little light make-up. My child is just FIVE, so we went with a little translucent powder, blush, mascara and sheer lip gloss. It was enough that I can tell just how beautiful she will be in high school. It was also enough to open up a whole new can of worms. "Mommy, can I keep that pink lop gloss?" Mommy, when can I wear make-up everyday?" "Mommy, WHY do I have to wait until I'm older to wear make-up?" "But that's so far away!" Mommy, can I have more lip gloss?" And on and on...
And here she is in her ballet costume. Each girl got a "trophy" in their dance bag. Maggie was SO excited about that trophy! Daddy got her some lovely flowers, but they were sadly overlooked as soon as she realized there was a trophy in her bag. (She fell asleep in the car on the way home holding her trophy)
Here's Maggie and the neighbor girl Emily who is also in her class. They both did so well with both routines. I helped backstage to get the girls in the right skirts and shoes, fix hair, and apply multiple layers of lipgloss to many little lips.
Posing with Daddy.
Poor Tyler. He sat in the auditorium, with James and the video camera to record Maggie. There were 24 routines. Maggie's group was 12th & 19th. I was helping in the back and got to watch them from the side of the stage so I didn't even get to sit with him or keep James entertained while he filmed the 5 whole minutes Maggie was on stage (the program was nearly 2 hours). But he was a trooper, and I am so thankful for him!

We are about ready to go home, here she is sitting with James.

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