El Recitidad

21 12 2009

I don’t think that’s actually Spanish, but I guess I’m trying to be like my sister-in-law who does know Spanish. (I’m probably swearing or something.)

Anyway, Saturday was our first ever dance recital. The girls were excited (and a little nervous). They looked darling, and I was able to sit on the front row during the dress rehearsal and take pictures.

Unfortunately, the dress rehearsal was fairly long (especially when you’re six), and when combined with an unfortuante incident where the same six-year-old hit her head on the hoop skirt of Madame BonBon (who was actually a man, but that’s a whole other bit of craziness), it made my Rainbow fly into a pout over actually participating in the performance.


I talked and prodded and threatened, but she remained unmoved.

The saving grace in this situation? Her older brother, expressing mild (very mild) interest in seeing her jump out from underneath a hoop skirt.

Those older brothers. You’ve got to love them, if they don’t kill you first.


Here’s my Rainbow, testing out the tutu with a sassy swaggle during dress rehearsal.

This is Rainbow’s “stage face” (almost as good as Kate’s, Mandy), along with her “stage stance:” standing with her hands on her hips, sticking her ribs out. It is, apparently, how ballerinas are supposed to stand.

I guess these are out of order, because here she is (on the far right) jumping out from under the hoop skirt.

 Eden, while much easier to cajole into performance, cried when I did her hair. I swear she has super-nerves on her head.

But she’s pretty much the cutest girl dressed up in a flourescent Chinese costume you’ve ever seen, no?

Dance Recital: Done.

Thank goodness.



8 responses

21 12 2009

Oh, I love the stage face and pose. Also, I think that hyperextension of her legs IS ballerina-like. They are cute, cute girls and I’m with you on being grateful that dance is done. Whew.

21 12 2009

too cute!

21 12 2009
El Jefe

Feliz Recitidad.

–El Jefe

21 12 2009

Those are beautiful girls!!!!

22 12 2009

She looks very cute with her “swagger” in her tutu. Love “the one running away” in your other post too cute.

22 12 2009

Yay! So fun. Thanks for putting these up here so we can enjoy them too. 🙂 Love it!

24 12 2009
Mrs. Olsen

Wow. That man had a party in his pants…in a very sweet and non-perverted way.

Looks like a ton of fun. Cute kids.

5 01 2010

Cutest dancing girls ever! Love the pics

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