Tuesday, May 12, 2009

{dance dance dance}

It's that time of year again for my little girl to get up on a huge stage with all of her other pretty, little friends and strut her stuff. The months September to May just seems to fly by! As we were preparing last week for the recital I was blown away at how fast time just passes. I felt like the dance year had just started... and here we are.

I'm going to start with some flashbacks! I always love to compare year by year pictures when I can. My goodness.. I mean see for yourself.....

and the you have "double trouble"

{aren't they the cutest!}

Okay- back to recital day... I'm always scared of how things will unwind that day since dress rehearsals are so early in the morning. I mean what child stays happy all day after being drug out of bed at 6:30 in the morning? Well much to my surprise I didn't have to do much dragging! I guess D's excitement kicked right in and she bounced right out of her room to give Daddy kisses before we were out the door and starting the crazy day! So I followed her with sleepy eyes, stopping to get coffee of course, and off to pick up Abby and Kendall.

I mean she was so excited that she was ready and willing to let me take her picture and actually picked the cute pose herself!

Dress rehearsals went a little slow as expected but we made it. After that things got a little crazy. I won't elaborate on the details from hours 2:00-5:00 but lets just say we caught a curve ball! What's life without curve balls, right? (I just have to keep telling myself that!)

D loves recital day for a few reasons. One of them being her time at the hair salon for her curls... or crazy hair as she calls it.

For the second year in a row she fell asleep in the car. I couldn't blame her. I thought I was going to fall asleep! I was concerned about what kind of "mood" she was going to wake up with but decided it was in her best interest to have the power nap.

The show itself went well. Of course, I had a case of the proud mommy - just like all the others with children on the stage. I'm always amazed at how she comes alive up there on that big stage. She has a tendency to be on the shy and quiet side at times but not when she's dancing. Even during ballet when her 'magic hat' fell off was she phased. She picked it up, put it on, turned it around the right way (of course), and kept dancing away. She even waved to the crowd when she heard us yelling her name, and took her bow at the end of her dance. I told her how cute I thought that was and she replied to me "well, that's what your supposed to do when your done." I love the things kids say!

Here are a few from her time on stage.

Of course, lets now forget the flowers. Lets just say I didn't need flowers for Mother's Day! She has talked about the flowers since Saturday!


  1. These are AWESOME! Your photos amaze me...you just keep getting better and better!

    I've been working in my PSE a lot lately and trying to learn my way around. Do you have any advice or places I can find tutorials that you would be willing to share? Do you use preset actions or are you editing yourself? I really want to learn how to do the vintage looks and all. I just can't seem to get it figured out =(

  2. Awwwe..these turned out so good! She made us proud...cant wait until next year...gotta love the magic hat! Love the one of you and her at the bottom.:)


  3. How precious! A year makes a world of difference, doesn't it? Way to go baby girl!!!

  4. Oh, she's so darn cute! Your pics are fantastic! I love how her hair looked! I can tell you are a very proud momma!

    Gabrielle has her very 1st dance recital next month... she is sooooo excited & I can't wait to see her up on stage!

  5. She is just too cute! I hope we get to be there for one of her shows in a couple of years. I wonder if Stan would let me put Kirby in and let him be that one little boy stud with all the girls. Doubt it, he'll probably have to do basketball or something.

  6. I love it. She must have had so much fun! Your pictures of the day are great. I think my favorite is her getting her hair all done up with her barefeet curled up in the chair! Little girl sweetness!!

  7. Thanks everyone!!

    Taylor- shoot me an email...


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I have loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember - anyone who knows me can tell you that. There is just something about it that makes me smile. After the birth of my first daugther, Delaney, my passion for photography ignited. 33 months later came her baby sister, Avery. I have had my camera in my hand every day since. There isn't a moment I want to miss... the tiny toes, the drool, the smiles, the simple things. My girls are my inspiration for everything. You will often find me in the background snapping those natural moments in life that I don't want to see people forget. Sometimes the best photographs are the ones that are unposed and candid. I love the feeling of capturing such sweet moments and will strive to bring your memories to life in a way that you love.