Today for ballet we dressed with a bit of drama-- our Fancy Nancy tutu was the inspiration for the hair style.
We got to class early so Libi filled the time dancing in the hallway to Disney songs on Pandora.
Love that face and that really long hair :)
Class started small but grew to full size in no time!
The girls were working on pointing their toes and Miss Cheryl Ann gave them coins to keep on their shoes. Libi thought she was going to get to keep them-- she was the very last to turn her two quarters in.
They are working hard on one particular song, which I think they are going to do for the recital.
Speaking of the recital-- I have a question for the proud few who read my blog. When I was in dance as a kid we did recitals in the studio. They brought in folding chairs, had us dance a few songs for our families, then we had punch and cookies after we got a certificate of achievement.
This particular studio has the girls purchase costumes that cost between $50-$100. They charge family and friends for tickets to watch the girls perform in an auditorium. They have every dance class in the studio perform in a two hour show and then they "give" the girls trophies (which you pay for ahead of time!)
Their shows are twice a year (December and June). When we did dance last year I pulled Libi out before the show and this year I really don't want her to do it. Am I crazy??? Is this the norm now? Am I just really old fashioned??? I don't want to deny her, but I think that spending several hundred dollars twice a year on this is silly. Please let me know what you think.
At Pop's house Libi pulled out a few golden oldies from her books. This first book she used to ask Pop to read to her every visit when she was around a year old. Nana always loved how that was her special book with her Pop.
This next one Libs pulled out and she reminded Pop, "Nana and I used to read this together, but she's in heaven now."
Another thing Nana would love is that Libi is still insisting on picking flowers with Pop.
Even in the winter they have a good selection of flowers.
After Libi showed them to me...